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The Times' Peter Nicholas has a nice write-up on the early months of the age of Herr Governor.Now that we're past the inevitable embarrassment that came when the star of "Junior" snagged the Governor's gig, LAist, like many people, is surprisingly satisfied with Schwarzenegger's leadership. Sacramento had devolved into a dysfunctional mess at the end of the Davis era, and now we've got a burly and authoritative traffic cop to make sure that budgets get passed and compromises get made. Since he's annihilated hundreds of criminals and terrorists on celluloid, no one will ever believe that he's "soft on crime," which means he can advance reasonable proposals like his call to slowly let non-violent drug offenders free from our bloated prison system. It's like Nixon going to China!

This web poll at SCHWARZENEGGER.COM perversely sums it up:

"In a hundred years, how do you think Arnold will best be remembered?
As an action star?
As a bodybuilder?
As a businessman?
As a politician?
As a hero?"

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