The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

He is still a movie star, body­builder and now-andthen a pol­icy wonk. Now Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger is to be­come a for­est ranger. U.S. For­est Ser­vice Chief Tom Tid­well re­cently swore in the for­mer Cal­i­for­nia gov­er­nor as the agency’s third hon­orary ranger dur­ing a cer­e­mony at the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

It’s amaz­ing that Mr. Sch­warzeneg­ger beat Al Gore to the post. But he did. The agency loves Ah-nawld for sign­ing the land­mark Cal­i­for­nia Global Warm­ing So­lu­tions Act of 2006 that in­cluded a low carbon fuel stan­dard “to make forests and other ecosys­tems more re­silient — more able to re­cover from the im­pacts of cli­mate change.” That is what the for­est folk say. And the other two hon­orary rangers? Oddly enough, they are ac­tress Betty White and Rolling Stones key­board player Chuck Leavell.


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