Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Rise of the Maria
According to this morning's LA Times:
Less than a week after entering the race for governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has already shaken up his campaign team...moves reflect both a scramble to assemble a campaign on the fly...and increased assertiveness on the part of the candidate's wife, television correspondent Maria Shriver, who has assumed a central strategy role, according to Republican operatives.
What's that squeeking noise out of Vacationland?
Q It's also the biggest political story in the country. Is it hard to go in there and say nothing about it?
THE PRESIDENT: It is the biggest political story in the country? That's interesting. That says a lot. That speaks volumes.
Q You don't agree?
THE PRESIDENT: It's up to -- I don't get to decide the biggest political story. You decide the biggest political story. But I find it interesting that that is the biggest political story in the country, as you just said.
Q You don't think it should be?
THE PRESIDENT: Oh, I think there's maybe other political stories. Isn't there, like, a presidential race coming up? (Laughter.)
Remember how our tempestous chief action figure forced the vice action figure off a two-shot weekly news magazine cover a year or so ago? Hummm. Arnie's lucky he married a liquid steel Kennedy family political TERMINATOR!
I imagine a certain sister of President Kennedy is beaming with pride following a year recovering from major illness.
Be afraid, Arnie, be very afraid!
Photos: LA Times, Reuter's