It was a ridiculous election from the beginning. When it became clear that California Governor Gray Davis would be forced to defend his seat in a 2003 recall contest, all the crazies came out. Porn star Mary Carey. Pundit Arianna Huffington. Small fry Gary Coleman. And the Terminator himself, who announced his run, as actors sometimes like to do (see: Fred Thompson) on Jay Leno's Tonight show.
The puns were endless. He was "The Running Man," participating in a "Total Recall" election, set to become "The Governator." Yet despite last-minute allegations by a group of women of groping and sexual harassment, Schwarzenegger won handily. Of course he did: the man's married to a Kennedy!