Val Kilmer ponders run for NM governor in 2010.

Val Kilmer ponders run for NM governor in 2010.

If Al Franken can lose/cheat/tie/win/lose?  Then why shouldn’t another Hollywood guy take a shot at public office!  An AP writer mentions that Val Kilmer sees an opening in New Mexico as Bill Richardson can’t run again due to term limits.  Story here.

Fresh from the inauguration, actor Val Kilmer is pondering running for governor in 2010, when two-term Democrat Bill Richardson will be forced from office by term limits.

“I’m just looking for ways to be contributive,” Kilmer told The Associated Press on Thursday. “And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I’ll run.”

But there’s no decision yet.

“It’s really day to day,” he said over tea at a local restaurant.

Kilmer, 49, grew up in Los Angeles but has called New Mexico home for more than two decades. He’s currently registered as a Democrat and said he cast a ballot for Barack Obama from Bulgaria, where he was filming.

I could care less about another story about a member of The Political Class mentioning a run for office.  This does though explain why Bill Richardson was all over the place during the election.  He needs a new job come 2010.