Seems the current governor, Democrat Bill Richardson thinks that Kilmer would be a great replacement for him when his term ends in 2011. He says, "I like the idea. Val Kilmer is a New Mexican, he was Batman. You know there have been successful actors going into politics. I haven't talked to him about it, I don't know how serious he is, but you know if he jumps in a race he's got name ID, so it can't be discounted."
Stranger things have happened. Just ask me. I live in California and have Conan for my governor. Iceman couldn't be much worse. And given that Kilmer is invested in some eco-friendly political goings-on in New Mexico, apparently it couldn't be too far off. Before Bale, he was my favorite Batman. Yeah... I said it.