RIP Gary Coleman, the governor CA deserved
Child actor Gary Coleman is dead at age 42. You’ll recall that, in one of the finest works of political satire that I’ve ever seen, the East Bay Express paid to put Coleman on the ballot in the 2003 gubernatorial recall. Naturally, most media from outside California missed the satire and seized on it as proof of how kooky the state’s politics could be – perhaps making the satire so much the richer.
But we elected some other actor instead, so it all worked out, right?