Didn’t he used to be an actor?

May 24, 2010

Schwarzenegger compares California’s woes to euro zone

ECONOMY-CALIFORNIA/SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday compared the state’s predicament to that of weaker euro zone economies and called for scrapping the state welfare system to close a $19.1 billion budget gap.

The movie star turned governor said California, the most populous U.S. state with an economy that would be the eighth largest in the world, faced the same dilemma of dismal growth and budget gaps as Greece, Spain and Ireland.

Could you stop referring to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger by prefacing it with…actor turned governor?

First, we all know he was an actor.

Second, do you list everyone else’s previous jobs?

Either list them all, or stop listing his.

Chris T.

It is worth mentioning if his former occupation is relevant to the story, which it sometimes is. This time it was not, and shouldn’t have been included: GBU Editor

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes his $83.4 billion state budget plan in Sacramento, California May 14, 2010. REUTERS/Max Whittaker

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Well, then, I expect to see Robert Byrd only referred to as “Ku Klux Klansman-turned-Senator Robert Byrd.” Didn’t he used to be a Klansman? I find it hard to believe that that background is NEVER relevant to any story on Senator Byrd anymore, however I never see that appellation applied to him. Give it a try (objectivity).

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