Move over Arnold, there's another celebrity in the race for governor in California. Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, announced his intention to run as a liberal independent candidate Monday.
By all reasonable modern standards, von Anhalt is certainly qualified to be a candidate. KTLA helpfully points out his CV:
Von Anhalt is used to having his name in the news. He married Gabor in the mid-1980s.
In 2007, he claimed he was the biological father of Anna Nicole Smith's infant daughter.
Later that year, LAPD officers found him naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel of a 2006 Rolls Royce. Von Anhalt told officers that he was driving when "three white women" with a gun took his jewelry and clothes.
There has been speculation regarding whether Prince von Anhalt is actually a prince. According to reports, he was born Robert Lichtenberg, the son of a German policeman and bought his title after being adopted as an adult by a bankrupt daughter-in-law of the last kaiser.
Sounds like a good candidate to me. And we Minnesotans really can't sneer too much at a guy like von Anhalt throwing his hat into the ring, considering we elected Jesse Ventura. I think we missed a bet, though -- we really should have elected this guy.