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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Iowa Governor Says He Can 'Take Arnold'

Posted By on Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM

 

On Tuesday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger provided a classic example of trying to boost your own low self-esteem by dragging others down with you. Everyone knows California is the laughingstock of the country right now. But at a conference in Silicon Valley, Schwarzenegger insulted other states in order to tout how California is still a destination spot. The governor said Florida is only known for "old people." Other states are only known for "potatoes" or "oil." As for Iowa: "There's no one screaming,

like, 'I can't wait to get to Iowa.' That I can guarantee you. They

want to come here to California."

Well, Iowa Governor Chet Culver, a former college football player, is apparently ready for a beefy governor deathmatch. Culver told a reporter in Davenport, Iowa, that "I doubt that he'll ever make the mistake of repeating something like that again," which would sound downright threatening if the friendly guv wasn't chuckling the whole time. The reporter than noted, "You know he's a big guy, but I think we got a governor who could take him. What do you think?" Culver agreed: "We can take him."

The reporter continued plotting this gubernatorial smackdown, noting that

Schwarzenegger has admitted to using steroids, while "You've built it

all-natural." Culver responded: "Iowa does it the right way," and gave

a fist pump for emphasis.

The answer might have been as corny as

the state, but you gotta give Culver credit. There's at least one thing

Iowa is a destination for that California is not: a gay marriage.

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