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|number=38th |terms=November 17, 2003 - PresentJanuary 3, 2011 |preceded=[[Gray Davis]] |former=n |succeeded=[[Jerry Brown]]
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'''Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger''' (b. [[Graz]], [[Austria]] 1947) is an [[Austria]]n-[[United States of America|American]] actor, politician, [[steroid]]-enhanced [[bodybuilding|bodybuilder]], and businessman, who has served as the 38th [[Governor ]] of [[California]] since from 2003to 2011. [[Anti-Trump]], Schwarzenegger unsuccessfully replaced [[Donald Trump]] on ''The Apprentice'', resulting in a ratings collapse of that show. More recently Schwarzenegger has devoted himself to nonpartisan [[redistricting]].<ref>http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/bill-whalen/article138898898. html</ref>
==Acting career==
Schwarzenegger rose to fame with action movies including Commando, Conan the Barbarian and the Terminator franchise. His on-screen presence was characterized by his large stature, as well as his thick Austrian accent. Once one of the highest paid actors in [[Hollywood]], Schwarzenegger has recently returned to acting, following the end of his term as Governor.
==Recall Election==
After sitting Governor [[Gray Davis]] mismanaged electric [[power deregulation]] and instituted a new registration tax by [[executive order]], infuriated citizens initiated a petition to place a measure on the ballot to remove him from office. Despite [[Democratic]] predictions that the petition would fail, it was delivered to then Secretary of State [[Kevin Shelley]] with more than the required number of signatures. In accordance with the law, Lieutenant Governor [[Cruz Bustamante]] became Acting Governor and called a special election for October 7, 2003.
The election was only the first second of its kind in United States history. Approximately 180 citizens, from all walks of life, declared candidacy. Schwarzenegger was rumored to be considering a run for office, which was confirmed on an appearance on the NBC TV [[Tonight Show]]. Schwarzenegger easily defeated Cruz Bustamante in the election.
After the election was over, Schwarzenegger was sworn in on November 17, 2003, to serve the remainder of Davis' term. After going through Despite a period of sagging in the pollspoll numbers, Schwarzenegger did a strong turn around and was then reelected by a landslide on November 7, 2006, in California's 2006 gubernatorial election to serve a full term as governor by defeating . He defeated Democrat [[Phil Angelides]], who was at that time the California then-State Treasurerof California.
==Political views==
Despite being a [[Republican]], he holds some [[liberal]] views. He is a supporter of [[gun control]] and [[environmentalism]]. He is a staunch supporter of a law that mandates the use of Californian taxpayer money to fund [[stem cell research]] - which is the cloning and killing of human embryos for experimentation and ; he is also [[pro-choiceabortion]]. Arnold officially approved an [[assisted suicide]] measure allowing nurses to sedate, dehydrate and [[starve]] depressed or confused individuals they consider to be "[[terminally ill]]." <ref>[http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=76713 California approves nurse-assisted suicide] Worldnetdaily, October 02, 2008</ref> (Compare [[euthanasia]].) Governor Schwarzenegger also campaigned against the famous California [[Proposition 8]]. He is also married to [[Maria Shriver]], a famous journalist who is a member of the historically liberal [[Kennedy familyFamily]]. Because of these and other policies he is often referred to as a "[[RINO]]," a "Republican in Name Only" by many [[conservative]] [[Republicans]]. Other sources have labeled him a "California Republican," meaning that his political policies are conservative but his views on civil liberties lean to the liberal side, reflecting the general attitude of most Californians. During his time as governor, the debt of California continued to balloon, forcing the state to pay IOU's for a period in 2009. Due to the budget crisis's under his tenure, Republicans lost the state to [[Jerry Brown]] in the 2010 Gubernatorial election.
==See also==* [[List of Conservative or pro-Conservative Hollywood stars]]* [[Conservative media#Hollywood Conservatives|Hollywood conservatives]]* [[Essay:List of celebrities who support the Second Amendment]] * [[List of celebrities against Second Amendment]]  ==External Linkslinks==
* [http://gov.ca.gov/ Governor of California Official Site]
* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org&q=Arnold+Schwarzenegger&submit=Search OCLC WorldCat keyword search for Arnold Schwarzenegger]
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