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Still in Schwarzenegger's Shadow

'Arnold and Me'

NPR's Ina Jaffe has been covering the California governor's race and she noticed an unusual political supporter:

Making the media rounds at Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's headquarters is Barbara Outland Baker, who bills herself as Schwarzenegger's first girlfriend in the United States. She's flacking her book, Arnold and Me: In the Shadow of the Austrian Oak. There's a very cute picture on the cover of Ms. Baker and Schwarzenegger standing on the beach in days gone by, both in swim suits. He looks like he's ready for competition. (Isn't he always? I mean the body-building kind.) She's got long blond hair and looks like Gidget.