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when actors become politicians...

it's inevitable that they will say/do ill-advised and inappropriate things. one would think that actors would make superb politicians just because...well, politics is all an act anyway. (i'm afraid that sentence seems glaringly ungrammatical. i'm sorry.) but let's examine the facts: ronald reagan becomes president, and we get star wars (a system of space-based defenses).

arnold schwarzenegger becomes governor of california, and we get this comment in reference to republican california assemblywoman bonnie garcia:

"I mean Cuban, Puerto Rican, they are all very hot," the governor says on the recording of a closed-door meeting obtained by the Los Angeles Times and made available on its Web site Friday. "They have the, you know, part of the black blood in them and part of the Latino blood in them that together makes it."

o, mr. governator. of course, this is no grandiose star wars scheme, but certainly ill-advised. publicly fetishizing a latina, as if latinas are not fetishized enough, and letting that get caught on tape? come on, even if you really think that...don't you realize that it is maria shriver who made your career? don't go jeopardizing that career by letting slip how you really feel about some other woman...

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