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Charles Barkley is looking to run for office in the near future according to a report by Livesteez:
Our sources tell us, that former NBA star Charles Barkley is considering a run for governor. The TNT sports analyst was pretty clear about his intentions and plans if elected as Alabama’s chief of state, in a recent interview. “I plan on it in 2014. … I can’t screw up Alabama.” he said. “We are number 48 in everything, and Arkansas and Mississippi aren’t going anywhere,” he tells BET.com, adding that with him at the helm of the state, “there would be no place to go but up.” He noted that his top priority would be education. “All the way education … the public school system in this country is the worst it has ever been and what that does is [that hurts] crime, it hurts the judicial system,” Barkley said. The Alabama native goes on to say: “You know if you don’t give people education and hope, they become criminals. They get involved in drugs. So we have got to fix the public school system. I think we need to make these neighborhoods safer. And the third thing, you have got to give people economic opportunity. America for far too long has a small group of people who have got all the money and then we got a bunch of poor people who have no money. And because we have killed the public school system they can’t get the education to make money, and that is just not right.”
When it comes to racial issues and progression, Alabama has traditionally been one of the slower states to arrive at the party. Well, they had better tidy up because it sounds like the party’s coming to them! GO CHUCK.
Read the full Livesteez article.