Governor Sir Charles???

From the Birmingham News 

DESTIN, Fla. – Charles Barkley, declaring himself a Democrat, said Tuesday he is seriously considering a run for governor of Alabama, maybe as early as 2010.

The Leeds native and former Auburn University and NBA basketball star has teased for years about pursuing the state’s highest office, but he told about 900 public school board members from across the Southeast that he’s moving toward a decision on the matter.

“Alabama, that’s my home. I’m thinking about running for governor; they need the help,” Barkley said as the crowd laughed. “If it wasn’t for Arkansas and Mississippi, we’d be dead last in everything. I think we can do better.”

I have no idea what “Sir Charles’s” position is on any issue, but why would he announce in 2006 that he may run in 2010??


  1. Sir Charles was a fairly vocal — and at times very conservative — republican. He once made headlines by declaring that if he were governor, there’d be no “death row,” it’d be called “death week.”

    He converted after Katrina.

    As for why he’d “declare” so early, Charles likes to talk, it’s what he does for a living. It’s usually entertaining, it’s often interesting and sometimes it’s just weird.

  2. Scott;
    Thank your for your Comment, I guess we shall see if he runs or not… the next followup on this story will likely be sometime in 2008.


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