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Schwarzenegger on Nez commutation, Whitman and his body
SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 4/20/11 | Torey Van Oot

Posted on 04/20/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT by SmithL

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sat down with Newsweek recently for one of the most extensive interviews since his January exit from office.

Schwarzenegger addresses everything from criticisms of one of his final acts as the state's chief executive to his own body image in his post-bodybuilding days, saying the effect of aging on his 63-year-old physique makes him "feel sh--y when I look at myself in the mirror."

Below are some excerpts from the more than 2,500-word piece. Read the full article at this link.

On controversy surrounding his 11th hour decision to reduce the prison sentence for the son of former Speaker Fabian Núñez who had pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in a case involving the 2008 slaying of 22-year-old Luis Dos Santos.

"I understand people's disappointments. I understand the parents' anger. I would probably feel the same way," Schwarzenegger tells me in his first public comment on the commutation, which he granted hours before leaving office, arguing that his friend's son didn't inflict the fatal wound. "My office definitely made a mistake in not notifying the parents beforehand ... and I'm ultimately responsible." But, Schwarzenegger adds, "I feel good about the decision ... I happen to know the kid really well. I don't apologize about it ... There's criticism out there. I think it's just because of our working relationship and all that. It maybe was kind of saying, 'That's why he did it.' Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend."


(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnoldlegacy; commutation; cultureofcorruption; estebannunez; fabiannunez; nunez; pardonator; rino; schwarzenegger; schwarzenfraud; scumbag

1 posted on 04/20/2011 8:06:18 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Schwarzenegger should be prosecuted for fraud, among other charges.


2 posted on 04/20/2011 8:13:34 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: SmithL
Well, hello! I mean, of course you help a friend."

Douchebag.

3 posted on 04/20/2011 8:24:56 AM PDT by Yossarian (Heartfelt thanks, Tea Party Patriots! Despite slander and muck, you pulled through!)
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To: SmithL
"At least he can WIN"
4 posted on 04/20/2011 8:30:40 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SmithL

And the snoring soun he made at the reporter who was asking hi. Stay classy, Arnold, you putz.


5 posted on 04/20/2011 9:02:56 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

“soun” = “sound”. “hi” = “him”, (Late night last night...)


6 posted on 04/20/2011 9:04:07 AM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: SmithL

Go to Hell Arnold!


7 posted on 04/20/2011 9:18:33 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: SmithL

a-hole.


8 posted on 04/20/2011 11:24:46 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SmithL
looking at himself in the mirror = makes him feel "sh--y"

letting a killer out early = hey that's what friends are for

what an a-hole

9 posted on 04/20/2011 11:33:57 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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10 posted on 04/20/2011 11:36:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Can we finally move on?

Arnold is a great example of what I've tried to tell people who want to toss Boehner under the bus: these people only have the spine we imbue them with. Arnold checked out after his entire reform agenda was rejected by voters in 2005: reforms including reducing union influence via paycheck protection, making it easier to fire bad teachers, and restraining budget increases. Likewise, abandoning Boehner is not going get you nearer your goals.

Forget Arnold. It's long past time for Californians to be focused on Moonbeam, union graft, the near Democrat supermajorities and 12%+ unemployment.

11 posted on 04/20/2011 12:43:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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