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Texas Governor Lance Armstrong?

By Wyatt Earp | January 5, 2009

<i>Drinking while cycling? I guess he wants Ted Kennedy's seat.</i>

Drinking while cycling? I guess he wants Ted Kennedy's seat.

Looks like the Tour de Lance wants to overtake the political velodrome. I love Lance, but I’d hate to see him turn into a typical scumbag politician.

Cyclist Lance Armstrong said he may have a future in politics, coyly hinting that a desire to serve may lead him to seek public office after the conclusion of his athletic career.

“If you feel like you can do the job better than people who are doing it now, and you can really make a difference, then that’s a real calling to serve, and I think you have to do that,” Armstrong said in an interview with The Daily Beast. “So, there will come a time, or not, that I say to myself, ‘You know what, I can help affect change.’ And if that day comes, then absolutely.”

Dude, a three-year old chimpanzee could do a better job than most American politicians. You’re probably over-qualified!

Armstrong is making his second comeback bid to win the Tour de France, but has been politically involved over the years, having cycled with President George W. Bush, and previously indicating he may be interested in running for governor of Texas. (H/T - The Hill)

Sorry Lance, but you have stated many times that you are an atheist. And while there is nothing wrong with that, per se, it does mean that Richard Simmons has a better chance of being elected governor of Texas than you do.

I’m just sayin’.

Topics: Politics |

8 Responses to “Texas Governor Lance Armstrong?”

  1. Old NFO Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Good point Wyatt- no way in hell he’d get elected in Texas…

  2. Sebastian Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    As far as quality of politician goes, even Slick Willy only managed to wrangle himself a fat intern with emotional problems, and Lance can claim Sheryl Crow, Kate Hudson and at least half of the Olsen twins. Not a bad start. I mean, it’s not Marilyn Monroe, but Lloyd Bensten isn’t alive to tell anyone else they are no Jack Kennedy.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 5th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Old NFO - Not as governor, anyway.

    Sebastian - One half of the Olsen twins? Good score.

  4. Rick Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Forget it Lance.

  5. USA_Admiral Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Why not try Minnesota or Kalifornia Lance.

  6. Deanna Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    While I admire Lance for his athletic prowess, that is pretty much where it ends. His claim as an atheist as well as dumping his first wife and leaving a trail of women in his wake has given him a reputation that I don’t admire. I’m not sure what qualifications he has for being governor at all.

  7. Timmeehh Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Look if George Bush can get elected in Texas, Lance should be a shoo-in, after all he has one more ball than Bush.

  8. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 6th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Rick - I like Lance, but I worry that politics would ruin him.

    Admiral - Or New Joisy. They’d love him there.

    Deanna - He has the exact same qualifications as Caroline Kennedy, and she’ll probably be selected senator of New York.

    Timmeehh - Ba-zing!