My Voice, My Stand

From Terminator to “Governator”

Posted in Uncategorized by warycriticaleye on 28/09/2008

Everyone was surprised when action star Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for office as the governor of California. He was made a laughing stock and his career switch from stardom to politics was regarded as a joke by many. What they didn’t know was that even before he became a bigshot Hollywoood actor, Schwarzenegger had already been an advocate of several anti-drug support groups and environmental organizations. This man was serious on changing the world and making it a better place- and this may be why he won the elections.

However, 2005 was a disastrous year for him. His major policy proposals were rejected by voters in a special election, and it was quite conclusive that he wasn’t able to do any good for California. After learning his lesson, 2006 was a better year – he won voter approval for a proposal focused on improving transportation, schools, housing and flood control in the state. He worked with the lawmakers to increase the minimum wage in California. In six years, he was the first to submit the state budget which was instantly approved. From a laughing stock, Schwarzenegger is now a well-respected figure of politics, and a Terminator no more.

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