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Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 4:15 am/pm Quote

All it takes, apparently, is $3,500 and 65 signatures and anybody can run for Governor of California as long as you can get all that in, and complete the paperwork and turn it in too, by 5 pm PDT Saturday, August 9.

So, who's to stop a Disney character from running? :wink2:

I mean, like, Mickey Mouse is almost a native Californian, "born" on a train ride from I think it was New York going back towards California.  He's American.   Disney could give Mickey the money, and 65 signatures could be collected no time at all.  All those expressions, "Mickey Mouse could do a better job!" "A Mickey Mouse candidate if I ever saw one."  "Just write in 'Mickey Mouse' on the ballot."  Well...here's the opportunity to put that into practice.

Or most any of the Disney characters.  Most but not all.  If any came out of Disney animation studios in Canada, Florida, France or Australia, for instance, like "Mulan", they're disqualified since not a native Californian.  Unless you talk about who they belong to....they belong to a corporation which headquaters in California and from that standpoint they would be Californian, I suppose.  Haven't worked that all the way through yet.  

Which Disney character would make a good Governor of California?

For my own reply to this question some characters do come to mind:  

:depp: Captain Jack Sparrow is an obvious choice.  He's simply making more box office money than "Terminator 3" seems to be.  He's charming, "savvy", looks great on camera, is actually quite articulate even though he seems woozy, he keeps you guessing, excellent at swords, is a swinger, and knows the value of gold.  Capt. Sparrow is a skilled negotiator who gets results.  He's able to formulate a goal and achieve it no matter the odds or seeming obstacles or slaps in the face from redheads.  He's completed his jail term.  You know from upfront he's a pirate, no surprises.  Yet Capt. Sparrow's loyal and will fight for you.  The undead don't phase him.  In fact he knows how to make being undead work to his advantage, and in a state like California in the mess it's in that's a plus.  

:coonskin: Davy Crockett is also an obvious choice.  He made his way to Washington so I heard tell, and patched up the crack in the Liberty Bell.  An American hero is just who we need to tame down California.

:unclesam: This isn't quite what I want to put, but any of the characters in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln or American Adventure would surely bring American greatness and knowhow to the Golden State at a time when it's sorely needed.  There's no Mickey in a black stovepipe hat and a beard icon, but you get the idea.

:sorcerer: Mickey as Sorcerer's Apprentice or The Fairy Godmother.  Or they could be the first team to govern the state, a balanced ticket.  A wave of her stick would do the trick, bippity... bobbity.... BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  And multi-billion dollar budget deficits would just disappear :: poof ::.
And Mickey as Sorcerer's Apprentice would do what those in the recall effort against Gov. Gray Davis dearly want to do:  Clean house.  And Mickey has plenty of brooms to sweep clean, too, you know it.

So, who would you think could do a better job out there and is a Disney character, live action or animated? :ears:


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Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 5:03 am/pm Quote

As much as I would love to nominate Goofy simply because he's my fave, I'm forced to admit that Mickey Mouse would do a much better job. Honestly! I really think Mickey would considering how well he tends to handle everything else. :mickey:

Just don't get Donald in! That would be a disaster! I can just see it now... any little whim, and " :devil: "! You know what I mean? LOL


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Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 7:28 am/pm Quote

Quote (CarolKoster @ Aug. 09, 2003 3:15 am/pm)
:depp: Captain Jack Sparrow is an obvious choice.

The last time Edwin Edwards was running for governor of Louisiana, there were bumper stickers that said "Vote for the Crook!"
:)

So, I agree that Captain Jack Sparrow is the best Character for the job and I give up all marketing rights for his bumper sticker: "Vote for the Pirate!"
:deadpirate:  :depp:  :pirate:

No one can "Arrrrrgggg"-ue with that!
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Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 8:01 am/pm Quote

:depp: I just visited Box Office Mojo (www.boxofficemojo.com) and so far "Pirates of the Caribbean" has made $223+ million at the box office and "Terminator 3" $144+ million, and T3 has been out longer than "Pirates" has, by only a week or so, but still....
(Box office information as on Box Office Mojo posted up through Saturday afternoon, August 9, 2003).

A known pirate vs. Terminator for the run for Governor of California.  Think of the politics and negative campaigning there!

As for your comment about former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards (he's now in Federal prison in Dallas serving a ten year sentence for bribery and other crimes regarding the issuance of riverboat casino licenses while governor of the state):  Captain Jack Sparrow has already served jail time, twice in the movie, and bribery got him nowhere.  Luck did.  Further, Capt. Jack is younger than Edwin Edwards and once out of jail has a full and productive lifetime ahead.  Edwin Edwards just celebrated his 76th birthday in prison and has a bit more than 9 more years to serve, his luck having run out.

So I think it's Captain Jack Sparrow over The Terminator and former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, definitely.  The folks out in California will tally the entries over the weekend and we'll see.


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Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 10:55 am/pm Quote

Normally, I would stick up for my guy Pete, but when you think about it, there is nothing more you can say about this election than it is absolutly loony. So, I figure if you take a loony election, and you throw in the plastic surgery capital of the world, and  what do you get?

Roger Rabbit for governer, Jessica for Lt. governer. How's that for a ticket! :D


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Posted: Aug. 10, 2003 9:53 am/pm Quote

Here's another candidate possibility:  Pinnochio!  Has a wooden head but a good heart, just needs an advisor to keep him out of trouble.  Pinnochio has a known advantage the other umpteen hundred who've signed up don't:  NO STRINGS attached!  And you'll know when he's lying and when he's telling the truth.  :wink2:

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Posted: Aug. 10, 2003 5:46 am/pm Quote

Another three ideas:

Dumbo:  Suffers from an unfortunate name, but would appeal to the mother vote.  Overcame obstacles through the power of positive persuasion.  Needs an advisor with him at all times in the person of Timothy mouse.  Biggest attribute is Dumbo already knows what circuses are like so the circuslike atmosphere in California politics right now won't be a problem.  And Dumbo's a Republican (elephant)!  

Zorro:  Californian, also has a one-word-name so would be a good match vs. "Terminator" along with excellent name recognition value.  Mostly works at night, but works very well alone.  Vetoes by carving a Z with his blade, a Z that stands for Zorro!  Novelty of wearing a mask on TV would appeal to cable news channels.

Mary Poppins:  Excellent women's candidate, her issues are based on families, education and high quality day care.  Mary Poppins believes in a perfect mix of traditional and magical methods to get kids to learn their lessons, inspire the work ethic, inspire creativity and independent thinking.  An entrepreneur.  Knows all about term limits, because when her job is done she leaves, period.  Patiently builds consensus and teamwork among her associates and supervisors.  One detriment might be she carries baggage, and look at the stuff in the baggage!  Rich's argument against Mary Poppins is that she is not a Californian and she is not American, and for Mary Poppins to run in America requires the written consent of the author in England.   My quibble about her candidacy is that it takes Mary Poppins three hours to accomplish what she set out to do, whereas Fairy Godmother listened, grasped the situation at hand and did something effective about it, with clear concise communication, in only a few minutes, a wave of her wand and in song.  The situation in California may require faster action than Mary Poppins is able to provide, very tall order.  Still, Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way and wisely knows where and when to sprinkle the sugar.  May be opposed by suffragettes and supported by chimney sweeps.  

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Posted: Aug. 10, 2003 7:02 am/pm Quote

:D  :clap:

One more plus for Mary Poppins: She would make state government fun -- because as she says, "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. Once you find the fun then SNAP! -- the job's a game!"
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Quote (RichKoster @ Aug. 10, 2003 7:02 am/pm)
:D  :clap:

One more plus for Mary Poppins: She would make state government fun -- because as she says, "In every job that must be done there is an element of fun. Once you find the fun then SNAP! -- the job's a game!"
:happydance:

So, you think Mary Poppins favors gaming as a new revenue source in California? :uhoh: That just doesn't fit her image, though.

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Posted: Aug. 10, 2003 10:56 am/pm Quote

I'd nominate Belle. She'd be an advocate of literacy programs, as well as increased funding for the state's public libraries.

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