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Subject: So, I forget. What kills more brain cells, dope or steroids?

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Date Posted: 16:35:33 08/17/03 Sun

What did you know, Arnold, and when did you know it?

Just what we need, another brain dead meat puppet with
left over zombie advisors from the Nixon administration.
Does the horror ever end?

Schwarzenegger dismisses criticism, announces George Shultz is joining campaign

Arnold Schwarzenegger, meeting with reporters for the first time since filing his candidacy papers, dismissed criticism from a fellow candidate and announced that another big political name, former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz, had joined his campaign for governor.

"It doesn't matter what Arianna or anybody says," Schwarzenegger said, responding to political commentator Arianna Huffington's remarks earlier Thursday that he is a "Bush Republican through and through."

Huffington also criticized Schwarzenegger for meeting with former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay in May 2001 in Beverly Hills. The Los Angeles Times reported at the time that Lay gave Schwarzenegger and other business and political leaders a four-page plan detailing his solution to California's energy crisis.

"I don't remember the meeting," Schwarzenegger said.

Lay resigned as chairman and chief executive of Enron in December 2001 after the Houston-based energy giant acknowledged massive losses and declared bankruptcy. In June federal energy regulators punished Enron for its role in manipulating Western power markets during California's energy crisis.

"Well you know that I'm not responding to any of those things because I would be crazy if I would," Schwarzenegger said of Huffington's criticism. "To me the most important thing is that we move forward in a positive way. My campaign is a positive campaign that will bring the economy back, reduce the budget and teach the politicians in Sacramento that we cannot go and spend money that we don't have."

Schwarzenegger is going Hollywood with another possible adviser, actor Rob Lowe, the Los Angeles Times reported for Friday editions. The longtime Democratic activist and former "West Wing" star is a social friend of Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver.

Citing unnamed sources close to the campaign, the Times reported the couple had asked Lowe to take an as yet undefined senior campaign position. Lowe, starring in the upcoming NBC series "Lyon's Den," would be a public advocate and private adviser for Schwarzenegger.

Bonnie Reiss, a Democratic strategist for the campaign, told the newspaper, "I've met with Rob and I will be working with him." A Lowe spokesman was unavailable for comment. Campaign representative Karen Hanretty would say only "there will be a formal announcement about the campaign team, as well as coalitions in support of Arnold Schwarzenegger, in days to come."

Schwarzenegger and Huffington are among 135 candidates seeking to replace Gov. Gray Davis if he is turned out of office during the Oct. 7 recall election.

Schwarzenegger spoke briefly with reporters as he headed to a San Fernando Valley middle school commencement ceremony Thursday for an after-school program he's involved with,

He announced that Shultz and billionaire investor Warren Buffett will co-chair an Economic Recovery Council his gubernatorial campaign is creating and that he'll soon call an economic summit. He announced Wednesday that Buffett was joining his campaign as a financial adviser.

"I'm a very astute businessman. I know exactly what I'm doing," Schwarzenegger said of his qualifications to govern California.

Shultz, currently a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, was secretary of state under President Reagan and treasury and labor secretary under President Nixon.

Schwarzenegger's question and answer session with reporters lasted about three minutes. It was his first public appearance since attending a summer school program in New York on Monday.

The actor's balancing of Democratic and Republican advisers reflects his previous federal political campaign contributions, according to Federal Election Commission records. Since 1980, Schwarzenegger has given $7,500 to Democrats, all of them Kennedys, and $12,500 to Republicans and GOP committees.


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