IMPEACH GEORGE BUSH!! The Angry Buddhist: Arnold Aims For The Top. Why Not King Arnold?

Saturday, November 13, 2004

Arnold Aims For The Top. Why Not King Arnold?

The Angry Buddhist is no fan of Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's not just because I met him almost 30 years ago and got to see him in action personally. And it's not just because his bratty, foul mouthed kids bugged the hell out of me one night at a charity event.

I've never cared for him as an actor. He was not my favorite body builder. I know for certain that the stories about his history as a groper are true. Frankly I thought it was ridiculous to consider him qualified to be governor of any state in America, let alone the one with the most people. But hey, that's what makes a Buddhist pissed.

How many idiots in California and across the rest of the country think Arnold made up all the movie lines he uses in his speeches over and over and over again? They believe he named himself "The Terminator" and cleverly said, "I'll be back" when the thought entered his mind.

Arnold is in Japan right now on a trade mission for California. It's been fun reading about his adventures in the L.A. Times:
Meeting with California reporters, Schwarzenegger was asked about the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

He steered the discussion back to his home state.

"I haven't thought about it," he said. "I only think about California. The key thing is I'm here to promote and promote and promote. Market, market, market. This is what I know how to do and I know that it pays off."
Whether it's a piece of crap movie, an inferior chain of restaurants, his own race for govenor or pushing new inititives, Arnold relentlessly promotes, promotes, promotes, markets, markets, markets until he strong arms his way to pay off time.

They say Arnold's more popular than President Bush is over there in Japan. Here in California too.

And in today's Pre-Rapture world nothing has to make any fucking sense any more. It doesn't matter that Arnold just doesn't have the skill set for the job. It doesn't matter that he says one thing and does another. The man is an abuser of power who has always felt above the rules and that has never seemed to matter. The rules are for smaller than life people like you and me. Arnold is bigger than life.

Which is why other people want Arnold to be President of the United States of America. This is what happens when George WMD Bush helps to set the bar at such a new low. And of course this is what happens in this era of the talent-free celebrity.

As it said in Saturday's L.A. Times:
SACRAMENTO — Television ads supporting a constitutional amendment that would allow Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other foreign-born citizens to run for president will begin appearing next week on cable stations across California, a newly formed group based in Silicon Valley announced Friday.

The ads feature Lissa Morgenthaler-Jones, a mutual fund manager from the Bay Area and major donor to Schwarzenegger's campaign, telling viewers: "You cannot choose the land of your birth. You can choose the land you love."
It was cool to have that article in the very same Times California section as the article about how Arnold doesn't see anything wrong with his staffers taking gifts from businesses and lobbiests trying to curry favor:
TOKYO — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that he sees no need to tighten his administration's gift policy, nor is he worried that some of his top aides have accepted thousands of dollars worth of meals, basketball playoff tickets and other items from special interests seeking access to his government.
This is the guy that was going to beat the crap out of special interests right? This was the guy who raised more money than Gray Davis but said he didn't need anyone else's money to run. This is the guy that talked about pay as you go and then borrowed money to pay for his budget. This is the guy who was going to convert his Hummer into hydrogen power, but never got around to it. This is the guy whose mantra above all else is "No new taxes." He just didn't tell us about the great free gifts program that brings money into Sacramento without needing to raise anyone's taxes.

Sounds like Arnold's act is already big time enough for Washington, don't you think?

But I'm just not sure President is big enough for Arnold. It has so many restrictions. Like having to deal with Congress. Arnold won't like that at all. That whole checks and balances deal is for girly men. Who or what could possibly dream of checking or balancing Arnold? And term limits won't cut it for Arnold. Hell, he's been playing the damn terminator robot guy for twenty years now.

Nope, the more I think about it, the more I'm certain Arnold would be much happier and much more at home being King. King of the Republic of Kallyfornya with our 5th largest economy on the face of the planet, every possible resource a great country could want and of course Hollywood. Without all those red states we and Arnold could really go wild. And without paying any federal taxes to D.C. we might be able to pay off all those bonds Arnold paid for everything with. Then with the money we make from all the stem cell breakthroughs we can buy Hearst Castle for Arnold and Maria to live in and probably even pay for the giant sized crown we'd have to have made to fit Arnold's head.

You may laugh and say it sounds far fetched, but my friends I have seen it all since I became an adult and moved to Sourthern California. The unimaginable is commonplace here and more wrong something seems the more likely it is to occur. The Buddhist will be pissed... and it won't be the first time.

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