James Woods, governor of California?

Why not? The Golden State has a long history of electing leaders from the deep end of thespian pool.

From Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Californian voters actually seem to enjoy casting ballots for Republican actors.

And with likely Democratic Party nominee Gavin Newsom not appearing to give a damn about anything beyond naked political ambition, why not draft someone far more intelligent than any predecessor in that office?

Let me tell you what I know about James Woods, the man with an IQ of 184 and member of MENSA.

One month before 19 jihadists affiliated with Al Qaeda overtook jets that they turned into human missiles, one team of Saudi Arabians boarded a flight from Boston’s Logan airport to Los Angeles. Sitting in first class, they did not notice a famous Hollywood actor sitting near them.

But Woods noticed them. He became extremely uneasy, noting that none of the four men of “Middle Eastern appearance” ate or drank anything, nor did they read or sleep.

Woods, twice nominated for an Oscar, observed these men as they occasionally spoke in hushed tones. He became so alarmed, he told the flight attendant, “who shrugged it off.” Arriving in Los Angeles, he immediately contacted airport authorities, but they “seemed unwilling to get involved.”

I remember this story vividly because there was so much second guessing after 9/11 when the popular phrase “If you see something, say something” became prevalent.

Woods saw something and said something, but nobody listened. Instead, terrorists later muscled their way into three cockpits, piloting the jets into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and into sacred Pennsylvania soil, murdering so many precious souls.

He’s a former Catholic altar boy who aced his SATs, was accepted to MIT, but dropped out to pursue acting.

For eight episodes, he played himself on Family Guy, in addition to hundreds of other roles as villains or heroes. Woods enjoyed a long career that only recently has ground to a halt because of his conservative political views.

He’s since become an Internet sensation due to his brilliant, concise and downright scrappy way of summarizing a political moment, right to its essence.

“Instead of donating your money to a #ClimateHustler, go buy some cold weather sleeping bags. Drive around and give them to the homeless. Instead of supporting more private jet trips for some fat blowhard opportunist, you may be saving the life of a better human being. #WinWin” he once tweeted.

Of Hollywood’s extreme shift toward political correctness, he said, “So much of what Hollywood does now, I’m sorry to say… they’re busy with the political agenda, socially political agenda, and that’s fine. But the older white heterosexual European male is only the villain in movies. Very rarely are we anything but the villain now.”

Are you thinking what I’m thinking? That James Woods would blow Pretty Boy Floyd, aka Gavin Newsom, right out of the gubernatorial waters?

That a debate between Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Tom Steyer or any of the other left-wing Democrat wanna-bes ends very badly for anyone other than Woods?

But what does he actually stand for? I’m glad you asked. According to Wikipedia, here are a few bullet points:

-Woods has stated that he was a member of the Democratic Party up until the impeachment of Bill Clinton, commenting that “every single Democrat without exception stood behind a convicted perjurer. That was the end.”

-Woods’s name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2006) that condemned Hamas and Hezbollah and supported Israel in the 2006 Lebanon War.

-Early in the 2016 presidential race, Woods endorsed Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination. In November 2015, he shifted his endorsement to Senator Ted Cruz.

-On illegal immigration, he wrote: “Millions come LEGALLY to USA. Calling Illegal aliens ‘undocumented immigrants’ is like calling heroin dealers ‘undocumented pharmacists’.”

-Woods is known for espousing his conservative political views on his Twitter page, which reached one million followers in November 2017.

-In August 2017, he expressed his disgust over what he said was the “pathological” hatred which Donald Trump was being subjected to, which was retweeted by Trump.

Hundreds of thousands of high-earning Californians are fleeing to Red States where the taxes are lower, cost of living is reasonable, lawmakers are not completely *bleeping* insane, and crime is low.

I’m confident Woods could tackle all of those issues and more – with some help from that big, beautiful, and bold Twitter feed.

Draft James Woods, before it’s too late, California.

Melanie Morgan is called the “Mother of the Recall” after starting the movement to rid California of former Governor Gray Davis in a special election in 2004. The conservative talk show host and co-publisher of MediaEqualizer.com called for a “Draft James Woods” movement while guesting on the Travis Carey Show at KFIV in Fresno last week.