Terminate Him Already!
How Californians could have elected Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor in the first place is a mystery to me, but that they appear poised to re-elect him in November is downright ridiculous. I don’t care how uninspiring Phil Angeledes is, he’s not a Republican, he’s not going to steal money from public education, demean teachers and nurses or grope women, and most importantly, he’s not a has been action star with marginally more brain power than our current President. In my mind, that should be enough to swear in Governor Angeledes.
Having been born and raised in California, I understand that the voting patterns of Californians can be strange. It’s a blue state that seems to like Republican Governors, go figure. To Schwarzenegger’s credit, he’s not a nutjob like, say, Rick Santorum and he probably couldn’t get elected as a Republican in much of the country, but that shouldn’t be enough to win him a second term. The tide is turning and conservatism as practiced by today’s GOP has been discredited, yet California, usually ahead of the country as far as trends go, seem content with the status quo. The Republican Party is played out. Even Republican Lite like Schwarzenegger should be given the boot, sometimes they’re more dangerous anyway with their faux rationalism.
Governor Schwarzenegger may not be actively (publicly at least) trying to stop progress toward clean energy, universal healthcare, a strong public education system and equal rights, but remember that he is a staunch supporter of President Bush who’s policies in every single one of these areas has done significant damage, even in California. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a Governor actively working toward solving these critical problems rather than a Governor that merely pretends to be? I love Californians, but I just have to ask, what the hell are you thinking? Do us all a favor and toss his slimy, botoxed, groping ass out of the Governor’s Mansion and back to his own.