When can I stop blogging about human cartoon characters who finagle their ways into major Libertarian Party nominations? Not today, apparently. The Louisville Courier-Journal profiles ex-actor Sonny Landham, the LP's candidate in the (surprisingly close) Kentucky Senate race.
The bid includes some campaign baggage that seems scripted for Hollywood, instead of socially conservative Kentucky. Early in his acting career in the 1970s, Landham bared it all in adult films.
Asked whether that could hurt him politically, Landham replied, "What can I do? That was a part of my life you cannot call back."
But he does express regrets.
"If I was going to do it now — knowing that I'm going to have four children, knowing that I was going to run for office — no, I wouldn't make that choice," he said. "But at the time I made the choice of getting a paycheck, staying alive for your big break."
Landham also served more than 2½ years in federal prison after being convicted of making threatening and obscene phone calls to his ex-wife.
The conviction was thrown out by a federal appeals court that found he committed no crime.
Actually… I don't have a problem with either of those things. Thirty months for "obscene phone calls"?
Via Wonkette, who goes with the angle that Senator Landham would be the third actor from Predator to serve in public office, after Jesse Ventura (I-MN) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA). (Carl Weathers never got as close as some of us would have liked.)
UPDATE: From the comments: