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Friday, Aug 8, 2008, 1:38 pm

McCain’s Celebrity Double-Standard?

By Jarrett Dapier

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I'm wondering if anyone out there has a quote from McCain supporting Schwarzenegger when the latter was running for governor? Perhaps some choice morsel in which he defends Arnold against attacks that he's not qualified to be governor because he's just a celebrity? Or is a celebrity sufficiently qualified to lead if his pecs are big enough? What is McCain's standard regarding celebrity pecs and executive office? Would be interesting - I know McCain supported Commando in his initial run - there's got to be something out there.

Jarrett Dapier is a former assistant publisher at In These Times. Previous work for ITT includes interviews with playwright Christopher Shinn and Fugazi guitarist, Ian Mackaye. He currently works with teens at the Evanston Public Library where he runs a recycled drumming program and directs stage adaptations of young adult literature. He lives in Evanston, IL.

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