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Arnie-isms

Arnie has left voters in stitches with his weird slogans, garbled speeches
and bizarre policy statements – dubbed Arnie-isms. His top quotes include:

On whether to run for power:
“It’s the most difficult decision I’ve made in my entire life – except the
one I made in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax.”

On youth issues:
“I’m very much for children, and children’s issues and all dat stuff.”

On the details of his employment policy:
“We have to make sure everyone in California has a great job. A fantastic
job!”

On marriage:
“I think that gay marriage should be between a man and a woman.”

On taxing Californians:
“From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they’re
taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they’re taxed… This goes on
all day long. Tax, tax, tax.”

Responding to accusations that he was a sexist, Arnie vowed to be a
“champion of women… especially very sexy blonde ones.”

On his economic policy:
“The public doesn’t care about figures.”

In a speech to taxpayers:
“This is really embarrassing. I just forgot our state governor’s name, but I
know that you will help me recall him.”

After being hit by an egg-throwing protestor:
“This guy owes me bacon now. I mean there’s no two ways about it because, I
mean, you can’t just have eggs without bacon.”

On his pal Kurt Waldheim, a Nazi war criminal:
“My friends don’t want me to mention Kurt’s name because of all the recent
Nazi stuff and the UN controversy, but I love him and Maria does too, and so
thank you, Kurt.”

On going for the Latin vote:
“I don’t understand how they can call me anti-Latino when I’ve made four
movies in Mexico.”

On secrets:
“I think that the only way that you really keep it a secret is by not
telling anyone.”

On California’s economic crisis:
“We have such a great state, there’s no reason why we are in the state we
are in today.”

On the environment:
“Don’t worry about that.”

When pushed on allegations about his past:
“What is important is that I cannot remember what was happening 20 years ago
and 15 years ago. But some of the things sound like me.”

After being asked why he had bragged about taking part in a 1979 sex orgy,
he closed his speech by grinning:
“California – I’m going to sex you up.”

On pledging to combat special interest lobbyists:
“Special interests are going to go crazy because they know I’m here to kick
some serious butt. When they start trying to push me around, I will push
back.”

On his first decision in power:
“The first thing I’d do when I go to Sacramento is put a spending cap on
those politicians because they just can’t help themselves. They’re addicts
and should go to an addiction place.”

Apologising for assaulting women:
“A lot of what you see in the stories is not true. At the same time, I have
to tell you what I always have to say: wherever there is smoke, there is
fire. That’s true.”

Bushisms

“The vast majority of our imports come from outside the country.”
George W. Bush
“If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure.”
George W. Bush
“The inhabitants of Greece are the Greecians”
George W. Bush

“The French don’t have a word for ‘Entrepreneur’” (***one of my personal
favorites!)
George W. Bush
“I have made good judgments in the past. I have made good judgments in the
future.”
George W. Bush
“The future will be better than tomorrow.”
George W. Bush

“We’re going to have the best educated American people in the world.”
George W. Bush
“I stand by all the misstatements that I’ve made.”
George W. Bush
“We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm
commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe.”
George W. Bush
“A low voter turnout is an indication of fewer people going to the polls.”
George W. Bush
“For NASA, space is still a high priority.”
George W. Bush

“Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children.”
George W. Bush
“It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in
our air and water that are doing it.”
George W. Bush
“It’s time for the human race to enter the solar system.”
George W. Bush