The Coleman Chronicles 

Wagering on a Coleman victory; the debate you really wanted to watch; and Gary owns the media.

Place Your Bets, Folks

Current odds from Antigua-based bookie BetWWTS.com for who'll replace Davis if he's ousted (based on a $100 bet):

Ahnuld: -225 (bet $225, win $100)
Cruz: +140 (bet $100, win $140)
Mr. Baseball: +800
Sen. McClintock: +1,000
Huffy: +1,800
Pete Camejo: +2,500
The Porn King: +3,000
Gary Coleman: +5,000
The Porn Star: +50,000
The Comedian: +50,000

Gary's got game
Gary may be a long shot for Sacramento, but he's already scored an endorsement from Entertainment Weekly, and recent appearances in comic strips The Boondocks and This Modern World. That's probably all he'll need to beat the likes of porn stars and bad comedians in the Game Show Network's gubernatorial contest. Forget the Bustamante-Terminator debate! The real action comes October 1 as Coleman debates Mary Carey and three other fringy gubernatorial hopefuls on the network's hastily conceived surreality show Who Wants to Be Governor of California? The Debating Game. The network announced August 15 that it had snagged Carey and Coleman as contestants with three others TBA. The top prize, according to the network, is $21,200, the maximum corporate campaign contribution allowed by the state. It goes to the contestant who receives the most votes in the real election, which means Gary could be a shoo-in. He's not accepting actual contributions, but a year's rent money? Why the hell not.

Eight days a week
A detailed glance at our candidate's recent media schedule. Who says Gary Coleman ain't poised for a comeback?
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
3:45 a.m. Limo takes you to CBS in Culver City
4:30 a.m. Tape CBS' The Early Show with Harry Smith
6:05 a.m. Phoner with WOWO AM Radio, Ft. Wayne, Indiana
6:35 a.m. ABC Radio phoner, Chicago
8 a.m. KRLA Radio phoner
8:45 a.m. Limo pickup for trip to KFI Radio
9:30 a.m. Appear on Bill Handel Show
11 a.m. Pre-interview for O'Reilly Factor
12:15 p.m. Limo picks you up at home for trip to NBC
1:30 p.m. Appear on MSNBC's Lester Holt Show
2 p.m. Limo leaves for O'Reilly Factor
3 p.m. Appear on O'Reilly
4 p.m. CNN takes you from Fox to CNN
4:45 p.m. You tape at CNN
5:15 p.m. Limo takes you home

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
6 a.m. Phoner with KOA Radio, Denver
6:15 a.m. Depart for KTLA, Channel 5
7:30 a.m. Appear on KTLA morning news, Stage 8
7:45 a.m. Outside KTLA's Stage 8, pose for pix by Reuters Wire Service's Fred Prouser. Also answer a few questions from National Public Radio reporter Mandalit del Barco
9 a.m. Phoner with The Morning Rave on KDND, Sacramento, with Lucas Laurie and Manie
10 a.m. Alex Cook and her BBC film crew shoot you for documentary

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15
9:45 a.m. Limo picks you up for trip to Park Hyatt, Century City
11 a.m. Game Show Network press conference
11:45 a.m. Limo takes you home
12:30 p.m. Phoner with GQ magazine; you call writer Genevieve Robb (NY power outage may keep your call from going thru -- but pls. try)
5:45 p.m. Limo picks you up for trip to Fox
6:15 p.m. You appear on Hannity & Colmes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16
10:30 a.m. TV Guide phoner

MONDAY, AUGUST 18
11:15 a.m. Limo picks you up for trip to Le Park Hotel
12:15 p.m. Shoot BBC News interview on the hotel's rooftop
2:15 p.m. Limo picks you up for trip to Celebrity Justice studio
3 p.m. Appear on Warner Bros.' nationally syndicated news show Celebrity Justice
10:00 p.m. Go to Fox 11 News at Olympic & Bundy
10:30 p.m. Appear on Fox 11 News

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19
8 a.m. Depart for Power 106 in Burbank
9 a.m. Appear on Power 106
11 a.m. Drive yourself, depart for LA Times
12 noon LA Times photo studio portrait sitting. If you have any, bring props symbolic of your candidacy; be prepared to give a brief outline of your gubernatorial platform

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
6:45 a.m. Go to Fox
7:25 a.m. You appear on Good Day L.A. , hosted by Steve Edwards
7:45 a.m. Washington Post reporter Hank Stuver interviews you during breakfast on the Good Day L.A. stage. NOTE: The national show Good Day Live has been cancelled due to requirement that Fox invite all candidates if they have you on. They don't want to be so obliged
9 a.m. Return home
12:30 p.m. Limo picks you up for trip to CNN
1:40 p.m. You appear on CNN's Crossfire with Robert Novak, Paul Begala

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