Does That Make Dubya a Girly-Man?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, campaigning for a special election of his pet ballot initiatives, is telling George Bush to talk to the hand.

Schwarzenegger made clear he was miffed that Bush planned to collect $1 million for the Republican National Committee tonight at a dinner for 100 couples at a home in the Beverly Hills area.

"We would have appreciated if he would have done his fundraising after the Nov. 8 election, because you know we need now all the money in the world," Schwarzenegger said. "We want to make sure that we win, that we can have our TV spots out there on television, which is very important."

Responding to questions about Bush's visit, Schwarzenegger stressed his "good working relationship" with the president. But he rejected Bush's invitation to join him Friday morning near Simi Valley to dedicate the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Schwarzenegger said he could not attend because he and his staff were "very busy in our campaigning up and down the state."

John McCain was in California campaigning with the Governator just last week.

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  1. I wonder how much GWB can bench.

  2. 27.5 lbs. Including the bar and collars.

  3. I don’t really have much of an opinion about the governator, but the disgusting ads that the unions have been running made me determined to vote on Ahnold’s side.

  4. It was at that point that Bush’s right arm morphed into a six foot long blade that pinned McClullan’s twitching body to the oval office wall…

  5. He maxes out at 205 and can do five reps of 185. We’ll see how you’re doing when you’re pushing 60.

  6. If I can beat that, Anna, will you, uh, vote for me?

  7. “He maxes out at 205 and can do five reps of 185.”

    One doesn’t just stumble across such knowledge in casual reading.

    One actually has to seek that out.

  8. I don’t really have much of an opinion about the governator, but the disgusting ads that the unions have been running made me determined to vote on Ahnold’s side.

    Last night on the way home I was listening to “Love Line With Dr. Drew and Adam Corolla” on the radio (hey, I was tuned to my usual station and that’s what they had on around 11 p.m.). Corolla was saying Arnold’s opponents were running ads that said something like: “Policemen. Firemen. Teachers. Governor Schwarzenegger wants them all to … just go away. Governor Schwarzenegger wants crack addicts to raise your children. Vote for (or maybe it was against?) Proposition (#).”

    Were the ads something like that?

    Corolla was explaining his personal voting philosophy, BTW. He said something like, he votes for whatever result would have the most hideous and dire consequences according to the campaign ads. His reasoning is that panicky ads simply reflect some special interest’s terror of a financial loss if the status quo is changed (or not changed). Scary ads are really a sign of someone making a special effort to protect an investment.

    Corolla may come across as a smart-assed acromegalic frat boy, but often there is much wisdom in his words.

  9. Isn’t it obvious which team he’s on after seeing the cheerleader pictures of him in college?

    I heard he really wanted to be a haridresser but his daddy made him go into the family business.

  10. Liberals like liberals. The Governator and the leader of the McCain mutiny are two peas in a urinal.

  11. “It was at that point that Bush’s right arm morphed into a six foot long blade that pinned McClullan’s twitching body to the oval office wall…”

    Do you mean “McClellan”?

  12. One doesn’t just stumble across such knowledge in casual reading.

    One actually has to seek that out.

    Actually, it was noted in Bob Woodward’s book Bush at War. That factoid stood out to me because I lift.

  13. Stevo-

    Yeah, that’s pretty accurate. They make it sound like the governor wants to take the most heartwarming nurses and teachers (who are all wonderful, competent, and soooo hard working) and put them in a chokehold and break their legs.

  14. (who are all wonderful, competent, and soooo hard working)

    Oops, I forgot to add, *always*, *only* have other Californian’s best interests at heart. They just want to take good care of all of us

  15. “Policemen. Firemen. Teachers. Governor Schwarzenegger wants them all to … just go away. Governor Schwarzenegger wants crack addicts to raise your children. Vote for (or maybe it was against?) Proposition (#).”

    Were the ads something like that?

    Worse, even. Proposition 74 increases the amount of time it takes for a public school teacher to get tenure from two years to five years. One of the ads features a cardigan-clad, wholesome-looking public school teacher explaining (without reference to the actual content of Proposition 74) that this will give the governor complete control over public school systems.

  16. Stevo-

    Although I live in MD, the TV stations carry ads for VA races. There’s a candidate running for AG (not sure of the party, and I don’t really care) who assures the voters that he has a plan to deal with sexual predators.

    Wow, what a bold stance! He opposes sexual predators! It takes a lot of courage and intelligence to come up with such a platform.

    He may be the best man for the job, for all I know, but he hasn’t impressed me with that ad.

  17. thoreau,

    You are expecting too much from a TV Ad.

    These folks might have some info on him/her: http://www.vote-smart.org/

  18. There’s a candidate running for AG (not sure of the party, and I don’t really care) who assures the voters that he has a plan to deal with sexual predators.

    Well, yeah. The Catholic church can make that claim. Their plan sucked, but they did have one.

  19. Wow, what a bold stance! He opposes sexual predators! It takes a lot of courage and intelligence to come up with such a platform.

    Reminds of W. Post Sports Columnist Tony Kornheiser’s comment on beauty paegent contestants saying they were against illteracy and childhood diseases. I sat in my car and listened to myself say that I was for childhood diseases and illteracy. Then I started laughing.

  20. “He maxes out at 205 and can do five reps of 185.”

    It’s obvious the Maximum Leader has mastered his own body weight to the point he no longer fears the dangers of weight training.

  21. Herman,

    I’m told that he is a master of “Lightning Ju Jitsu!”

  22. The Repub candidate for VA gov also has adds accusing the Dem candidate of “choosing to represent murderer in court” and being against giving the death penalty to Hitler.

  23. How much does Arnold bench now, anyone know?

  24. He maxes out at 205 and can do five reps of 185. We’ll see how you’re doing when you’re pushing 60.

    I benched 205 as a freshman in high school. …So the answer is yes, Dubya is a girly-man.

  25. Sadly enough, I actually saved an article from some bodybuilding mag that covers bush’s lifting program. Pictures and everything. I remember the “5 reps of 185” so I guess his presidential schedule has prevented him from improving his bench.

  26. Herman – why does Carpet Humping Guy hate America (TM)?

  27. Dubya’s gotta start hanging out at those steroid hearings. 205 is a little girly man weight indeed.

  28. “Wow, what a bold stance! He opposes sexual predators! It takes a lot of courage and intelligence to come up with such a platform.”

    Given how loosely treated sex offenders are, that may not mean as little as you may think. You’d have to dig into what he actually means by that.

  29. Given how loosely treated sex offenders are,…

    I dunno where you live, but here in Fla treatment has gotten so harsh that even a few regular folks (you know, the ones for the WOD and generally incorporating Leviticus into the criminal code) are starting to think things might be going too far.

    They had a commentary on the local NPR station the other day and mentioned a guy who spent two years in prison because his stepdaughter saw him in the bathroom without a towel on. It was only the thought that maybe there was more to the story that kept me from getting my 1911 and shooting myself in the fucking head.

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