California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says state legislators are "girlie men" because they refuse to stand up to special interests by curbing spending. The New York Times, citing "an aide to the governor," explains that "the 'girlie men' remark was a play on a 'Saturday Night Live' skit with the fictional bodybuilders Hans and Franz, who parodied Mr. Schwarzenegger's physique and accent." Since his political career is itself the realization of a joke from Demolition Man, I guess it makes sense that Arnold is now quoting parodies of himself. The next step, I suppose, will be for SNL to bring back Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon for a sketch in which they complain that the governor is ripping them off.
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