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VIENNA, Austria (AP) - It's just a tiny typewritten line tucked away in an immense archive, but it sheds further light on the Nazi past of Arnold Schwarzenegger's father.
The brief entry in one of millions of documents stored at the Austrian State Archives shows that Gustav Schwarzenegger, the late father of the film star now running for governor of California, was a volunteer member of the Sturmabteilung, or SA - the notorious Nazi storm troopers also known as brownshirts.
Originally posted by nyeff
I don't think it will effect his chance at governor at all. Right now he is ahead of everybody in the polls. Not that polls mean a whole lot. But I think people are smart enough to realize that it was his father that was a nazi, not Arnold. Lisening to some of the things that Arnold has in the past couple of days, I'm liking him more and more.
Originally posted by Seekerof
You know Prank....
I doubt it will have ANY bearing at all on Arnold's chance in California. Of course, as par with society today, the 'past' of an individual...as mundane as it is 3/4's of the time always seem to be made into a 'crisis' situation for anyone running in the public limelight. Does Arnold suppose to be held responsible for the "doings" of his ancesters? And why should this have any bearing today...in most cases?
If one wishes to, the "dirt" on anyone's family hertitage or on anyone period, can always be dredged up. Nobody is perfect and why should a person be held accountable for what his father or grandfather, or great uncle or whatever did in the distant past?!?
Anyone who uses this information from the past to judge a person, based on his or hers family past, is a diluted individual who obviously sits around and reads the National Enquirer and the Globe all day.
I see this have no bearing on the present day individual and it shouldn't.
Originally posted by Silk
After all wasnt Armstrongs walk Americas finest moment ?
Originally posted by ThePrankMonkey
noones going to reply to this??
noone has an opinion or anything to say?
ARE YOU PEOPLE PUTTING ME ON???
THIS IS NOT A JOKE! this can really effect his chances for becoming governor!!!