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In Demolition Man, Sylvester Stallone plays a cop who is cryogenically preserved for thirty years and then thawed out in a sterilized future. As she brings him up to date with current events, Sandra Bullock makes a passing reference to “President Schwarzenegger.” Stallone is confused, since Ah-nold isn’t a natural-born citizen. Oh, Bullock says, he was so popular that we amended the Constitution to allow him to run.
Ten years later, the Terminator is running for governor of California, and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R–Utah) has introduced a Constitutional amendment that would allow people who have been US citizens for twenty years to become President.
I suppose I could live with a Schwarzenegger Administration: he’s more liberal than Reagan, after all, and more articulate than Dubya.
via Matthew Yglesias