Monday, November 01, 2004

'80s flashback

The Proposition 70 campaign got help this week when ex-wrestler and former Minnesota Gov. Jesse "The Body" Ventura and "Hart to Hart" actress Stefanie Powers appeared in television commercials backing the tribal gaming initiative.

Todd Harris, a political adviser for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who opposes Proposition 70, sneered at Ventura and Powers in an article in the Desert Sun.

"I don't think most voters look to actors from the '80s for their cues on how to vote," Harris said.

Perhaps not. But what, then, is one to make of a certain movie-star-turned-governor who made his name in "The Terminator" (1984), "Predator" (1987) and "Conan the Barbarian" (1982)?

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