Conan the Eco-friendly Barbarian
Schwarzenegger Tries to Green His Image
Arnold Schwarzenegger is trying to paint himself with a green brush as he revs up his campaign for the California governorship. Though he’s running as a Republican, he’s carving out positions at odds with the Bush administration on a number of issues, from logging in the Sierra Nevada to regulating carbon-dioxide emissions from vehicles to pushing energy conservation and solar power. Schwarzenegger is even talking about converting his gas-guzzling Hummer to run on clean-burning hydrogen. His campaign released an eight-page position paper on environmental issues last week, put together with help from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., a prominent environmentalist and a cousin of the candidate’s wife, Maria Shriver. But enviros aren’t jumping on the Schwarzenegger bandwagon; most oppose efforts to recall current Gov. Gray Davis (D).