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In the days that followed, the pelter—who is very Caucasian—heard from friends that the Young Republicans on campus were telling people that "some Mexican kid" had thrown the egg. "There are some basic racist undertones to a lot of Republican arguments, like Proposition 187, but that was pretty blatant."
In the end, the pelter wanted "to take the media spotlight away from Schwarzenegger. To do something he couldn't control. That rally was a totally controlled environment. I felt like I was in Nazi Germany. They packed the audience with people holding their campaign signs. The news cameras went where they wanted them to go. It was such a fake democracy. Maybe egging was immature, and I don't know if I would do it again, but at that point, I was like, 'Fuck it.'"
As for what the future holds—you know, besides the band and all—"I'd like to be a professor. I'd like to teach. Or work at a museum or library," he says. "And maybe still do some egging on the side."