I'm not the only
person, I'll wager, who's wondered how Arnie's attempt to get back to
Hollywooding will go. I mean, here's a guy who possessed something of a
John Wayne aura
amongst movie goers. The no nonsense, get out-uff my way live action
hero. That audience
were the same people who championed his ouster of ass-hat Democrat Gov.
Gray Davis. The same constituency who caused talk about changing
the constitution — so he could run for president (now a fait
accompli — ahem).
Movie going conservatives were his natural constituency. Now, the
perception exists among them that after running afoul of California's
ruling Democrats, Arnie turned to his his wife, daughter of Uncle Ted
Kennedy's sister Eunice, to save his political career. The
perception, again, is that Maria saved him by turning him into a
girly-man version of the Swimmer. Like Barack Obama, Arnie is faced now
with the task of winning reelection.
He, or at least Hollywood producers, need to rely on that conservative
box office being there. Like Barry then, Arnie has to change his
image amongst them. What does any Democrat do, and certainly
a Kennedy, when a lead weight threatens
to sink him? That's right, Ditch the Bi*ch. Cut it
loose and swim to
familiar shores. This is facilitated in Arnie's case because Maria is
I'm not saying he can't pull it off. I am saying that if I am somehow, improbably, enticed
into paying to see a new Schwarzenegger movie, all I would see on the
screen is Al Gore playing the Terminator. I couldn't get over
that image of his last role. *spit* The fantasy is DOA.