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"Is Voting GOP A Side Effect Of Steroids?" And Other Questions Dems Wanted Reporters To Ask Schwarzenegger In 1992

"Do you think street gang members spend more time watching Murphy Brown, or Terminator?" A look at the DNC's surrogate oppo book in 1992.

Last updated on May 21, 2015, at 2:18 p.m. ET

Posted on May 21, 2015, at 2:18 p.m. ET

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In July 1992, the Democratic National Committee put together a document with attacks and criticisms to use against surrogates campaigning for President George H.W. Bush's re-election.

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Among other things, the document provided suggested questions for the press to ask the surrogates.

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The surrogates list was mostly politicians but also included Arnold Schwarzenegger, a prominent Republican who campaigned for Bush.

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The background briefer on Schwarzenegger noted his steroid use:

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And suggested he might be a fan of Hitler:

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The "sample questions for the press" also heavily focused on his steroid use, suggesting it might be why he was a Republican:

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Here's the full research book:

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