Actor-turned-Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has confessed to
already having made mistakes during his first few months in his new political
The TERMINATOR star won the seat in October (03) after a closely-watched
recall election, and has since grown to appreciate just how challenging his new
He told Jay Leno on his chat show on Monday night (01MAR04), "I have made
mistakes. I remember that one time I cut a program that I didn't want to cut,
which was for the mentally disabled.
"Then all of a sudden I get a phone call from my mother-in-law at
midnight, then at two in the morning my wife reminded me again and at four
o'clock in the morning she reminded me again. So I put the program budget back
and said, 'Okay, no more
"You make mistakes like that because everything goes very fast and some of
those budget decisions have to be made very quickly. But the key thing is to
admit the mistakes that you've made and then correct it."