When A Governor Shouldn't Moonlight

Gov. Schwarzenegger takes heat for a muscle-magazine consulting deal

Nobody can buy me," California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger boasted last week at Yahoo!'s headquarters in Silicon Valley. Just two days later, the wealthy Republican--who campaigned on his self-proclaimed independence from special interests, and forgoes his $175,000 state salary--was trying hard to prove it after the Sacramento Bee reported that he had accepted a mondo free-lance gig from a muscle-magazine publisher. According to documents filed with the SEC, just days before taking office in 2003, Schwarzenegger signed a five-year consulting deal, worth at least $1 million annually, with a subsidiary of American Media Inc., publisher of Muscle & Fitness and Flex. His...

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