The Indianapolis Star (US), August 17, 2003

If not Gov. Terminator, then who? Some suggestions

California's recall election couldn't get any weirder.

Actor Gary Coleman, the pint-sized star of "Diff'rent Strokes," Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and watermelon-smashing comedian Gallagher, along with dozens of other duly registered candidates, will have to run hard to catch Arnold "The Terminator" Schwarzenegger, who is so far the man (or is that cyborg?) to beat.

But let's get serious.

While Aug. 9 was the deadline for filing with the California secretary of state, Sept. 23 is the deadline for filing as a write-in vote candidate.

Here are some other high- profile

(snipped for Keanu)

Keanu Reeves

• Slogan: "Whoa!"

• Qualifications: Would have the surfer-dude vote all tied up. Can fight as many as 100 opponents at a time ("The Matrix Reloaded"). Met Abraham Lincoln in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure."


Matrix Reloaded, The , Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure , LOLWUT

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