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Gov. Schwarzenegger says he won't run for office after his second term ends

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has already lived several celebrated chapters in his life: Bodybuilder, action movie star and California governor. But Schwarzenegger, speaking to reporters today in Milan, Italy, ruled out another run for office. Associated Press has the details:

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won't say what his plans are when his term expires next year, but he won't be running for another office.

"I have never labeled myself as a politician, so I am not going to run for anything else," Schwarzenegger told reporters in Milan on Tuesday.

Schwarzenegger, a Republican, is restricted by California law from seeking a third term as governor when his tenure expires at the end of 2010.

He has previously indicated that the only other political office he would be interested in seeking is president, and he can't run because he was born in Austria.

The governor said he will spend the next year trying to solve problems including a projected $21-billion budget shortfall through next year.

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Never followed through on his promises so good riddance. California is in worse shape then it has ever been. Go back to acting jerk in fact move to another state so we do not have to look at your stupid mug.

I'm glad about the term limit for governor. I live in CA and I'll be glad to get some new blood into the governor's office. I'm not looking forward to another election cycle and those crazy, non-stop campaigns... but that's the process we all have to go through.

the governor he can do a big favor to the state of california OUIT NOW AND GO BACK TO AUSTRIA AND RUN FOR A TURKEY CATCHER ; HE RUIN THE STATE ECONOMICALY THIS THANKS TO JAY LENO ; HE PROFILED IN HIS PROGRAM AS THE NEW CHANGE FOR CALIFORNIA THAT IT SOUNDS FAMILIAR? THE CHANGE? HE IS THE MOST INCOMPETENT GOVERNOR IN THE HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA

thank god

Thank goodness!

WHO would elect him? Well, sure, the Party toadies re-elected bush II, but even an idiot can learn, from their ongoing blunders. As much as I despise the Dems, good ol Jerry Brown looks like a Saint, when compared to Mega-nothing, and that other woman, who kinda 'ran' HP. LOTS OF BAD CHOICES!!!

This is good for everyone. He was a boonedoggle in Sacramento! This man was no Republican and he needs to strike that from the record.

It's pretty simple, here. Even though the rest of the country has had its' share of problems, it's hard to miss exactly how badly this guy has ruined "Calley-fohn-nia". But for Arnold to say the only office he'd consider after his little stint as Governor is President, is an utter joke. He almost single-handedly destroyed what is considered the 5th largest economy on EARTH! Even if he weren't born in Austria, and were eligible to run for President, he'd have about as much a chance of winning as, say, Sarah Palin. Now, that I'd think about it, that would be a pretty funny Presidential debate, though.

Maybe another Terminator movie in the works?

Christmas in November--I love the news. This pledge to not run for another public office will truly be the gift that keeps on giving...until Arnuld goes back on his word...again.

Arlnold has been a total screw up for this state. He got in because he suckered everyone during the good times only to make it worse durng the bad. He is not a leader but can fake being a good one on camera. So long Arnold. We aint gonna miss ya!

I laugh at the egregious, self-indulgent liberalism as expressed in the comments. I'm not a Schwarzenegger apologist, but he had the right idea: cut the unions' power, repeal taxes, ease the legislative process.

But you fools like everything the way it is, with your fingers in each other's pie, always asking for more- MORE!

Too bad he abandoned those ideas after his first year in office.

The Governator did a great job with a bad situation. California legislators act like spoiled children: they want everything, right now, and they ignore the cost. Schwartzenegger dealt with them as well as could be expected. I wish he'd run for the senate. I much prefer him to either Feinstein or Barbara (Dr. Evil) Boxer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsGR83Imoto

No you won't be baack, Arnold so go out and buy a Gold's Gym. Just don't expect the Calif. taxpayers to finance it for ya!

Is Arnold dead? Heard a rumour, and have been trying to find info and the only info I can find is from the Affiliated Press saying he died on tuesday...is this true?


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