Actor-turn-politician Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed to leave his underwear in office, if his political days come to an end.
The Governor has emphasized that should this day comes, his underwear is to be put on the chair he sits everyday in office to mark his legacy of ruling California. The main office that he uses will be closed for public exhibition. A new room is being built as this point of time for his successor.
"Every leader should leave his mark." replies Schwarzenegger when asked in an interview with CNN anchor Aaron Brown.
"I will leave my mark as such that my underwear is to be placed onto the chair that I sit in office during my days in power. The office room will be closed and should not be used further by any future governor. A new governor will have their own office rooms which is in the process of being built as we speak."
To justify his statement, Schwarzenegger went on saying:
"This is to ensure that my legacy of ruling California will always be remembered by the people of this great country. Take heed that to a muscle-bound, an underwear symbolizes the ideal of power, strength, courage and hope. And as a non-native of this lovely country, I could not believe to this day that I have transitioned myself from muscleman to actor to politician. It all started with the use of my black underwear that I have been wearing since my early days or else none of this would possibly happened. Not forgetting the people who have voted and supported me all along. As a token of my appreciation and gratitude, the Governor's headquarters but specifically my office will be open for public viewing. That is the room that I have dedicated my life with for these past years as Governor and I have come to a decision to do the ultimate sacrifice by leaving my underwear as some part of me to all of you. It is one of the toughest decisions I have made and I believe it is the right one."
The Governor has put up some ruling that his "legendary" underwear is not to be touched, moved nor be washed. It must be at its appointed location at all times. Should any unwanted aroma arises, heed these words :
"It is inevitable. If it smells then so be it. It is that very smell that beckoned me to my moments of triumph and I wish to share that greatest moment with the people." says the Gov.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's fate will be determined this October 2005.