Date: 2003-2007

The year 2003 was an embarrassing time for the state of California. The people of the Golden State recalled Governor Gray Davis, which allowed for a veritable clusterf*ck of candidates to run for governor. Among the candidates: Gary Coleman, Hustler EIC Larry Flynt, and porn star Mary Carey, who promised to make lapdances tax-deductible. Amidst the circus, however, Arnold threw his hat into the ring as a Republican centrist, and was sworn into office as the 38th Governor of California.