Palin Is Feisty, Good-Looking: Schwarzenegger

Governator's Q&A with German mag ruffles Calif. feathers, too
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2008 11:27 AM CDT
"It could happen to my daughter; it could happen to anyone's daughter," California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said of the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's 17-year-old daughter.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger has given an interview to a German magazine so candid that some in Sacramento are wondering if the Q&A with the California governor was mistranslated, the Los Angeles Times reports. Schwarzenegger told Der Spiegel he was surprised by John McCain's choice of the "feisty" and "good-looking" Sarah Palin, and that Tim Pawlenty was "the smartest" of the potential veep picks.

Schwarzegger said he skipped the Republican National Convention because such attract "hardcore" types—like California’s GOP leaders. "I have almost no contact with them. None," he said. The state's Republican lawmakers—who wore name tags to a meeting with Schwarzenegger yesterday—say they're now back on good terms with the governor.