Disney EchoEar Grand Mouseter
Joined: Aug. 2001
||Posted: Aug. 09, 2003 4:15 am/pm
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?
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?