Monday, August 15, 2005
You know, I reaaally like Walken as an actor. He really embodies that slightly off character that seems either 2 bits shy of an encryption routine or perhaps a few too many bits. It's hard to tell sometimes. Now either this is going to be his greatest yet act visa-vis Andy Kaufman. Given this, some of you may remember the 'Other Party' candidates of the past who have been accused of stealing votes from the other Coke vs Pepsi parties. If you want to figure out which side of the slope that one of my favorite ACTORS is clinging to, take a look at his official site and ponder the fairly bland intro in your head like I am.
- "We need to focus on what's important-- paying attention to our children, our citizens, our future. We need to think about improving our failing educational system, making better use of our resources, and helping to promote a stable, safe, and tolerant global society. It's time to be smart about our politics. It's time to get America back on track.'"
- Campaign Finance Reform: "I believe that campaign finance is a very tough issue, with good points on both sides; but I feel, as a wealthy American, that I should have no more say than even the least fortunate American citizen. Free speech in politics is about the voices of all those who support you, not who supports you with the biggest voice."
- Military Funding: "I am a huge supporter of the military. I have always thought of them as our guardians, and when our guardians are making less than the poverty line, and children are suffering because their parents decided to join the military, well, I get very upset. I feel that instead of sending billions to the Pentagon's pet projects, it should go to the troops."
- Stem Cell Research: "I'd met Chris Reeve several times before he died, and after having met him it is tough to be against [stem cell research]. I am for human knowledge and expansion of human life. If stem cells are one way to do that, I cannot support legislation to restrict this potentially life-saving research."
UPDATE: Walken Declares. What? No, not. Not a candidate. Yes. Dearest friends.