Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange can not sit still. While he is technically still under house arrest in London awaiting the judgment on his extradition hearing, he keeps moving along at a pace that’s hard to keep up with. His newest venture has Assange getting into politics.
Now, Assange is already a very political man. If you ever listen to to him talk, it’s obvious he wears his political leanings on his sleeve. He’s taking his fascination with world politics to the next level, however, by running for the Australian Senate. Assange is an Australian citizen so there should be no problem with his running, except for that nasty extradition hearing and accusations that he sexually assaulted two young women in Sweden.
According to Mashable, Australia is totally fine with it. The country’s constitution doesn’t stop anybody from running for office unless they have “been convicted and is under sentence, or subject to be sentenced, for any offence punishable under the law of the Commonwealth or of a State by imprisonment for one year or longer.”
The Wikileaks Twitter account found this news far too interesting and decided to share Assange’s political aspirations with the world. They also announced their intentions to field a candidate for another district in Australia.
We have discovered that it is possible for Julian Assange to run for the Australian Senate while detained. Julian has decided to run.
This isn’t the first crazy thing Assange has done while under house arrest. He has been working on a television series, released a massive leak of emails from Stratfor and even took time out to guest star on The Simpsons.
At this point, I think it’s fair to start taking bets on what Assange will do next. Running for the Australian Senate while under house arrest is pretty insane. I can’t even imagine what he’ll do next.