Last week, the announcement of transgender former Olympian Caitlyn Jenner of a gubernatorial challenge to Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) in the upcoming recall vote was met with general coldness and ridicule. But Jenner is not the only Republican celebrity to consider jumping into the long-shot race, even as Newsom sports strong approval numbers and voters are skeptical of the recall.
On Tuesday, actor Randy Quaid announced that he, too, is considering a run against Newsom, claiming that he will "clean up the District Attorney Offices throughout the state" — seemingly unaware that district attorneys in California are directly elected, not appointed at the pleasure of the governor.
I’m seriously considering running for governor. The prosecutorial corruption in California (esp Santa Barbara & the… https://t.co/Jb3eVcbMG5— Randy Quaid (@Randy Quaid)1619551053.0
Just as with Jenner, Quaid's announcement was given a skeptical and mocking reception by commenters on social media.
Dear @RandyRRQuaid: You made the same mistake as @Caitlyn_Jenner. DAs are not beholden to the Governor and they don… https://t.co/6AJ5ZAzXJZ— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1619564013.0
No recall like a California recall https://t.co/bkxETovl4B— Alex Thompson (@Alex Thompson)1619563210.0
Please do it. https://t.co/V5WfjfQ6bb https://t.co/1mzfjzq67B— Recall All California Republicans (@Recall All California Republicans)1619563776.0
If anyone was looking for some political entertainment. https://t.co/YqYTe7cD7E— Andrea Payne, PhD MPH (@Andrea Payne, PhD MPH)1619565561.0
Hey everybody, #CaitlynJenner suddenly looks like the sane choice. https://t.co/jKVJApYblp— Lurk3r (@Lurk3r)1619564976.0
If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch "Independence Day" and root for the aliens. https://t.co/k0lyY9ZgOG— Noah Finneburgh (@Noah Finneburgh)1619564894.0
A reminder that a majority of CA voters are against recalling Newsom by a difference of like 12% (essentially the o… https://t.co/ImZI4eDh3Y— Kathy (@Kathy)1619564520.0
Oh, God. People don't know about him. They think hes Cousin Eddie. Either they have no idea that he and Evie are co… https://t.co/Fo82ackH8n— 🐝🌷Kelly🌷🐝 (@🐝🌷Kelly🌷🐝)1619564354.0
Randy Quaid looks like if Galileo got busted for child porn https://t.co/3aMLB3FY9J— Zack Bornstein (@Zack Bornstein)1619563669.0
Could we NOT treat the “Randy Quaid running for CA governor” like a goofy joke? Maybe learn something from 2016? I dunno.— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1619565090.0