Step aside Tim Thomas, Jose Canseco has thrown his hat into the ring.
At least on Twitter.
The 47-year-old member of the Worcester Tornadoes told his 472,000-plus followers that he has plans for his eventual career after baseball.
I want to run for office— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012
That promise/threat was preceded by this Jeffersonian quote:
Politics is easy if you use your ears and not your mouth .Just listen you goverment morons listen— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012
Even if he's not being serious, this stuff's just too good to ignore. It all started with this question:
Can a cuban born american be a mayor or governor in new england ?— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012
Canseco solicited tweets about various troubling local issues affecting his followers. Here's a sampling of the political discourse:
@JoseCanseco Big Man, our most urgent problem in Boston and throughout the state is the bars must close by 2am. I know you can fix this.— Ed Ryan (@EdzoRyan) May 29, 2012
@JoseCanseco fix the refs in miami— Dan Iel (@TheRealDanAllen) May 29, 2012
Canseco's promise is simple:
I am here to help and want to do good for all the people— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) May 29, 2012
There you have it.
Deval Patrick, you've been warned. Just don't tell Canseco the Massachusetts governor is not up for re-election until 2014.
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