Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governor

His persona has always been this close to being absurd, and yet he’s been able to make use of it – the persona and its presumed proximity to absurdity, both – as a governor just as well as he was able to make use of it as a bodybuilder and as a movie star. Indeed, most people thought that he was using the governorship in order to rise above his persona, when in fact he was using his persona to rise above the governorship.

Tom Junod on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

One response to “Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governor

  1. Great article. Too bad all the “Arnold is creating a new health care paradigm!” is instantly dated with the plan’s recent complete failure in committee. The danger of long lead times, indeed.

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