Fox Guest Blames Shriver For Arnold Schwarzenegger Love Child

Fox News guest Dr. Keith Ablow argued that Maria Shriver should stay with Arnold Schwarzenegger despite his affair with the housekeeper that led to a love child.


Schwarzenegger's Quandry

Arnold Schwarzenegger, former body-builder and Austrian Movie-star extraordinaire, is winding down his stint as Governator of the great state of California.. and not much to show for fiscally.  Schwarzenegger has had many problems when it comes to not personally, just for the state of California as a whole.  No big deal right?

The Gov. is now doing what LA Times has coined "holding the budget ransom" because certain demands of his have yet to be made in order to sign off on the new budget for the state.

With fewer than 140 days left in office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is making a final stand for goals that have eluded him for nearly seven years, clinging to an overdue state budget for a last bit of leverage before he fades from relevancy.

Already, the state's budget is 54 days overdue. But Schwarzenegger has said he won't sign a spending plan until the Legislature retrofits the broken fiscal system that has bedeviled California — and him — for years.

He is demanding cutbacks in public pensions, a new constraint on spending and an overhaul of the way the state collects taxes. If those conditions go unmet, Schwarzenegger has said, he will leave the budget in his successor's lap.

LA Times

I don't think Schwarzenegger has to worry about damaging his fiscal history, he's done plenty of that the past 7 years.  

His proposed wishes for the budget are his last ditch effort to "save the state."  California itself has suffered under the Arnold Administration.  Its a bit late to be trying to reconcile and make things right to save the state don't you think Arnie?  I mean, 140 days left in office and the budget is still 54 days overdue?  Good luck saving it in 140 days.  This isn't a terminator apocalypse, you can't use weapons and raw beef power to overcome the harrowing obstacles that your state faces.  




Weekly Immigration Wire: Child of Immigrants Nominated to Supreme Court


by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger

On Tuesday, President Obama announced Sonia Sotomayor as his pick to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Sotomayor could be the first Latina appointed to the Supreme Court. Predictably, attacks and slurs from the Right are already flying. Regardless, Sotomayor would be an excellent choice for the Supreme Court, signaling to Latino/as that the White House is aware of our need for more representation in government.

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No More Schwarzenegger to Kick Around Anymore

Not too much of a surprise, but newsworthy nevertheless:

Kill the Arnold Schwarzenegger-for-U.S. Senate rumors - for now.

The Republican governor said Wednesday in his clearest language yet that he is not running for Senate, Congress or dogcatcher.

Schwarzenegger, appearing at a Cal Expo news conference with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, explained that he has more freedom to make policy decisions (including tax increases, a break from past campaign promises) precisely because he doesn't have to run for another office.

He said he may be more at ease on issues than lawmakers who face re-election.

"The point was that I am not running for anything, so no one could threaten me, because I'm not running for Senate, I'm not running for Congress, I'm not running for another term as governor," Schwarzenegger said.

The polling on a potential showdown between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who is up for reelection in 2010, has gone from bad to worse for the Republican, with Schwarzenegger's 9-point deficit in R2K polling back in January growing to a 24-point deficit in Field polling released earlier this month. As such, it's understandable that Schwarzenegger is trying to cut short the speculation about a potential 2010 run -- particularly when also considering that it's no sure thing that California's other Democratic Senator, Dianne Feinstein, is up for reelection in 2012. Nevertheless, this has to be at least somewhat disappointing for Republicans hoping to see Boxer given a tough time in 2010, which doesn't appear likely to happen without Schwarzenegger in the race (even if he, too, trails Boxer badly).

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Arnold's May Special Election: Just Say No!

I've been on record supporting a special election to get the budget reform California desperately needs - such as scrapping the "two-thirds rule" in the legislature, or helping local governments raise revenue.  But now that a statewide election is set for May 19th, no such measures will be on the ballot.  Instead, the six propositions we will get to vote on are Schwarzenegger gimmicks that would cripple the state's ability to function, throw us further into debt, and roll back a small handful of fiscal victories.  A campaign must start now to urge a "no on everything" vote, repeating the success that progressives had in 2005 by defeating Arnold's special election.  The Governor, however, is a lot savvier this time.  Prop 1B (which deals with school funding) is a naked ploy to keep teachers from opposing Prop 1A (an awful spending cap), and there's a dangerous possibility that organized labor will sit out this whole election.  Democrats are not unified in their opposition, as State Senate President Darrell Steinberg even gave Schwarzenegger cover last week at a press conference when he promoted the "budget reform" package.  Only by exposing this election as another Arnold scam can the state come out winning, helping to map a sane fiscal future for California.

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