Schwarzenegger ponders run for EU president
April 30, 2011
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who effortlessly transitioned from Hollywood film stardom to California governor, could have his sights set on a new job as next head of the European Union.[YahooNews]
The Austrian-born former body builder, 63, at loose ends as he tries to figure out what his next act should be, reportedly is being advised by aides to return to his native Europe to run for the EU presidency, Newsweek reported.
“In the next few years, the EU will be looking for a much more high-profile president — somebody who can unify Europe,” Schwarzenegger’s chief of staff Terry Tamminen told the magazine.
“The French won’t want a German, and the Germans won’t want an Italian. How about a European-born person who went off to America and — could return to be the Washington or Jefferson of a new unified Europe?” said Tamminen, all but nominating his former boss for the job.
Even so, Schwarzenegger has remained mum about plans to get back into acting or politics.