October 25th, 2007
10:29 AM ET
13 years ago

Schwarzenegger's star power

Watch CNN's John King report Schwarzenegger's response to the fires is aided by his star power.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - CNN's John King sits down with California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and reports how his celebrity is aiding his response to the California wildfires.

Filed under: Arnold Schwarzenegger
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Steve - Peoria, IL

    He didn't wait for the federal government to fly in and do --what? This is a local problem and Arnold stepped up to the plate and took care of business . Excellent work, Governator!

    October 25, 2007 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. pat huntington ny

    He's not looking good these days...a bit gaunt.

    October 25, 2007 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Tara Thurston, Frederick, MD

    Why does no one question the fact that Schwarzenegger has been in the United States for almost 40 years, and still can't speak English ?

    Seriously, it's a very thick German accent...

    October 25, 2007 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  4. Mark, Sacramento, CA

    We here in California LOVE Arnold. He is an honest, good and strong leader. We are very lucky to have such a great elected official. He's not a "career politician" like so many other pols.

    Gooooo Arnold.

    PS–Pat, you might be looking a bit "gaunt" yourself, also, if you only had 3 hours sleep. (See yesterday's AC 360 blog.)

    October 25, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Dan (Columbia, MD)

    Good to see a Republican in charge and getting things done at the local and state level.

    Take that, libs!!! >:-)

    October 25, 2007 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  6. pat huntington ny

    Mark, Sacramento, CA – uh, that was my point. Get off your huffy bike. The real heros however are the firefighters.

    October 25, 2007 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. Axel, RKDA, California

    We here in California LOVE Arnold.

    Posted By Mark, Sacramento, CA : October 25, 2007 1:29 pm

    Speak for yourself, Mark... I admit I am a bit surprised that he has done as good of a job as he has, but in my opinion he should stick to being an Actor. It's what he does best. Just because he acts like a good Governor certainly doesn't mean he is one. If he was an Executive, an Engineer, a Used Car Salesman, or even a Dishwasher I could take him more seriously. But I just can't help but remember that Actors are Actors because they are good at Acting. And that doesn't give me much faith in what they have to say. (Even if I can understand what they say.)

    October 25, 2007 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  8. Andrew, Nj

    the ONLY candidate offering more than empty rhetoric[statements along the lines awww how sad] in regards to Cali fires is Ron Paul...he is actually going to donate some of his fund raising from California this week to Red Cross to help the victims. All others just have a statement on their site and a link

    October 25, 2007 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. Mac, Severn, Md

    The people if California and their State and local governments have done a great job! There will be hard times ahead, but if you all keep taking personal responsibility and take care of business, you'll be OK. Help yourself and each other. The government cannot possibly do everything for everyone.

    We are with you!!

    October 25, 2007 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  10. demwit

    Change the constitution!
    ARNOLD for President 08!!

    October 25, 2007 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  11. demwit

    Arnold should just huff and puff and blooooow that fire out..

    October 25, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. Bob, San Francisco, CA

    I'm a Democrat for the most part, but I voted for Arnold because I appreciate a politician who is willing to work with both ends of the political spectrum to achieve results best for the state of California. Sure, sometimes I disagree with him, but I respect his moderate stance.

    I wish the majority of partisan attack dogs that post on the Ticker would learn a lesson from Arnold's example. We can learn to work together, or we can fall apart as a nation. The choice is ours.

    October 25, 2007 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  13. Ann ME

    CNN, what an ignorant excuse for a news report. The Governor of CA is a hit because he made sure events were on track, walked shoulder-to-shoulder with the victims and put in place the agencies necessary to handle this crisis better than any governor in history. CNN needs to tell the truth if it wants to be believed.

    October 25, 2007 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  14. Mike, San Diego, CA

    No question that the people of Southern California handled this tragedy without waiting for the federal government, unlike the uneducated masses in New Orleans who didn't even have enough sense to get out of town after repeated warnings to clear out. I would really LOVE to have one reporter pin down Arnold and make him explain why he did not purchase the necessary helicopters and planes which were recommended several years ago. His office most definitely dropped the ball. He's quick to cut off reporters who question him about this because he doesn't want any further investigation into this screw up. The star power is glowing now, but there are a lot of unanswered questions out here in California. Those of you writing on this blog from other states praising Arnold seem to have the rose colored glasses on and are blinded by his star status. His office screwed up big time. If they had purchased the equipment when they should have, we would have saved many of those homes that were destroyed.

    And while you're at it...a hard hitting reporter like Anderson Cooper, and not one of the bimbos, should ask the Orange County Board of Supervisors why they only have 2 helicopters from the VietNam area to fight fires? Again, incompetent government reigns supreme.

    Thank goodness for local citizens who recognize that FEMA is a bunch of incompetents and took care of themselves. Hey, New Orleans, take notes so when this happens again you MAY be better prepared.

    October 25, 2007 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  15. Cheryl Fontaine, Lake Stevens, WA

    He's a good man. Too bad he's a republican.

    October 25, 2007 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  16. Ann ME

    Did you dear folks notice the Lt. Governor's contribution to the horrible situation in his state? He drug himself out of bed long enough to tell some damp reporter that Iraq stole his airplanes and has ruined his party totally. Now he's a DEMOCRAT, right? Now, what was your question about Arnold, the REPUBLICAN?

    October 27, 2007 02:40 am at 2:40 am |