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NEW YORK — Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, whose "We're Not Gonna Take It" has become the anthem for Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign, says the actor-turned-politician actually inspired that hit 1984 record.

The heavy-metal star only met the would-be California governor for the first time on Sunday, when they appeared together at a rally. But Snider's been a fan for decades.

Twisted Sister's 1984 best-selling album, "Stay Hungry," was inspired by a Schwarzenegger book Snider read in the early 1980s. Schwarzenegger also starred in a 1976 movie with the same title.

Snider was unfazed by the recent sexual misconduct charges swirling around Schwarzenegger.

"The fact is, men are dogs," he said. "If we took all the dogs out of jobs of importance, we'd have a lot of empty offices."

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