gets egged, by Greg Tingle - 4th September 2003
Schwarzenegger didn't attend the initial debate
of California's recall election and delivered
his first major campaign speech, getting pelted
with an egg as he moved through a mob at a college
have such a fantastic life, Arnold, you make millions
of dollars to do movies and all those kinds of
things, why do you want to do this?" Schwarzenegger
asked rhetorically in his address.
you know something, because everything that I've
gotten - my career, my money, my family - everything
that I've gotten and achieved is because of California,"
he preached to cheers at California State University,
Schwarzenegger worked the crowd into a frenzy,
the egg splattered on the back of his left shoulder.
An aide tried to wipe it off, but he took off
his coat and proceeded with his speech.
address came hours before five other candidates
were scheduled to participate in the debate.
has agreed to participate in only one debate,
on September 24, in which the questions will be
actually provided to candidates in advance - unlike
today's debate. That decision has drawn fierce
criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.
participating candidates are California's Lieutenant
Governor Cruz Bustamante, the only prominent Democrat
running as a replacement candidate; state Senator
Tom McClintock and former baseball commissioner
Peter Ueberroth, both Republicans; television
personality Arianna Huffington, an independent;
and Green Party candidate Peter Camejo.
qualified for the debate by receiving at least
4% support in either a recent poll or the previous
absence fits his campaign strategy of appearing
in public in controlled settings where he appears
to avoid protracted questioning from the media,
and some critics have said he is not attending
because he cannot see the questions in advance.
of students crammed the university grounds for
Schwarzenegger's speech. Some were Young Republicans
invited from other schools, according to the actor's
student opponents heckled him for his past support
of a bill to deny services to illegal immigrants.
They held a sign saying "Hasta la vista Latinos".
many expected, supporters drowned out the hecklers
with chants of "Arnold, Arnold, Arnold."
like its turned into a 3-way with supporters VS
detractors VS the media.
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