Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Arnold’s True Lies

At the Republican Convention, Arnold Schwarzenegger made a big speech where he described a childhood in Austria in the prescence of Soviet tanks, and how a debate between Richard Nixon and Hubert Humphrey convinced him that he should be a Republican.

“True Lies” indeed.

There were no Soviet tanks in the region of Austria that Arnold grew up in.

There were no Presidental debates between 1960 and 1976.

Read all about it:

Historians criticize Schwarzenegger for Austrian history gaffes
AP, September 3, 2004
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2004/09/03/state1046EDT0051.DTL

What were Soviet tanks doing in Austria's British-occupied sector?
By Timothy Noah, Slate, September 3, 2004
http://slate.msn.com/id/2106283/

Commission on Presidential Debates Official History Page
http://www.debates.org/pages/history.html


E.P. Tuesday, September 07, 2004