Arnold Guests With Not-That-'Irrelevant' Rush
March 21, 2007 at 1:55 PM (PT)
CALIFORNIA Gov. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER appeared on RUSH LIMBAUGH's PREMIERE show WEDNESDAY (3/21) to explain his previous comment on TUESDAY's NBC "TODAY" show that LIMBAUGH is "irrelevant" and that the Governor is "not his servant," and to address LIMBAUGH's complaints that SCHWARZENEGGER is sounding like a "liberal Democrat."
The Governor, whose call was delayed a half-hour due to his flight to FRESNO arriving late, bantered with LIMBAUGH about the comment and LIMBAUGH's mild reaction, with LIMBAUGH telling SCHWARZENEGGER, "I think you just probably get a little flustered. Every time you go on these shows they throw my name up at you, and my interpretation was that you're governing CALIFORNIA. I don't live there, and you're going to do what you're going to do regardless what anybody says."
SCHWARZENEGGER spoke about making tough decisions on matters important to CALIFORNIA ("This is why I pay very little attention if someone criticizes me or calls me, you know, that I'm turning left and that I'm selling out or whatever. I have to stay focused on results"). The host and the Governor debated health care (with LIMBAUGH criticizing SCHWARZENEGGER's "about-faces" on universal child health care coverage) and the Governor's compromises with Democrats before the two agreed to "smoke a stogie" and talk about the issues in the future.