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Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:34 PM

Schwarzenegger: Shriver changed tune on recall run

Source: AP-Excite

By JULIET WILLIAMS and MICHAEL R. BLOOD

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to "snap out of it" by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to his successful candidacy.

Eunice Shriver told her daughter that her husband would be "angry for the rest of his life" if she stopped his ambitions, Schwarzenegger writes in his new autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."

The former governor says in the book that he had decided against running to recall Gov. Gray Davis after his wife implored him not to for the sake of their family. Maria Shriver announced his decision to their four children.

But he writes that when Maria Shriver told her mother about her efforts to thwart Schwarzenegger's political ambitions, Eunice told her daughter that women in their family "always support the men when they want to do something." Schwarzenegger says he didn't know about the conversation at the time, but learned of it later.

FULL story at link.



Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120929/DA1J55HO1.html




In this Feb 11, 2009 file photo, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bust of Abraham Lincoln are seen in profile during a celebration of Lincoln's 200 birthday held at the California Museum of History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, Calif. Schwarzenegger, who came to office during California's historic 2003 recall election, will soon be releasing his autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

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Reply Schwarzenegger: Shriver changed tune on recall run (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 2012 OP
SoapBox Sep 2012 #1
Ecumenist Sep 2012 #4
Gormy Cuss Sep 2012 #6
Marie Marie Sep 2012 #8
devilgrrl Sep 2012 #10
lunatica Sep 2012 #25
begin_within Sep 2012 #2
msongs Sep 2012 #3
flamingdem Sep 2012 #5
itsrobert Sep 2012 #7
flamingdem Sep 2012 #9
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #11
left on green only Sep 2012 #14
beac Sep 2012 #12
left on green only Sep 2012 #15
Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #21
MADem Sep 2012 #13
PossumSqueezins Sep 2012 #16
Tikki Sep 2012 #17
graham4anything Sep 2012 #18
Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #20
graham4anything Sep 2012 #22
Bluenorthwest Sep 2012 #19
kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #26
caveat_imperator Sep 2012 #23
jehop61 Sep 2012 #28
lunatica Sep 2012 #24
War Horse Sep 2012 #27

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:47 PM

1. He was one of the WORST govs EVER!

Bravo Maria for leaving his sorry ass.

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:58 PM

4. ABSO-EFFING-LUTELY!! He f@cked up this state to the nth degree and he was an

penultimate idiot! Can't stand him...

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Response to Ecumenist (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:02 AM

6. +1

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:16 AM

8. He pretty much sucked in the husband/father role as well.

Never liked his acting or his movies either. Can you guess that I am not a fan?

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:01 PM

25. They keep trying to get back together

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:49 PM

2. Maria was right all along. If only he had listened to her.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Sep 28, 2012, 11:50 PM

3. she changed her tune on being married to him as well. smart move on her part. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:01 AM

5. Why is Ahnuld letting out all of this information?

Who is he attempting to impress, and for what reason?

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:05 AM

7. His banker

reason: money.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:18 AM

9. The divorce?

Does he really need more money, come to think of it he has to support the housekeeper and son as well..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:48 AM

11. All-around disgusting, inept person. And a crappy actor.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:12 AM

14. So you noticed as well, I see

It is my feeling that if Raygun had not blazed the trail ahead of him (also steeped in the same qualities that you have so fairly attributed to Schwartz), his candidacy would have never flown.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:05 AM

12. Bio SHOULD be titled:

"Total Asshole"

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Response to beac (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:39 AM

15. Schwartz has written a book???

Think about it people. He had already completed his fourth movie before he was capable of memorizing two consecutive lines of dialog. And now he has written a book!????? Me thinks that somewhere there is a ghost writer/ "editor" who is laughing his ass off all the way to the bank.

Does anyone know if the book's forward might contain words of encouragement written by Para Salin, or how long it will take before it will be available for check-out at the Raygun library?

Being that I burned my Raygun library card (out of protest for his having decimated the NEA), I think I will just have to wait 3 weeks longer until I scoop it up from the .25 cent bin at the Carl Rove memorial garage sale.




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Response to left on green only (Reply #15)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:56 AM

21. This is not his first book. He's written about his work out program and such in the

past and one of his books is pretty interesting on the subject actually. I hate him, but among other things, you know folks can write in their first language and get it translated, people work with professional writers. What you are saying about his memory is false. He's scum, a liar, a cheater, a letcher. He is not illiterate nor is he stupid. In the past he has had things to write about and he has. His own visualization methods are pretty odd balls stuff, but I liked that book, yes I did, only good thing he's done without Cameron holding his hand.
It does no good to create a fictional version of our rivals ala Clint's empty chair. Arnold is all kinds of rotten, but he simply is not incapable of learning lines or constructing written words, he's fairly good at those things in fact. He's still corrupt and rude and bigoted and sexist and a hypocrite on a level few can aspire to attain, but stupid he is not.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 02:08 AM

13. HIS ambitions? What about hers?

She was poised to break out in a big way in broadcasting--she had the name recognition, the connections, and the abiity to connect with a camera; she was on her way to doing a Barbara Walters on Steroids.

He stole her career from her. He deceived her, and it's likely there's more "there" there than he's admitting in his confessional tome.

Oh, and he's no Lincoln. If they want to pair them, and give them rhyming names, he's Stinkin'--the sculpture is Lincoln.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 03:32 AM

16. He is no Lincoln and NOT A STATESMAN

He lacks everything required to be great ...other than a great wife. Greatness will never be measured in bicep size or inversely in steroid-shrivelled nut size. He had drive but no moral fiber. He is a man of relatively low intelligence with delusions of grandeur who abused drugs to distort his body into a human caricature. He's been in this country 40+ years and still can't speak intelligible English but belongs to a party of imbeciles who insist that immigrants assimilate and speak perfect English within minutes after arriving...if they are poor. He is an offensive misogynist and a sad postscript in the history of California. He is an ASS.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:17 AM

17. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a king sized a-hole..

The Santos family's sorrow is the perfect example of how repubes in control
do for their own with no regard for others than their buddies.
I have little sympathy for Arnold's wife, ex-wife, whatever, too.

Tikki

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:44 AM

18. Hey folks- Arnold got us Jerry Brown back. And is going to give us Hillary45 in 2016/20.

 

follow me here folks.


Because of Arnold- Jerry Brown was able to win.

because of how bad Arnold the republican flucked up California, California would not hear of Meg Whitman becoming governor.

Think of it folks-

we need to thank Arnold alot.

Jerry Brown is one of the great people of all time, one of the great politicians, one of those who actually does care and time and again does things FOR THE PEOPLE not for himself

Meg Whitman was/is a major billionaire who thought she could buy the governorship, and had she done so folks, Meg Whitman would have been fast tracked to the White House

Think of it folks-
Arnold's shittiness as governor stopped Meg Whitman

and because she was solidly whomped at the polls, she is out of politics.

And because she was solidly whomped, she is NOT on the national ticket in 2012.

and because she is not, she is NOT in any shape or form thought of for being the first woman president like was being planned for her. She is a friend and confidante of Mitt Romney. Odd thing is, who knows a ticket of Meg/Romney could have run this time.

Her defeat left the door open for Hillary to be President 45 in 2016.

THANK YOU ARNOLD for being such a bad governor.

Thank you for giving us Jerry Brown back as Governor!!! The #1 best governor California ever had.
Thank you Arnold for allowing Hillary in 2016 to be able to enter the race in 2014 by saying
"I'm baccccccccccccccckkkkkkkkk" and then in Nov. 2016, Hillary will kick Jeb Bush's ass, as if Hillary is leading the expendible part 4 or 5 at that time.

And thank you Arnold for doing all that, and thank you Arnold for not being born in the USA, because oh my God, you would have been fast tracked yourself to be President and America can be stoooopid at times.

So actually, thank you Arnold, President Barack Obama 2009-2017 appreciates that too.


And unlike some here, I can separate politics from entertainment, and thank you for the enjoyment of the Expendibles 2 movie.
And also, thank you for keeping the Kennedy US fitness program going strong.

But most of all, Thank you arnold for the coming Hillary45, almost directly thanks to you.
Because the need for a woman President trumps almost everything else.
AIN'T IT STRANGE ARNOLD??? Your famously anti-woman stuff you have done, directly will lead to Hillary45. Life is strange.

Hillary45... 2016. and 2020.

btw-you guys should also remember Arnold is quite liberal in some ways
Arnold actually supported women's rights
Arnold actually supported gay rights (though Arnold never really in politics reminded folks of his own closeted past did he?)
Arnold actually support major GUN CONTROL
(it would be something if Arnold teamed with Mayor Bloomberg in the coming years before and after Hillary becomes President in 2016 to get rid of the horror of guns and bullets).

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #18)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:59 AM

20. Well that's delusional. They recalled Gray Davis who was Jerry's right hand, who

was running the State well, Arnold screwed the State, screwed Davis, let Enron steal from all of us, and deposed the poliices of Davis, which were the policies of Brown.
Arnold did not support equality for GLBT people, in fact he vetoed our equality and preached about Gawd, while he was in fact having a affair with his housekeeper, fathering a kid with her while Maria looked on. Hypocritical anti gay scum. He has no 'closeted past' Arnold is a straight man, always has been, so drop line. A groping letch of a straight man, in fact.
Arnold was the wost thing to happen to CA politics since Pete Wilson.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #20)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 09:57 AM

22. you seemed in anger, to have missed I was being ironic-Arnold was so bad, in 2010 it led to Jerry

 


You seemed to have missed that my post was ironic-
irony is Arnold led to the defeat of Meg, which is good news for all liberal democrats who want to see a woman elected president in 2016 and not Meg as VP with Mitt this time.

You need to reread what I wrote and stop the personal attack on me.

And no, Arnold wasn't always straight. Go back to his very early days (way before he even made Hollywood movies, let alone politics). Either he used that to sleep his way to the top or he was not straight.
Makes no difference if say Madonna slept her way to the top or Arnold did. More power to Madonna for not making a secret out of getting what she wanted. But he was then whether for other means or by choice. (not that it matters except for more hypocricy on a republicans side.)

And again, I love Grey Davis and would have supported him for President
and I still marvel how the Bush's called him all names when he closed the bridges down after 9-11 saying threats were called in, and the Bush's said he was full of shit, I always wondered how they would know it was not true unless they knew in advance nothing would happen in California, which led to one and only one answer about control and power and the 911 real story, but that is a different time and place),

and the lies about him were plenty and he was screwed, but ironic enough, Arnold was so bad it ended up being good in 2010 (and perhaps California was the only state a draconian governor was not elected in 2010, going against what happened nationwide.)

Jerry Brown is back and more beautiful than ever.
Had Arnold not been so bad, and had Meg bought her election, Jerry with zero money wouldn't have won, would he? And Meg would have been on her way to a national ticket either with Mitt this year or herself even this year. Thank whomever that Jerry destroyed her national hopes and outed her for what she was politically.


Think 2012 and 2016, not the now long ago past.
I was never saying Arnold was a good person, I was speaking ironically that he was so bad, it helped defeat Meg in 2010 and lead to much better times all around.

(and if not mistaken Jerry Brown is #1 of all elected officials in a top power position now on gay rights.)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 08:53 AM

19. Arnold and Maria are not good people, hypocritical adulterers who sneer at equal

rights for gay people because of their 'faith' while he fathers kids with the staff and she just nods like a bobble headed idiot. I mean, they are selfish in every way, rude in shops, they park their cars like they own the street and if it came down to which of them was more scummy in more ways, the competition would go into overtime. And yet they spent years denying rights to others because they claim they are super dooper sacred and sanctified.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #19)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:17 PM

26. Maria Shriver Schwarzenegger is a "hypocritical adulterer"??? And she is actively anti-gay??

News to me.

She may be Catholic, but I've never heard her say a bad word about gays.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 10:16 AM

23. I hope Eunice Shriver feels unbearable guilt for doing this for the rest of her life.

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Response to caveat_imperator (Reply #23)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:29 PM

28. Eunice passed away in 2009

May she rest in peace after a life of service to the US. ie. Special Olympics.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 12:59 PM

24. Even the title of his book is a platitude

He lives his life based on his movie lines.

As for Maria, I think her mother gave her treasonous advice. She took on the role of a lying traitor to her country to help him become Governor. He was sinking in the polls over his groping of women and she defended him, all the while knowing full well he had a son with their housekeeper.

She may have an excuse for what she did but she's 100% accountable for her actions. She bears her not inconsiderable part of the blame for what he did to California.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 01:27 PM

27. Well, he didn't take a salary as governor of California

http://www.ocregister.com/news/schwarzenegger-188919-returns-tax.html%20%20

Or rather, he gave it all to charity, apparently.

And an unbelievable life story it is, not matter what crap he's pulled.

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