Today’s Imaginary Conversation With Arnold Schwarzenegger
Since leaving the world of Hollywood behind for a prominent role in California politics, Arnold Schwarzenegger has lowered the debt of California and taken his place alongside George W. Bush this week at the Republican National Convention.
Fortunately, it is good to see that someone like Arnold has really, totally stood on his own as a politician and has not tried to use his past notoriety to his advantage and/or mix that with politics. We here at WFME were pleased to get a quick moment to interview him via-telephone while he was in New York City.
Me: Good afternoon, Governor Schwarzenegger.
Governor Schwarzenegger: Hallo, Paul. Or should I say, girlie-man?
Me: Thanks for taking the time out to talk to us. We appreciate it!
Governor Schwarzenegger: I’m here to…pump you up!
Me: So, you’re in New York City for the Republican National Convention — there to support President Bush. What do you think his chances are of winning the election?
Governor Schwarzenegger: I think he is going to terminate the competition. No question about it. Kerry should be saying hasta la vista baby if he was the smart girlie-man that I think he is.
Me: How are things going in California?
Governor Schwarzenegger: Things in Cal-ee-fornia are going extremely well. We have reduced the debt, terminated those who were standing in our way, and said hasta la vista baby to the dishonest politicians — they will not be saying ‘I’ll Be Back’ to the government.
Me: How do you think you’ve handled the transition from Hollywood action-star to California Governor?
Governor Schwarzenegger: Being in movies was my past. I have terminated that from my life. Will I be back? No. I have said hasta la vista, baby to that part of my life. I am now pumped up as you possibly could see if you were sitting here next to me, to continue to help Cal-ee-fornia rise above the debt. These things, I think I have done.
Me: Thanks so much for your time, Governor.
Governor Schwarzenegger: I’ll be back!
Me: Excuse me?
Governor Schwarzenegger: Nothing. Thank you, Paul.