October 26th, 2007
08:30 PM ET
15 years ago

Analysis: Schwarzenegger's toughest role

Watch the Best Political Team on TV analyze Schwarzenegger's management of the wildfires.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider and Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley were in the Situation Room Friday. They watched California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in a press conference and then weighed in on how they think he's handled the Golden State's wildfire crisis so far this week.

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  1. R. Mendez

    This is surely not surprising since Bush has hired only lying lackies to support his imbecilic government. What is surprising is that there are some here like, "

    I would perfer an agency staffer asking the questions over a biased reporter seeking to make news, anyday..
    Posted By therealist "

    and like, " I am disapointed with fema's actions, but I am embaressed for the media's behavior in the way they cover stories like this. BLAME BLAME BLAME when does this crap stop
    Posted By mark, wilkes barre Pa"

    These and those who still think Bush and his loyalist are functional, are the scariest idiots of all.

    October 26, 2007 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  2. Ann ME

    This was Arnold's BEST role. It was so refreshing to see a government official actually do something that I recorded it on DVD for future generations to see. He's a Republican, right?

    October 27, 2007 02:46 am at 2:46 am |
  3. Colleen,ny

    Arnold is advised by many people as to what he should do. He does not have the intelligence to make the proper calls himself. What he actually does is go along with what they tell him is in the best interest for his state.

    October 27, 2007 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  4. James

    Arnold's toughest Roll is keeping a "STRAIGHT FACE" around Bush!

    October 27, 2007 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  5. Jeff from Jersey

    After 3 days Arnold had to call Bush to tell him they were real fires and it wasn't one of his movies Bush was watching but the news.

    From what some of the victims said they thought that the Governator actually did a pretty good job.Of course they were all very rich victims but I'll give Arnold the benefit of the doubt.The difference between some of the rich victims compared to most of the victims of Katrina was one couple that lamented that they would have to move to their beach home while their burned mansion was rebuilt.

    Everytime I watched him on the news discussing what truly was a terrible situation,there were times I almost laughed.As serious as the topic was,he with his accent and the way he struggled to get through them without a script,was almost a comedic parody.

    My prayers for all the victims,no matter what their financial status.There are always mementos and memories that no amount of money can buy back.

    October 27, 2007 11:08 am at 11:08 am |

    Hey Alex..Where you aware that Elizabeth said all the woman on Fox are hard to tell apart because they all have long bleached blonde hair?

    October 27, 2007 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Jennie McGuire, Crowley, Texas

    Governor Schwarzenegger is a caring, intelligent gentleman. Actions speak louder than words...
    The Governor of California shows by actions; his feelings for others and his leadership... during Emgergencies!
    Unlike our President and the Texas Governor...

    October 27, 2007 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. JC Crowley Virginia

    Well, this is one foreign-born person for whom a run for the White House exception should be made.
    I only wish he was the Governor of my state.

    October 27, 2007 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Colleen,ny

    Wolf you and Jack seem to be getting along much better now. You seem much more enjoyable now that you are more relaxed. I knew that was all you needed. I am so glad that Lou is back. Everybody missed him and we were all concerned about him.

    October 28, 2007 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  10. J. Carr, Jacksonville, FL

    "Watch the Best Political Team on TV analyze Schwarzenegger's management of the wildfires"

    CNN, here's the problem with your approach. Management of the wildfires isn't a topic for a "political team" – it isn't political. Peoples lives, property, etc. were at risk.

    CNN wants to politicize everything – that is a major media flaw then again real journalism is a lost art, and CNN doesn't have a clue.

    It's like Anderson Cooper pimpimg his "documentary", "Planet in Peril" during the wildfire coverage. Oh yeah, some people say this could be happening because of global warming...

    My goodness, then we find out that the largest fire was apparently set by an arson. Perhaps the arsonist was affected by global warming.

    Do you people really take yourself that seriously?

    Find a team that has experience fighting major wind-driven wildfires and emergency management people that work around the clock during such a crisis – let this team analyze "the wildfires"

    But Blitzer, Crowley and Schdeider? Give us a break out here, please...

    October 30, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |