FLEMMING FOR GOVERNOR! L.A.-based writer and director Brian Flemming, director of “Nothing So Strange” and co-writer of “Bat Boy: The Musical,” has thrown his hat into the ring for the upcoming California gubernatorial recall election. With politicians on both sides of the aisle jockeying for position, Democrat Flemming has adopted a rather straightforward approach. If elected, Flemming will resign and hand over the governorship of the country’s largest state to Cruz Bustamante, the state’s Democratic Lt. Governor who was elected last fall. Bustamante has decided not to run in the recall election out of loyalty to Governor Gray Davis. “My candidacy may be unusual, but these are unusual times,” Flemming said in a statement on his personal blog. “If Lt. Gov. Bustamante ends up as governor, even by unusual means, that will be the best result both for democracy and for the stability of this state’s government.”
And my personal favorite, a Londoner named Broin:
I’ve just come across Brian Flemming’s blog. I’m not 100% clear about the situation but as far as I understand it he’s a writer-director (i.e. unemployed bum) who is running for California State Governor with the sole aim of resigning if he gets elected so that the man he thinks should be governor will succeed him. Interesting way of subverting US democracy.
Broin apparently doesn’t understand that if things go my way, a) I will get the most votes, and b) The job will go to the person who got even more votes in November 2002. (And what does a writer/director have to do to be considered “employed”?)
Brian Flemming for Governor
“If elected, I will resign”