Monday, December 19, 2005

Follow-Up To The Story Below: Schwarzenegger Proves He Has A Pair

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SACRAMENTO - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday told officials in his hometown in Austria to remove his name from a sports stadium and stop using his name to promote the city. "In all likelihood, during my term as governor, I will have to make similar and equally difficult decisions," Schwarzenegger said in the letter. "In order to spare the responsible politicians of the city of Graz further concern, I withdraw from them as of this day the right to use my name in association with the Liebenauer Stadium." Schwarzenegger also said he would no longer permit the use of his name "to advertise or promote the city of Graz in any way."

Funny... here's someone who seems to get it. When you come to America and become a citizen, you take an oath. That oath is the following: I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God. In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature. I like the fact that Arnold slapped down his old town, not out of disrespect, but because he is a governor that will not allow old-country opinion to run his state You may not like him as an actor, or a politician, but in my opinion he handled this situation like a gentleman, and most importantly, an American.


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