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RIP Gary Coleman, the governor CA deserved

By Josh Richman
Friday, May 28th, 2010 at 2:18 pm in Uncategorized.

1275076769-gary_coleman_coverChild 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?

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  • Ralph Hoffmann, Previously Invited Columnist

    Right. Right, Left, Right. About Face. Backward March.

  • RR, Uninvited Columnist

    Little Gary carried that dopey sitcom on his back. The rest of the cast sucked. He deserved a better fate.

  • Elwood

    Ralph, what have you been smoking?

    Is there any left?

    Can I have some?

  • Mike F.

    What you talking about Willis? RIP.