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Schwarzenegger Says Hasta la Vista, Baby, to Politics

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Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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After terminating his second stint as California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger will be looking for a fourth act in life. The movie-star-turned-politician told reporters in Italy, “I am not going to run for anything else.” So what’s next? Environmental activist? Hummer salesman? Judge on Project Runway?

Term limits prevent Schwarzenegger from running for governor again, although his 22 percent approval rating might have had something to say in the matter.  —PZS

AP via Yahoo:

“I have never labeled myself as a politician, so I am not going to run for anything else,” Schwarzenegger told reporters in Milan on Tuesday.

Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is restricted by California law from seeking a third term as governor when his tenure expires at the end of 2010. He has previously indicated that the only other political office he would be interested in seeking is president, and he can’t run because he was born in Austria.

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By WykydRed, November 19, 2009 at 3:00 am Link to this comment

ooooh! Patrick Henry! That was truly brilliant. Sorry, I had to quit throwing up before I typed at you. That was good!

There is a bunch of Repugs out there who have been yarking for years now that they’re going to get the laws changed so Arnie can run for President. “And he’s going to win too!” several of them shouted.

But I’m not sure a guy wants to run illegally for office with the bumper sticker “Arnie! Fuckin’ up the Country like he fucked up a State!”

But he did back the e-cig, and it ain’t my stinkin’ state, so good on ya, Arnie! The big dumb guy had to tell the inteligencia you can’t ban vapor because that bans breathing too! Whatever he did to California, it deserved it.

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By MarthaA, November 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm Link to this comment

Maybe he will go back to acting; he is a darn good actor.

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By Mateo in So-Cal, November 18, 2009 at 9:45 pm Link to this comment
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No idiot in their right mind would want to be Gov-u-nay-tour of this state!  Man I heard the legislative update the other day… dome and gloom galore!  Forget having a “R” or a “D” by your name, you’ll need more like an “X” instead!

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By LostHills, November 18, 2009 at 7:37 pm Link to this comment

Hasta la vista, Baby!

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By Blackspeare, November 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm Link to this comment

If he had done a superb job in California, but alas, the economy did dirty to another politician.  His bio is incredible and who says steroids don’t do any good, though he did have some medical conditions that may have been caused by his use of steroids, but probably worth it in the end.

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By PatrickHenry, November 18, 2009 at 3:05 pm Link to this comment

Palin/Schwarzenegger 2012.  TEOTWAWKI.

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By skulz fontaine, November 18, 2009 at 2:59 pm Link to this comment

He’ll be baack! Politics is more addicting than steroids.

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By rollzone, November 18, 2009 at 2:40 pm Link to this comment

hello. now he can return to intergalactic superhero and we can make it through 2012.

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