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October 23, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION UM, HOLD ON A SECOND....Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday on a visit to Sacramento:

"Action, action, action, action that's what people have voted me into this office for," Schwarzenegger told reporters as he began a late-afternoon meeting with the top two party leaders from both houses of the Legislature. "They wanted to have a governor that is filled with action, that performs and that represents the people, and that's what I'm here to do."

Arnold Schwarzenegger today:

On his second day of meetings with state officials, the incoming governor emerged sobered from a 35-minute morning tutorial with state Treasurer Phil Angelides....

"The problem was created over the last five years, and so you can't expect that -- even though I've played very, very heroic characters in the movies, but you can't expect me to walk into his office and all of a sudden come out with the answers," said the governor-elect, whose usual ebullience was dampened after the meeting. "It will take a while to resolve those problems. They are very difficult problems, and we are really in a disastrous situation financially."

So much for action, action, action, and that was after a single 35-minute meeting. I wonder how he's going to feel after a whole week?

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