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Schwarzenegger: Shriver changed tune on recall run

September 30, 2012 • Entertainment


FILE — In this April 15, 2004 file photo, Actor Danny DeVito, left, waves as he walks through the Capitol with long-time friend, movie co-star and current Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in Sacramento, Calif. Schwarzenegger, who came to office during California’s historic 2003 recall election, will soon be releasing his autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger says his wife, Maria Shriver, was told to “snap out of it” by her mother for her attempts to persuade him against running for California governor in 2003, a conversation that ultimately opened the door to his successful candidacy.

Eunice Kennedy Shriver told her daughter that her husband would be “angry for the rest of his life” if she stopped his ambitions, Schwarzenegger writes in his new autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.”

The former governor says in the book that he had decided against running to recall Gov. Gray Davis after his wife implored him not to for the sake of their family. Maria Shriver announced his decision to their four children.

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