White House Sought Schwarzenegger

    Der US-amerikanische Schauspieler und Politiker Arnold Schwarzenegger (l.) und Oesterreichs Bundeskanzler Werner Faymann (SPOe) stehen am Freitag (07.10.11) bei der Eroeffnung des Arnold Schwarzenegger Museums in Thal bei Graz in einem Raum des Museums. Das Arnold Schwarzenegger Museum ist in dem Haus untergebracht, in dem Schwarzenegger am 30. Juli 1947 geboren ist. Foto: www.arnieslife.com/dapd


    It’s hard to imagine now that he’s back in Hollywood, but the Governator once could have talked policy with President Obama in the Oval Office. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the White House approached Arnold Schwarzenegger for a cabinet position in January 2011, around the time that he resigned as governor of California. In a 2008 interview on ABC’s This Week, Schwarzenegger told host George Stephanopoulos that he would absolutely consider an energy-related cabinet position with the Obama administration, were then-candidate Barack Obama to be elected. “I’d take his call now, and I’d take his call when he’s president, anytime,” Schwarzenegger said.

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