Thursday, July 27, 2006

Barkley in 2014

Charles Barkley, NBA Hall of Famer and maybe the worst golfer in the known universe, has declared his intention to run for governor in his home state of Alabama.

Published reports state that Charles plans to run in 2010, but today he appeared on ESPN's "Pardon the Interruption" and said the target date has changed to 2014, since Alabama law (there are laws in Alabama?) requires a person running for governor must have an in-state residence for 7 years (currently Barkley lives in Arizona).

Barkley went on to tell guest hosts Dan LeBatard and Jason Whitlock (where the fuck are you Tony and Mike) that he'll run as a Democrat. Charles, never shy with his opinions, rennounced his former political affliation with this nugget: ""I was a Republican until they lost their minds."

The Chuckster wants to make education a priority. No word as to whether he intends to improve the Alabama school system using the War Eagle method.

I don't know how politics work, but if Charles does win he should just bring along his friends from TNT and hire them as cabinet members.

There could be Lieutenant Governor Ernie Johnson:


And Kenny Smith as Minister of Recreation:


Of course, Craig Sager would be head of the Fashion Police:


While some doubt the chances of Chuckster's campaign succeeding, it's important not to forget that he's overcome long odds before:

If the Round Mound of Rebound could weigh in under 300 pounds, being elected the next governor of Alabama should be a piece of cake. Well, maybe a few pieces.

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