Friday, May 11, 2007

Jay and Silent Bill Strike Back

The Guv is hitting up his third state in three days today (after NY and NH) for a little California dreamin'. His LA trip is ostensibly a short fundraising swing but we suspect that Roscoe's House of Chicken 'n' Waffles has something to do with it.

The highlight of the roadie will be a spot for Big Bill on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening (10:45 pm New Mex time on NBC). In order to cause a minor stir during the 2004 election, John Kerry rode a Harley into Leno's studio. Alas, a Hog and some leather chaps couldn't save him. Maybe Richardson will have more luck if he putters on stage aboard an electric Vespa while Tupac's "California Love" thumps in the background. Ya know, to capture that elusive 30-and-under renewable energy "Thug Life" tattoo voting demographic.

Richardson has a tough act to follow after last night's Leno lineup of Cameron Diaz, Nelly Furtado and a 6-year-old piano prodigy. The Guv will be sharing the stage tonight with "Julie Scardina and Sea World Animals" and special musical guest Miranda Lambert. "Miranda who now?" you ask. Pssshhh. Apparently you weren't one of the 324 people who tuned into that season of Nashville Star. But her latest single ("Famous in a Small Town") has a certain a propos poignancy for Richardson. Let's just hope he doesn't get up-staged by Shamu and friends.

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