“Slacktivist”:http://slacktivist.typepad.com/ has become a favorite blog ever since “Electrolite”:http://www.nielsenhayden.com/electrolite/ called it to my attention. “This entry”:http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2003/10/gary_coleman_th.html says everything that needs to be said about the California recall:
Imagine this, at a noon press conference:
COLEMAN: Thank you for coming. I’ll try to be short. (uncomfortable pause) That was a joke.
I’ve called you here today to say this: Don’t vote for me. I entered this race as a joke. I’m an actor — what do I know about being governor? What does an actor know about funding our public schools, or balancing the budgets? My campaign has been a joke, but if you vote for me — or if you vote for this recall — then the joke is on you.
Look, I never pretended to be qualified to be governor. But I will say this: I never said I admired Hitler. And I haven’t spent the last 20 years groping women’s breasts. I couldn’t reach them. (uncomfortable pause) That was another joke. Jeez, you guys are tough.
So please, don’t vote for me. And don’t vote for this recall. Don’t turn California into a joke. Thank you.
REPORTER: Mr. Coleman, please …
COLEMAN: Look, I told you …
REPORTER: Come on, just once, please.
COLEMAN: I didn’t come here to …
COLEMAN: (sighs heavily) “Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout Willis?”