CHARLES BARKLEY TO RUN FOR OFFICE

Charles Barkley

Former basketball star Charles Barkley has found a new career goal. He wants to be the Governor of Alabama. The native Alabama joined a legion of celebrities at this week's historic Democratic National Convention, where he spoke of his hopes of following in the footsteps of Hollywood actor and now Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Barkley, a registered Independent voter, tells the New York Daily News: "I'm planning to run for governor of Alabama. I have to live there for seven years. I bought my house there last year. I have homes in Arizona and Pennsylvania, but Alabama needs more help."