Arnie Pays Tribute To Reagan
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER is among leaders who have paid tribute to another actor-turned-politician, RONALD REAGAN, who died on Saturday (05JUN04).
The action man-turned-California Governor joined former British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER and former US leaders GERALD FORD and GEORGE BUSH in honouring the late President.
Schwarzenegger, who called off a trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, after hearing of Reagan's death, credited the former President with inspiring him to get involved in politics.
Arnie says, "He's a big idol of mine. I campaigned for him. I handed out leaflets. I made phone calls in his behalf. This was at a time I wasn't even a citizen here. He made a tremendous impact on our country.
"It is easy to see how profoundly President Reagan changed the world. He made it safer, more free and gave hope and opportunity to millions."07/06/2004 02:31