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07/13/2008 09:07 PM ID: 71979 Permalink   

Schwarzenegger Says He'd Work for Obama


Though the California governor has endorsed John McCain for president, Arnold Schwarzenegger said he'd be interested in serving as Barack Obama's energy czar in a recent interview. He says he's really just interested in serving the country.

"I'm always ready to help in any way I can ... I said to myself, 'This country has given me everything. It's my time, now (to give back)." He said he would "take (Obama's) call now, I will take his call when he's president -- any time."

Schwarzenegger would be a Republican appointee for Obama who would not anger Democrats. "If I have this position or not," he said, "I will be traveling around the world and I will be promoting (energy independence), renewables, solar, windmills."

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  sorry but  
what does energy czar mean ??
  by: ProTesTa     07/13/2008 09:12 PM     
Sorry, the source didn't go into much detail about that, but I imagine it would be a post to coordinate the country's energy policies. I think Ah-nuld would be a great choice -- he has a distinctly Republican take on renewable energy, emphasizing the economic opportunity within. As he himself has pointed out, he can make a much bigger impression talking to business leaders about the economic benefits of going green than a tie-dyed, dreadlocked protestor can.
  by: l´anglais     07/13/2008 09:17 PM     
A 'Czar' is a leader. In this context, he's saying that he'd be interested in serving as the head of energy (policy, department, etc)
  by: StarShadow     07/13/2008 09:43 PM     
  a business-minded environmentalist  
is an oxymoron. capitalism is the reason our world is screwed because it relies on us constantly consuming. switch that consumption to more "eco-friendly" products and you've got less of an impact, but still an impact. for our species to survive, we'd need to truly be in step with nature again. that means the end of capitalism. such a system is like a great white, it will die if it doesn't keep moving.
  by: ManilaRyce     07/13/2008 09:45 PM     
I love comments like yours what you are actually arguing for is the death of hundreds of millions of people because that is the only way for us to get back in step with nature.
  by: gtg833b     07/13/2008 10:28 PM     
it means no such things... it means ulitizing the environment rather than raping it. without question better technologies have been being held back for decades, and by the very people doing the largest portion of the raping of the environment the energy industry namely coal and oil, though nuclear isn't a true green source either, but atlest its been a step in the right direction, assuming the waste is properly taken care of and not dumped into the water or buried in soil.

natural energy can easily power all residential needs, even self-suffiencently.
  by: HAVOC666     07/13/2008 10:49 PM     
Nothing. It's BS for "United States secretary of energy."
  by: H. W. Hutchins   07/13/2008 10:55 PM     
"I love comments like yours what you are actually arguing for is the death of hundreds of millions of people because that is the only way for us to get back in step with nature."

and i love comments like yours because they're completely ignorant and worth a laugh. the death of hundreds of millions of people is exactly what we're looking at if we in the western world continue to consume at current rates. it's either capitalism or humanity. if we used completely clean energy for everything (including transportation), didn't farm livestock like cattle and pigs, and recycled resources like water, the world could hold billions more people because we'd have such a small impact on the environment. however, that can't happen under our current economic model. capitalism is encouraging those living more humble lifestyles to adopt current north american rates of consumption. capitalism is forcing us the opposite way or where we need to go. the earth simply can sustain that.
  by: ManilaRyce     07/13/2008 11:11 PM     
  l'anglais, StarShadow, H. W. Hutchins  
thanks guys, i knew it was something like that, i was just surprised that you use this word since it's related to the time of the old monarchies, Like the one of the well known czar or tsar of russia.

kinda weird to use it in a democracy
  by: ProTesTa     07/14/2008 12:20 AM     
That's basically where the use of it was borrowed from.
  by: StarShadow     07/14/2008 02:53 AM     
  This is a great idea!  
Even if you don't like his ideals, Arnie is a great choice on this. People like to work with him because of his personality. He gets things done. He doesn't bullshit. I would say that if he got in the position, he could make energy alternatives become more acceptable by pushing things through.
  by: gbestwick   07/14/2008 09:03 AM     
  yeah, great  
he gets things done. they might not be good things, but they get done nonetheless.
  by: ManilaRyce     07/14/2008 09:12 AM     
I was hoping he'd be interested in returning for Conan III.
  by: theironboard     07/14/2008 09:37 AM     
how do you propose to solve the overpopulation and environmental crisis?

  by: naughtforty   07/14/2008 11:15 PM     
It's called being fence-sitter waiting to see which side is greener. The Austrian born US Citizen is hedging his bet.
  by: EnglishJackCarter   07/15/2008 02:38 AM     
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