July 19, 2004

Arnold turns on the charm

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at July 19, 2004 2:47 PM

I used to say that I could at least respect Governor Schwarzenegger for his ability to work with Democrats in the legislature.

Guess that's out:

Governor tells voters Democrats have to go

Through lowbrow name-calling and more subtle hints at reshaping the California Legislature, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has shifted focus in the state budget fight toward actions that could profoundly change Sacramento both in November and in the long term.

Schwarzenegger concluded a three-day tour in Stockton on Sunday by continuing to bad-mouth Democratic lawmakers, asking hundreds of people packed into a mall's food court to act as "terminators'' against those who stand in the way of a budget compromise.

Now there's a brilliant political maneuver: calling the majority party in the legislature "girlie-men". Good luck getting your agenda passed now, Arnold.

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