A Prince Of An Idea?

 Prince Frederic and Zsa Zsa

Hunter S. Thompson had a line about things never getting quite strange enough to suit his needs.  That being the case, I can’t imagine why he never settled here in California.   Woody Creek, Colorado, has to be downright sedate compared to the Golden State.  Hunter, who ran for sheriff up in Woody Creek, belonged here.

Think about it.  The Terminator is about to leave office due to “term limits.”  Get it?  “Term limits?”  And who is stepping up to the plate to replace Mr. Schwarzenegger?  None other than the 9th husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor, Prince Frederic von Anhalt!”   According to KNX Radio, he is running as an independent and is armed with a platform that includes legalizing marijuana.

“His campaign platform, which is titled “Return the Good Life to California,” would “create a Sin Tax” to generate money on the legalization of marijuana, add a 10-cent tax on every drink sold in a restaurant, and “add a buck to every liquor bottle and pack of cigarettes sold.” He would also like to open the border with Mexico and lift the ban on Cuban cigars and products.” -KNX Radio

Getting his name on the ballot will require 10,000 signatures by the end of June.  With a sidekick like Zsa Zsa (Miss. Hungary of 1936) he just might get it done.  I’ll never forget her cop slapping trial in Beverly Hills and what she said when I asked about the incident that took place during a traffic stop.   “Dahlink, vhat could I do?  He had a gun in his pocket,”  she said.

Zsa Zsa, sweetheart, you’re the best, but I doubt your husband’s candidacy will pick up much support from the Fraternal Order of Police.

There’s no way of knowing whether it factors into the Prince’s announcement, but reports in January of 2009 point to the royal couple losing as much as $10 million to convicted pyramid scheme swindler Bernard Madoff.   At one point they appeared to be facing financial ruin.

“Mr Anhalt, the actress’s ninth husband, said: “We might be forced to sell our Bel-Air home, cars, artwork and even our jewellery because of this sick man.”   During a routine check on the couple’s finances, a loss was identified and forensic accountants now believe the missing millions were invested with the accused fraudster through a third-party manager.” -TimesOnline (UK)

Later reports indicated that a relative of the Prince may have stepped in with enough money to help the couple out of their financial delimma.

“Marcus Prinz von Anhalt, German brothel owner and adopted son of her husband Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt, helped out with a cheque for over 6 million dollars.” Wikipedia

While his highness the Prince eyes the Governor’s Office, our current Governor has come up with a new idea on saving money while dealing with prison overcrowding.

“We can do so much better, in the prison system alone, if we can go and take inmates – for instance, the 20,000 inmates that are illegal immigrants that are here – and get them to Mexico,” Schwarzenegger said.

“We pay them to build a prison down in Mexico and then we have those undocumented immigrants be down there in the prison,” he added. “Half the cost to build the prisons and half the cost to run the prisons. That is money, again, a billion dollars right there that can go into higher education. That is an example of one of the things we do that is unnecessary spending.”  -Sacramento Bee

Send undocumented prisoners to Mexico?  A number of people will probably think that’s a really good idea.

Send Zsa Zsa to the statehouse?  Why not?   Winston Churchill, magnificent orator that he was, wouldn’t be able to impact that politically deadlocked mess up in Sacramento.  Maybe Zsa Zsa Gabor will.  She is a force of nature.  A 92-year-old force of nature, but a force, nonetheless.

I wonder what the protocol will be when addressing our next governor,  His Royal Highness and Governor, Prince Frederic von Anhalt?

God, how I love California.

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