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Does it get any better than the photo above? The Governator (aka California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger), President-elect Barack Obama, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) and Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) all gathered at the National Governors Association meeting today in Philadelphia.

Offer your most creative caption to the photo in the comments section. We'll pluck a few highlights and feature them in a post of their own later this week. And, let's keep the comments PG-13 if possible.

By Chris Cillizza  |  December 2, 2008; 5:00 PM ET
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Comments

Too much turkey last week, Governor?
I've heard crunches can help.

Posted by: Bondosan | December 4, 2008 9:48 AM | Report abuse

Who has more color painted on his face and his hair?


Posted by: shrink2 | December 3, 2008 9:57 PM | Report abuse

Barak Obama gets Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboarded by the Govenator.
(Reference: See Matt Romney give his pops the old soundboard on youtube at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGf87FDN9L0 )


Crist: I believe you've already met Gov. Culver, and this is the govenor of California.

Arnold: Hi, I'm John Kimble

Obama: Huh?

Arnold: (Aggrivated) I'm Det. John Kimble. I'm a cop you idiot.

Obama: Uhh, OK.

Arnold: I'm going to ask you a bunch of questions and I want them answered immediately. Who is your daddy and what does he do?

Obama: What are you talking about?

Arnold: Who is your daddy and what does he do?

Obama: This is rediculous.

Arnold: Stop whining!! I'm a cop you idiot.

Posted by: b1gdon | December 3, 2008 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Girly man.

Girly dog.

Girly governors.

Posted by: pspzv | December 3, 2008 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Obama to Arnold: "Yes, Governor, as you've pointed out, I do have skinny arms. On the other hand, you can never be president."

Posted by: ruralgoddess | December 3, 2008 7:34 PM | Report abuse

Obama to Arnold: "Yes, Governor, as you've pointed out I do have skinny arms. On the other hand, you can never be president."

Posted by: ruralgoddess | December 3, 2008 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Obama: I know I may be scrawny now, but when I get older, I won't have a belly out to here like yours.

Crist (aside): Uh oh.

Culver (aside): Glad I don't have to worry about that!

Posted by: ScottinNC | December 3, 2008 6:45 PM | Report abuse

Barack: "Ooh, Arnold! Thanks for the big one."

Posted by: dchaffins | December 3, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama on Arnold: He's big alright, but can he jump....

Obama on Crist: So now I've gotta run against the Pillsbury doughboy in 2012?

Posted by: edwardsh | December 3, 2008 4:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama: Arnold, what is best in life?
Arnold: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women.
Obama to Crist and Culver: Told you I could get him to say it.

Posted by: alkuth | December 3, 2008 4:04 PM | Report abuse

I'm sorry but what this photo screams...is...

Charlie Crist is gay.

sorry but it screams it...

Posted by: klondike2 | December 3, 2008 4:02 PM | Report abuse

"Who said President's Physical Fitness Advisor isn't a powerful political appointment?" (for Clinton)

Posted by: andygoldman | December 3, 2008 3:05 PM | Report abuse

"Mr. President, as CEO of Cyberdyne Systems, let me and my colleagues from IniTech and IniTrode tell you about the big plans we have to improve the national infrastructure."

Posted by: daggar | December 3, 2008 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Governator, "I could play you in the movies. Great catch phrase, Yes we can."

Posted by: JohnnieVoodoo | December 3, 2008 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cool meets Dr. Freeze

Posted by: CV23 | December 3, 2008 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cool meets Dr. Freeze

Posted by: CV23 | December 3, 2008 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Arnold, “You’re skinner in person.”
Barack, “Do you want to play Horse?”

Posted by: Engineville1 | December 3, 2008 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Saxby Chambliss won the Georgia Senate race, blocking a democratic supermajority in the Senate. Did you see a banner headline in Wapo?

Posted by: ttj1 | December 3, 2008 7:15 AM |

It should've read:
"Republicans finally win one!"
Great,now they can obstruct out of spite instead of bettering the country. Don't wnat to get belittled in the eyes of their constituents now would they?

Posted by: jime2000 | December 3, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

"BTW, I've met the Governator, and NO WAY is he taller than Obama. Bigger, yes -- the guy is built like a tree trunk. But taller? Not a chance."

I think Obama is sitting on a desk, or something of comparable height.

Posted by: bsimon1 | December 3, 2008 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"There are celebrities, and then there are celebrities...."

BTW, I've met the Governator, and NO WAY is he taller than Obama. Bigger, yes -- the guy is built like a tree trunk. But taller? Not a chance.

"It must be the shoes!"

Posted by: WaitingForGodot | December 3, 2008 1:22 PM | Report abuse

"Come with me if you want to balance the budget."

Posted by: arossdeutsch | December 3, 2008 1:07 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Schwarzenegger impoliticly greeted the President-elect at the NGA meeting today saying, "I hope the bailout you offer my state isn't as scrawny as your physique." Mr. Obama tried to reply, but couldn't read the teleprompter that had been placed on the ceiling to create the illusion of eye contact.

Posted by: Jindal2012 | December 3, 2008 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Thanks anyway, Governor, but the Terminator position will not be renewed when Vice President Cheney leaves office.

Posted by: galleta1 | December 3, 2008 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cool meets Dr. Freeze

Posted by: CV23 | December 3, 2008 12:30 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Cool meets Dr. Freeze

Posted by: CV23 | December 3, 2008 12:29 PM | Report abuse

"You can't talk your way out of this one, Barack. It's a rite of passage for all newly elected executive politicians to get jumped in."

Posted by: blindwilliemctell | December 3, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

The skinny legs carried me pretty far.

Posted by: pjd56 | December 3, 2008 12:20 PM | Report abuse

"Bicep implants?!? For shame, Governator - for shame!"

Posted by: QualityPie | December 3, 2008 12:14 PM | Report abuse

Gov Christ: Can I get you guys to come down to Miami Beach for a conference? Meet me at the lifeguard station at 9th St. Clothing optional!

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | December 3, 2008 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Hey Gov, you want to run for Prez? See these two, their states are the keys, just ask McCain and me.

Posted by: AdamFeiler | December 3, 2008 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Governor, don't you just hate it when your wife says I told you so?

Posted by: lindaj4 | December 3, 2008 11:22 AM | Report abuse

Get to tha choppah!

Posted by: steeleswitters | December 3, 2008 11:13 AM | Report abuse

See? Volcker isn't the only guy taller than you!

Posted by: KathleenK1 | December 3, 2008 11:03 AM | Report abuse

mark_in_austin writes
"Charlie gets the ballhandling duties."

Zing!

Posted by: bsimon1 | December 3, 2008 11:01 AM | Report abuse

"Governor, I'd like you to join my Cabinet. How about Secretary of Squat Thrusts?"

or

"Governor, I'd like you to join my Cabinet. How about Secretary of Muscles?"


(Hmmm, tough choice. "Squat Thrusts" is funny - that "k" sound and that "thr" sound. But "Muscles" is quick and blunt. Of course, I rejected Secretary of Barbells, Secretary of Dumbbells, Secretary of Free Weights, and Secretary of Weights & Measures.)

Posted by: dognabbit | December 3, 2008 10:56 AM | Report abuse

Do you know Sarah Connor?

Posted by: george41 | December 3, 2008 10:52 AM | Report abuse

Arnold to Mr. President-elect:

Look at you! I used to dream about being Mr. Universe and spent all day in the gym. You spend less than an hour a day working out, and you are the most powerful man in the world!

Posted by: billbolducinmaine | December 3, 2008 10:48 AM | Report abuse

Welcome to the Land of Lilliput, Governor. Boy do we have a spot for you!!

Posted by: rjs_donal | December 3, 2008 10:43 AM | Report abuse

"I'll be boch, Barack. With Palin. And Newt.

Posted by: tartanmarine | December 3, 2008 10:04 AM | Report abuse

Obama: So let me make sure I understand this correctly. Governor Christ is marrying a woman?

Schwarzenegger: Well, yes, we decided not tell him that McCain lost, so he still believes he has a shot at getting appointed to a prominent cabinet position.

Culver: Woops! Cat's out of the bag! Look who showed up, guys!

Crist: Uh, hehe. Excuse me fellas, I gotta go see if I can get the deposit back from my caterer.

Posted by: BradHanson | December 3, 2008 9:59 AM | Report abuse

If you don't give us the money we'll be back...

Posted by: mallard1 | December 3, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Uh, look, Arnold I can't feel my fingers anymore.

Posted by: seemstome | December 3, 2008 9:33 AM | Report abuse

"Come with me if you want to live."

Posted by: geoffsm | December 3, 2008 9:11 AM | Report abuse

Over 45 Basketball -
BHO to Ahnold: "You and Chet will join Jones in the frontcourt. I'll be on the wing. Charlie gets the ballhandling duties.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 3, 2008 8:37 AM | Report abuse

Remember, Arnold, you promised to fly us all up to Humboldt County after the election was over...

Posted by: JEP7 | December 3, 2008 7:36 AM | Report abuse

Saxby Chambliss won the Georgia Senate race, blocking a democratic supermajority in the Senate. Did you see a banner headline in Wapo?

Posted by: ttj1 | December 3, 2008 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Obama tells Ahnuld, "Tell Maria I said thanks for all of her check donations to my campaign. BTW I also noticed all her checks were drawn on your joint account."

Obama tells Ahnuld "If you can get your California state budget balanced, I will have a bigger job waiting for you in Washington."

Ahnuld tells Obama "I'll be glad to send a complete set of my body-building videos. You look like you could really use them."

Posted by: claffiteau | December 3, 2008 6:28 AM | Report abuse

I did steroids, you did some coke.. and hey! Look at us now!

Posted by: vance1 | December 3, 2008 5:33 AM | Report abuse

"Uh, hi guys, I'm Chet! We're gonna be great pals. Hi. Hey, guys? Guys? Hey, how're you doing today? I'm Chet! Guys?!?"

Posted by: billmcg1 | December 3, 2008 4:14 AM | Report abuse

In the year is 2019. The finest men in America don't run for President. They run for their lives

Posted by: douglasquaid | December 3, 2008 2:33 AM | Report abuse

Arnold: Howdy stranger. I'm Hauser. If things haven't gone worng, I'm talking to myself and you don't have a wet towel around your head. Now whatever your name is, get ready for the big suprise. You are not you, you're "me".

Obama: Right... Look buddy, I don't know who you think I am but I don't wrap towels around my head.

Crist: Start the reactor!

Posted by: douglasquaid | December 3, 2008 2:28 AM | Report abuse

Barack Obama to Arnold: "Man! Is that your arm or your leg in that jacket? I guess I have some work to do."

Gov. Culver in a thought bubble: "I love you, man!"

Gov. Christe: "Hey guys, I've been working out too!"

Posted by: PeixeGato1 | December 3, 2008 1:45 AM | Report abuse

hear me now... believe me later, I'll be back.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | December 3, 2008 1:32 AM | Report abuse

The light from on high shone upon That One, and the governors of the enemy smiled upon him and begged him for alms, that their people might favor them.

Posted by: RachelQ | December 3, 2008 12:59 AM | Report abuse

Obama: i've been sent here to save your political life. come with me to washington as EPA chief if you wahnt to leeve.

Posted by: tgporo12 | December 3, 2008 12:52 AM | Report abuse

Hey Gov, can you get that stupid Pelin to shut up please? I can't get a word in edgewise!

Posted by: Opa2 | December 3, 2008 12:22 AM | Report abuse

"Aren't you the teacher from Kindergarten Cop?"

Posted by: bakerst1 | December 2, 2008 11:42 PM | Report abuse

Arnold, can I touch your biceps?

Posted by: cater2me | December 2, 2008 10:49 PM | Report abuse

Well, if it isn't my own personal A-Team: The Terminator, Mr. Incredible, and Dr. Indiana Jones. I have an assignment for you gentlemen.

Posted by: ehologram | December 2, 2008 10:34 PM | Report abuse

By the way, did Obama's advance team kidnap Arnie's advance team and pose this so that Obama's face was lit and Arnie's was not? If so, this could not be good for the Terminator's reputation.

Posted by: officermancuso | December 2, 2008 10:25 PM | Report abuse

It's not a tuuma ... it's a deficit.

Posted by: sambatkins | December 2, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

"Vut are de odds of dis?"

======================

OK, that's my contest entry, now something serious.

That's a great American photo.

Posted by: officermancuso | December 2, 2008 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Caption:

I'm going to Gov (clap) you up!

Posted by: rkinneypa | December 2, 2008 9:54 PM | Report abuse

And they said being a celebrity was a bad thing, eh Arnold?

Posted by: thecorinthian | December 2, 2008 9:39 PM | Report abuse

President Obama, I've been sent from the future to protect you from the T-1000.

Posted by: StedmanIII | December 2, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Obama: "My arms may be scrawny, but at least I don't whinny like a horse."

or

Obama: "Here, let me help you down from that pile of 'Kindergarten Cop' dvds you're standing on."

Posted by: cerys77 | December 2, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Cast members take a break during filming of "Ocean's 14".

Posted by: gwb1 | December 2, 2008 9:13 PM | Report abuse

Arnold, I know the press is here but is it really necessary to stand on a box?

Posted by: KingofPapers | December 2, 2008 9:11 PM | Report abuse

Arnold to BHO: Meester Pressideent, for Secretary of Defense: Carl Weathers. For Inteeerior: Sonny Landrum. Bill Duke for Labor Secretary. Trust me, Meester Pressideent.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | December 2, 2008 8:43 PM | Report abuse

The Governator: "I could crush your hand right here and right now you guhrly man!"

Obama: "I've got better muscles."

Crist: "I just snuck into a photo-op with TWO celebraties! Alriiiiiiiiight!"

Culver: "Did that fata$$ just kick me out of that photo-op?"

Posted by: HannahBanana | December 2, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Nice guns, gov. So, you can set me up with biceps like this?

Posted by: APOLReport | December 2, 2008 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Barack to Arnold and Chet:

"i know you guys want to be on my White House Basketball team. But i know you guys can't play basketball. i need Secret Service Men who are taller than me. You two will do."

Posted by: gmail | December 2, 2008 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Barack to Arnold and Chet:

"You know I'm having a basketball court put in the White House. You two can be my Centers. Arnold, i want you on my team too. it is all in the spirit of a team of Rivals"

Posted by: gmail | December 2, 2008 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, Michelle thinks my legs are too skinny, too. Do you have any workout tips?

Posted by: Lamia_B | December 2, 2008 7:49 PM | Report abuse

Obama: Step aside Governor, you're blocking my guiding light...

commera.blogspot.com

Posted by: speculative | December 2, 2008 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Mr. President-elect, you make us all stand a little taller.

Posted by: wendykssbceoorg | December 2, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Gov. Schwarzenegger sees the light

Posted by: hollodonius | December 2, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Charlie Crist (in thought bubble): "Must...get in...this...picture..."

Posted by: jps78 | December 2, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

"My man Arnie is either wearing some lifts or standing on a step because I saw him this weekend in G'town and he is decidedly NOT tall."

He's tall, but not much taller than Obama. Must be some optical illusion.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 2, 2008 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"What is Culver doing screwing up our photo-op"

Posted by: AndyR3 | December 2, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

I'll give you each $1000 if you can bench press Crist.

Posted by: rosenblj | December 2, 2008 7:11 PM | Report abuse

If Arnold won't fist bump you, I will!

Posted by: optimyst | December 2, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

And yes, I'll accept the prize for the first joke where Arnold isn't the punchline.

Posted by: DDAWD | December 2, 2008 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Barack to Arnold: "Is it just me or did it get really tan in here all of a sudden?"

Posted by: DDAWD | December 2, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

"Meesta Prehzeedent-Elect, such a fuhrst, your election.

"Neveh dit I tink ve'd see dis...

"...a GUHRLY MAN in de Vite Haus!"


AND IN OTHER NEWS...


CO-OPT CITY: MAKING SENSE OF HILLARY AS SECSTATE

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/obamas-co-opt-city-making-sense-hillary-secstate

Posted by: scrivener50 | December 2, 2008 6:43 PM | Report abuse

Arnold: I'll be Barack.

BB

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | December 2, 2008 6:38 PM | Report abuse

bsimon, that was Wilt.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | December 2, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

My man Arnie is either wearing some lifts or standing on a step because I saw him this weekend in G'town and he is decidedly NOT tall. Looks good though, and has a good looking son.

Posted by: neithernor | December 2, 2008 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Maria has your poster up in every room of the Governor's Mansion, even our bedroom. Mr. President-Elect, tell her to stop it.

Posted by: benjaminsp | December 2, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

No girly muscles for you!

Posted by: sierragirl | December 2, 2008 6:13 PM | Report abuse

So, Mr. Governor. I wouldn't try for that constitutional amendment anymore. 'Cause you know what they say -- Once you go black ...

Posted by: blackmahn | December 2, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Urged on by his colleagues, the Governator can't resist demonstrating that he can still bicep curl a good 150 pounds.

Posted by: leh2 | December 2, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

It's a pleasure to meet you, Governor Van Damme.

Posted by: mgm2rr | December 2, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

The Boys of Nsync

Charlie "Lover not a fighter" Crist- Lance Bass (the sweet one)

Chet " Someone pay attention to me" Culver -JC Chasez (the inconsequential one)

Arnold "The Body" Shwartznegger- Joey Fatone (the meathead)

Barack "Mr. Suave" Obama- Justin Timberlake (Mr. Popular)

Posted by: titilayo3 | December 2, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

I'm not a Schumer!

Posted by: bokonon13 | December 2, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

How would you like to replace Kareem in my remake of Conan the Destroyer?

Posted by: bsimon1 | December 2, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Arnold: "I voted for you, anyway."

Posted by: JoeBowen | December 2, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

DeVito dropped out of Twins 2. You in?

Posted by: thatrobguy | December 2, 2008 5:14 PM | Report abuse

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