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Actually, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s not going to run for Senate

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Earlier this month, just before declaring that Donald Trump is probably in love with him, Arnold Schwarzenegger had the nerve to suggest that current politicians and their love for blatantly outrageous gerrymandering was a bad thing that results in nothing but miserable citizens and career politicians who are more loyal to their party than to their constituents. It’s a depressingly radical position for a lifelong Republican like Schwarzenegger to take, and a few days ago we reported that a number of political insiders were suggesting that Schwarzenegger was going to ride this anti-gerrymandering wave (or this “anti-gerrymandering Harrier jet”, since we haven’t made any references to his movies yet) all the way to the U.S. Senate.

It was a weirdly exciting prospect, if only because it would probably drive Trump crazy, but it turns out that even Arnold Schwarzenegger is sick of the political machine these days. In a statement on his Facebook page (via Deadline), Schwarzenegger revealed that people have approached him about running for Senate, but he believes he’ll have more success trying to fix our country’s broken political system “from the outside.”


So, since Schwarzenegger’s apparently not going to do it, we may have to depend on Robert Patrick’s T-1000, Kristanna Loken’s T-X, or Sam Worthington’s boring Terminator guy to get the job done by assassinating the metaphorical John Connor that is gerrymandering. Of course, that never worked in the movies until the machines turned John Connor himself into a Terminator in Genisys, but we’re not sure how that applies to gerrymandering.

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