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Schwarzenegger To Reward Kids With Rides In Army Tank

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I’m not sure if this is the right message.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked an Ohio museum to return his Austrian army tank so that he can offer rides to inner-city children as an award for avoiding drugs and working hard in school. Schwarzenegger acquired the M47 American-made tank from the Austrian government and had it eventually shipped to a Columbus, Ohio shopping mall when he opened a Planet Hollywood there. From the article,

“‘I’m pleased we had the opportunity to have it and let people see it,’ Motts said Tuesday. ‘It was neat to have a Hollywood connection.’ Motts said the tank was removed from the museum Feb. 19, hoisted by crane onto a truck and transported to California. Aaron McLear, Schwarzenegger’s press secretary, said the governor plans to store the tank at a private location.”

Schwarzenegger said one of the reasons he’s pushing for the tank attraction is because “children just aren’t that excited about a tour of the state Capitol.” Right — and a ride in a military weapon is the correct alternative. Couldn’t he just sponsor hot air balloon rides or something? I’m just not sure this is the right “reward” to give kids. Thoughts?

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