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Arnold Has a Persona Problem September 13, 2003

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CodePink pinkslips Schwarzenegger at September 6 protest in Santa Monica.
(AP photo as it appears on CodePink’s website)

What did Arnie do to get CodePink so riled up?

“As much as when you see a blonde with great tits and a great ass, you say to yourself, ‘Hey, she must be stupid or must have nothing else to offer’, which maybe is the case many times.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Esquire Magazine interview, July 2003.

Oh. That’ll do it.

Today in front of the LAX Marriot, where Schwarzenegger was the special guest speaker at the California Republican Party Convention Luncheon Celebration of Republican Women’s Leadership, representatives from CodePink protested his “documented history from the 1970s to the present of making degrading comments publicly about women and reported acts of sexual harassment.”

The bright pink flier one protestor handed us continued:

“…His wife Maria Shriver defends him as a wonderful husband, generous and supportive to many women he works with, while it seems he has no difficulty descending into disrespectful public comments and unacceptable treatment of other women. His excuse has been that his words were to achieve another aim, such as to increase the awareness of bodybuilding or to sell a movie.”

It seems that crude, rude machismo works as well with the one demographic — callow movie-going male — as it fails with all others. Republicans are torn — they want to win California, but with an old-fashioned-by-God conservative in the driver’s seat.

Schwarzenegger: Republican, but not really your daddy’s conservative. And everybody from Tom McClintock to Rush Limbaugh to Code Pink is telling us so.

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