I attended the “town hall” meeting featuring the governor at the Industry Expo Center Monday morning. I’m out of this picture, however. Photo by Raul Roa
The best moment during Monday’s town hall meeting came when La Puente City Councilman Dan Halloway verbally agreed with Arnold during his comments about career tech education.
Arnold was answering a question about career-tech schools, something he has pumped up during his tenure in Sacramento. It seemed like one of many canned questions that accentuate his gubernatorial muscle. When Arnold spoke about attending Santa Monica City College, Halloway spoke out, saying he was a classmate of his.
Arnold then walked over in the middle of the town hall meeting and gave Halloway a high five.
Before the meeting, Halloway told me the story. Halloway was attending the community college back in 1972. The instructor asked each student to stand up and introduce themselves. When he came to Arnold, he stood up and said in less than perfect English, “I am Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mr. World, Mr Universe, I’ve been a body builder.”
The teacher interrupted and said why are you taking a math class in the summer?
Dan said Arnold said he wanted to get into the supplement business and he wanted to learn math to keep track of his business receipts.
In the college yearbook which came out at the end of the semester was a feature on this student from Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger, complete with a picture of the future governor of the state wearing short shorts and flexing his ample muscles.