Gary Coleman has thrown his hat into the ring in the California governor’s race! John Lemon and Steven at Poliblog were joking about this the other day (I can’t find the post and am too lazy to hunt) and now it happens. It’s hard to be a satirist these days–especially when dealing with California.

Even better, perhaps buoyed by his strong showing in my Top Comedians poll, Gallagher has thrown his hat in as well. And promptly smashed it with a giant mallet.

(Hat tip: Donald Sensing)

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  1. Steven says:

    Actually, it was just JL who mentioned Coleman. I have made cracks about Larry the Flynt and Arianna, however.

  2. James Joyner says:

    Ah. It’s hard to keep the reality and the parody straight around here.

  3. Pietro says:
  4. John Lemon says:

    “Whatchutalkinbout James?” I wasn’t joking about his run! Just reporting the facts.

  5. James Joyner says:

    Ah. I just assumed it was a joke. I mean, Larry Flynt, sure. But Gary Coleman?!

  6. John Lemon says:

    I think Gary Coleman is the only one of the Different Strokes cast that is not either (a) dead, or (b) incarcerated.

  7. John Lemon says:

    And Gary Coleman has been on The Simpsons, something which Arnie has yet to achieve in his career. (I know the obvious caveat is that McBain — i.e., Ranier Wolfcastle — is the Arnie character on the show, but it is not voiced by Arnie.)

  8. Paul says:

    And if this story was not bizzare enough….

    Gary Coleman said today he was voting for Arnold!

    I’ll report, you shake your head.