Schwarzenegger strategist derides celebrity ads

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) isn't worried that other celebrities are supporting Indian gaming, a spokesperson said.

"I don�t think most voters look to actors from the �80s for their cues on how to vote," Todd Harris told The Palm Springs Desert Sun.

Schwarzenegger, an actor from the 80s, is criticized by celebrity wrestling star and former Minnesota governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura in a new television ad. Ventura says "I guess it�s OK to rip off Indians" in the ad paid by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

The comment is a reference to Schwarzenegger claim that the "Indians are ripping us off" over gaming. In response, Schwarzenegger called the ad "really funny."

Tribes have enlisted another actress, Stephanie Power of "Hart to Hart" fame, to support Proposition 70, a tribal gaming initiative that Schwarzenegger opposes.

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