Appearing on CNN today, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was asked what has become a popular question, and a Democratic talking point, about his party: is Rush Limbaugh your leader?

Schwarzenegger, a former Mr. Universe and a moderate, responded thusly: "I think that they say that Rush Limbaugh is the 800 lb. gorilla in the Republican Party, but I think that's mean spirited to say that because I think he's down to 650 lbs., so I think one should be fair to him about this whole thing."

Schwarzenegger went on to say that, "in all seriousness," the GOP should expand its tent.

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