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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:12 AM
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Schwarzenegger's Risky Defense: He Stretched Truth
September 22, 2003 E-mail story Print


Schwarzenegger's Risky Defense: He Stretched Truth

By Joe Mathews, Times Staff Writer

As potentially embarrassing statements from Arnold Schwarzenegger's past have come to light, his campaign has developed an unusual standard defense: He made it up.

Confronted with Schwarzenegger's own words on drug use, his early business practices, women and his immigration status, campaign aides and the candidate himself have disavowed many of the comments he has made during the last 30 years.

In doing so, they have said that Schwarzenegger either exaggerated or erred in dozens of interviews he gave to promote his career and even in his 1977 autobiography.

This week, Sean Walsh, a campaign spokesman, said that, "as an entertainer and promoter of his sports and films for decades, he has often stretched the envelope to grab attention and to promote activities he has been engaged in, to shock and grab the reader and the viewer." (snip/...)

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/recall/la-me-arnol...

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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:18 AM
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1. Vote for me. I admit I lie. That's something you trust.
:silly: :crazy: :silly:
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:38 AM
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2. Please
imagine if this was a Democrat. You know, for once I just CAN'T even imagine it. Not even for a second.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:24 AM
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8. That's how clinton got elected. :)) Hehe sorry, had to say it...
(nt)
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:47 PM
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14. I can't understand your post.
Would you amplify, please?
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Democat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:46 AM
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3. The LA Times, like all U.S. media, won't call a right wing lie a lie
Unless it's a Democrat, then everything is a lie.

The right wing media monopoly is bad for democracy.
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Sick of Bullshit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 06:07 AM
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4. Yeah, if it's a Repug, then s/he's
"exaggerating", "misspeaking", "erring", or "stretching the envelope".

If it's a Dem, then s/he's lying.

Screw this right-wing media and the slug it rode in on.
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:54 AM
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5. What about the San Fransico Chronicle?
Aren't they mostly left leaning? Would they call Arnie Schwartzegropper a liar?
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 10:59 AM
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6. Well....
So, he's not a hedonist, just a liar. That makes everything just hunky-dory....
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:07 AM
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7. I'm enjoying Joe Matthew's coverage on campaign
It is INTERESTING that lying about a lot of published
areas of one's history is just dandy with the Republican
party....

Do they have a soul anymore?
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Flubadubya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:27 AM
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9. Did they ever have one?
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htuttle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 11:30 AM
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10. Sure they did, once upon a time
About 140 years ago.
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:24 PM
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12. Well, HOnest Abe may not always have been so honest ...
but he did have a soul, and was the last Republican president to do what was needed for America.
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:20 PM
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11. Hey, admitting to lies might be risky for politicians, but not for Arnold.
It's his way of establishing that he CAN ACT like a politician. ;-)
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GregW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 12:33 PM
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13. "Remember, Sully, when I promised to kill you last? "
"I lied"

Seems to be the story of his life, eh?
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