Thursday, July 14, 2005


This governorship brought to you by...

Every time it can't get more ridiculous and corrupt, it does. According to Dan Glaister in The Guardian, California's governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is receiving at least $1m a year as a consultant for a bodybuilding magazine. "In no event will payment be less than $1m a year," the contract stipulates. In return Mr Schwarzenegger will "further the business interests" of the publisher by "performing services suggested by Mr S" and "being responsive to the reasonable requests" of the publisher. Like blocking regulation of the supplement industry? Advertisements for health supplements make up 70% of the magazines' advertising. Weider Magazines is owned by American Media, Inc. (National Equirer, the Globe, the Star). So, this governorship is quite literally brought to you by E.T.
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