Steven Seagal Talks About Running For Governor

    January 6, 2014
    Jasmine Allen
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One of Hollywood’s toughest action fighters is thinking about running for governor.

Steven Seagal, 61, mentioned the idea in an interview while talking about his reality show “Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.”

The Arizona-based TV series, which airs on the Reelz Channel, is a team effort between he and the “toughest sheriff in America”, Joe Arpaio.

Recently, he has confided in Arpaio, a Maricopa County Sheriff, about taking a shot at entering the race for Arizona’s highest elected office.

Seagal’s background in working as a deputy in New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana has given him a head start to some of the agendas he would push forward.

Seagal is very passionate about illegal immigration and he makes it clear that increasing border patrol would be one of his main focuses while in office.

His interests in running for governor seem very much similar to one of Hollywood’s former action hero, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who previously was the governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

Yet, the “I’ll be back” actor isn’t the only movie star turned politician or one who has attempted to be in the political arena for that matter.

Others include:

  • Ronald Regan- He was the president of the Screen Actors Guild but then went on to serve as President of The U.S. in 1981 to 1989.
  • Shirley Temple- The famous child star from the 1930’s ended her career as the ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
  • Jerry Springer- He was the former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio before becoming a TV presenter.
  • Howard Stern- The big-time radio presenter ran for governor of New York in 1994.

Maybe the U.S. will see yet another actor take on the role of governor someday.

So, what do you think about Seagal’s proposition?

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  • Phil

    Isn’t America great!!!!! Steven Segal is bloated from doing every freaking drug there is. Jerry Springer was doing drugs and every hooker there was in Cincy. Don’t even get me started on Howard Stern. Frankly, I don’t care what people do in their personal lives. Couldn’t care less. I wouldn’t care if a person snorted a pound of cocaine as long as it doesn’t effect me and who a person screws is absolutely none of my business.

    What does bother me is I know three people in prison. Every one of those guy in prison did way less than those three celebrities and they have major felonies and decades of sentence time. In the United States, there are two systems of justice. If you are wealthy and connected, you will never ever go to prison. You practically have to murder someone and then piss off an entire nation before you go to prison. But if you are poor, you can get caught with a small amount of drugs and receive a life sentence. Just go talk to the guy who got 55 years for having 350 dollars worth of pot. Or better yet, the guy serving life in prison for stealing a pair of tube socks.

    I am beginning to really hate this country. It is corrupt to the core. The sad part is most Americans don’t realize it until it is too late. They live in a dream world. Congress has an 8% approval rating, but most Americans will do nothing about this. They will just sit on their ass and hope things will get better. But it won’t because this nation is so corrupt.

    Put Segal in office …… it won’t help …. you can just buy him off with drugs.

    By the way America, don’t blame illegal immigration for your problems. Those people are doing the work that no one else wants to do. Blame the people in Washington who lost 11 Trillion dollars of your money. 2.3 at the Pentagon and 9 at the FED. Believe me, it isn’t mexicans who are screwing you.