In March 2009, the Minnesota House of Representatives characterized the Alford plea as: "a form of a guilty plea in which the defendant asserts innocence but acknowledges on the record that the prosecutor could present enough evidence to prove guilt."  The Minnesota Judicial Branch similarly states: "Alford Plea: A plea of guilty that may be accepted by a court even where the defendant does not admit guilt. In an Alford plea, defendant has to admit that he has reviewed the state's evidence, a reasonable jury could find him guilty, and he wants to take advantage of a plea offer that has been made. Court has discretion as to whether to accept this type of plea." 
Like so many of his liberal friends, Schwarzenegger is a member and believer in the Church of Global Warming and Climate Change, though to my knowledge the man has no special training or education in scientific matters. But then, neither do most other members of the same sect, all of whom believe that somehow, we don’t have the power to stop spending ourselves into oblivion and effectively guard our southwestern border, but we have the know-how and technological capability to control the weather or, at least, influence it greatly.