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The Terminator Fires Dirty Harry Over State Parks

Well this only-in-California story involves Clint Eastwood, a Kennedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and environmentalists. Governor Schwarzenegger let go conservationist/ex-mayor/actor/director/producer Clint Eastwood from his position as a California park commissioner. Arnold's brother-in-law, Bobby Shriver, also got terminated.

Arnold says he just wanted to give other people a chance, but Clint thinks it's politics. Eastwood and Shriver suspect they were fired because they opposed a toll road through an Orange County beach. Clint said: "Somebody got a bee under their bonnet at the right moment, so there we are. I guess he felt we were going to be guys who were going to be obstructionists for anything through state parks."

Enter the environmentalists, just

. Several groups have submitted letters to the state Senate, asking the legislature to save the parks. The environmentalists are not pleased with Arnold's dismissal of Clint and Bobby, and are especially concerned about the governor's plan to close 48 parks in order to balance the state's budget.

Arnold isn't prepared to let family or Hollywood friends get in the way of his plans. Do you think his decision is strictly business, or very personal?


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