Schwarzenegger Book Mocks Karl Rove

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says in his new autobiography that Republican political guru Karl Rove predicted the 2003 California recall election that put the muscleman-actor in office would never happen.

Schwarzenegger writes in "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story" that he visited Rove in early 2003, when the GOP strategist was a top White House adviser.

According to excerpts obtained Friday by The Associated Press in advance of the book's release, it turned out to be an awkward visit.

Not only did Rove tell Schwarzenegger the recall election that ousted Democrat Gray Davis would not happen, he introduced the actor to then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice as his pick to run for California governor in 2006.

Schwarzenegger felt snubbed.

He asks, "How could Rove have been so wrong?"


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