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Axelrod says he wants to see Schwarzenegger on the basketball court with Obama

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HENDERSON, NV.--Barack Obama strategist David Axelrod said California Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger--who said on the stump for John McCain that Obama needs to do something about his skinny legs--should play some hoops with Obama.

"I have to tell you, as someone who could use a little work, that Sen. Obama is pretty fit," Axelrod told reporters here Saturday morning, after an Obama rally.

"Maybe when this is over, we can get Gov. Schwarzenegger on the basketball court and see what he can do," Axelrod said. This was not a challenge. "No, it's just a suggestion."

In Columbus, Ohio, yesterday, where Schwarzenegger, who fame first came as a bodybuilder said of Obama, "He needs to do something about those skinny legs. I'm going to make him do some squats."

"And then we're going to make him do some biceps curls to beef up those scrawny little arms," he said, before comparing the meat on Obama's bones to a lack thereof on his policies.

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Exactly what I thought when I heard Arnold say this.

Arnold has more meat in his brain than his biceps!

and Arnold needs to do something about his man-boobs from taking too many steroids!
what an idiot - he's my own governor and I am infinitely embarrassed by him, but thankfully did not and will not ever vote for him. Hopefully this seals his political failure.

Shows wear the McCain camp is -- the gutter. I never thought I would live to see the day where one campaign openly mocks the physical attributes of the the opposition.

Way to go John McCain, most people in this country had a lot of respect for you six months ago. No you just look like a pathetic loser.

Poor Ah-nold doesn't seem to realize that Obama is well-suited for the political game he entered. He has the build, endurance and temperament of a basketball player or even a long-distance runner. And throughout this marathon campaign it is Obama who has stayed closest to his original strategy for winning.

Obama is like 6'3" and would squash Arnold's 5'8" near-midget body no matter how ripped he is LOL.

How about Obama vs. former NBA player Antonio Davis? He is the guy who ran into the stands to go after David's son Michael several years ago.

MR. STEROIDS WOULD GET TAKEN TO THE CUP!

... and every year, Arnold needs a bigger "flab bra."

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