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Last Friday Phoenix TV station ABC15 published an interview with Seagal ahead of the new season of his reality TV show, Steven Seagal: Lawman. [...]

"Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for governor in Arizona," Seagal said in the interview, which was kind of a joke, but I suppose I would remotely consider it, but I probably would have a lot more other responsibilities."

First off, there is a reality show named Steven Seagal: Lawman. There has been for a while now, and the fact that you probably have never even heard of it should give you some insight into the current public draw of one Steven Seagal. Then again, the line between Republican politician and reality show star has been so blurred of late that we should probably just presume all prospective GOP candidates are going to be dredged up from the lower tiers of Being On TeeVee.

Second off, Steven Seagal running for something would be a non-starter. His most famous Arizona moment is probably he time he mounted a heavily armed assault to help Sheriff Joe kill 115 chickens, an ambitious, perhaps overly planned effort that required an armored vehicle, a bomb robot, and a SWAT team. Because they were suspected of being cockfighting chickens. I mention that not because it was a particularly unusual event in the recent Arizona history of being insane, but because his entire political career to date has consisted of efforts as Joe Arpaio's wingman. If there is anything else—and no, the energy drink does not count—it is not coming to mind.

No, I think it far more likely that Seagal will sit this one out so he can focus on a bigger prize: running as the number two man of a Donald Trump-Steven Seagal presidential ticket in 2016. C'mon, fellas, you know you want to. You would make such a team.

Originally posted to Hunter on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 12:02 PM PST.

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