Arnold Schwarzenegger's past is a problem. It turns out that he didn't just grope unwilling women, smoke hashish, and engage in group sex at the gym.
ABC News now reports that when he was asked who his heroes were, in a 1975 interview, Schwarzenegger answered:
"I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power. I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for what he did with it."
Of course, what Hitler "did with it" was to destroy democracy in Germany, exterminate more than six million Jews, Gypsies, and homosexuals, and wage a war of brutal aggression against the civilized world . . .
Schwarzenegger added that he longed for an experience of his own, "like Hitler in the Nuremberg stadium. And have all those people scream at you and just being total agreement whatever you say."
Scwharzenegger got his Nuremberg-stadium wish at the San Diego Convention Center this morning.
Here's a link to the ABC News story: http://abcnews.go.com/sections/wnt/Politics/arnold031002_past.html
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