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New York Post
Page 6 by Richard Johnson
August 22, 2003


TOM Hanks and many other card-carrying Hollywood Democrats are teaming up against Arnold Schwarzenegger to prevent the Terminator from becoming governor of California.

"Tom was furious when [a misleading] article in the Los Angeles Times appeared on Tuesday, saying Creative Artists Agency would help Arnold in his bid for governor," our spy said.

"Tom and other power players are absolutely against Arnold becoming governor," the source added.

The L.A. paper reported Schwarzenegger "has asked CAA to join his political effort, largely by tapping the Beverly Hills-based agency's entertainment relationships to help raise campaign funds and rally voters."

But CAA, whose 570 employees are overwhelmingly Democrats, quickly distanced itself from Schwarzenegger's campaign.

"The information in the Los Angeles Times article . . . was false and misleading," CAA said in a statement. "It would be inappropriate for us to endorse candidates."

Along with Hanks, pot-loving actor Woody Harrelson is set to join the fight against Schwarzenegger. "Woody is diametrically opposed to Arnold Schwarzenegger's political positions," a spokesman for Harrelson told PAGE SIX. "He does not support the candidacy."

Oft-arrested protester Martin Sheen told "Access Hollywood" Schwarzenegger got his marching orders from the Bush administration. "The California recall is an effort to grab the state for the Republicans," Sheen said. "I suspect this came out of the White House. Frankly, it makes perfect sense after Florida."

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have also noted that the Governator would be a "huge" mistake, and Cybill Shepherd is freaked out by the prospect of the Austrian-born action hero in the executive mansion.

"That would be the worst tragedy in the history of California," Shepherd hyperventilated to "Access Hollywood."

"I think that we are the laughing stock of the world, with Arnold Schwarzenegger running [for] governor," Shepherd said. "I think he's a real hypocrite. I think he has a past that is going to come out, and I'm not going to mention what it is, but it's not going to be pretty."

Barbra Streisand, Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Susan Sarandon, Al Franken, Ed Asner, Mike Farrell and Rob Reiner are also expected to rally against the Terminator.