September 22, 2003
The Flea is troubled to learn about this refusal by gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger to disavow former Austrian president, and Nazi intelligence officer in Germany’s Army Group E, Kurt Waldheim. Also, Arnold naked.
I suppose part of me wants to like Schwarzenegger because I have enjoyed his films so much. There is even the fantasy of a constitutional amendment allowing for a future President Schwarzenegger. But active political support for a man who had been wanted for war crimes is not the same thing as the guilt-by-association smeers levelled at Schwarzenegger about his father. The sensible parts of the blogosphere have covered Cruz Bustamante's connections to MEChA. Rightly so. I do not see how we can give Arnold a pass on his support for Waldheim.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 22, 2003 08:56 AM