Poll: Ahnuld Approval falling

Governator has taken a hit in his ratings according to a Field Poll

Breakdown(Sept. 04):

Approval: 55%(65)

Disapproval: 35(22)

State is on the:

Right Track:35(46)

Wrong Track: 53%(38)  

More after the break...

The "track" numbers have essentially flipped. Maybe this is because Ahnuld hasnt really tackled any of the budget problems, at least from what I've heard.

Also, today, Anhuld angered teachers, in addition to the nurses he's pissed off.

  Schwarzenegger made headlines in recent months by deriding political opponents as ''girlie men" and ridiculing a group of nurses at a women's conference. Now, an effort to paint the state's teachers as little more than a balky special-interest group has angered many critics, who have begun to question why constituencies dominated by women have been subjected to such tough talk.

'He behaves like an arrogant patriarch with respect to women's occupations," said Rose Ann De Moro, executive director of the California Nurses Association. ''Nurses, teachers, home-health workers -- it's vulgar how he's run roughshod over them. He's arrogant, and he's a bully."

    Women vote more than men. I'm not from CA, but I think we should really challenge him. I'm not saying pour millions into the state, but he isnt that popular, was elected in a very strange election in which he didnt face a primary opponent. I've heard AG Bill Lockyer and Treasurer Phil Angelides are running, but I dont know how compelling they are as candidates or anyone else who is running or may run. But I hope Dr. Dean and others throw some money and support to his opponent.

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Is this a wake up call perhaps?
I hope The Arnold continues his merry teacher bashing, nurse bashing way and doesn't look back. This is fantastic news and about time. There may be 59 million Americans who really are that dumb, but fortunately, most of them live in some other state. Now if we could just figure out a way to get more media coverage of Governor Money Bags'fund raising hypocrisy and his connections to real special interests . . .
by Gary Boatwright 2005-02-23 10:52AM | 0 recs
Nurses Are 'Terrorist Threat' For Gropenator
The LA Times has the lowdown on terrorist nurses stalking the poor, helpless girlie man.  The story begins:
Nurse Is Asked How She Got Into Screening
Confrontation involving a film showing in the capital is latest flare-up between governor and nurses association over workforce issues.

By Robert Salladay
Times Staff Writer

February 23, 2005

SACRAMENTO ? Kelly Di Giacomo said she received a call Tuesday from one of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's bodyguards, asking how she got into the "Be Cool" film screening attended here last week by the governor.

Di Giacomo, a nurse at a Kaiser hospital near Sacramento who had been detained at the theater for questioning, asked why she would be considered a threat to Schwarzenegger. The bodyguard replied: "Well, you were wearing a nurse's uniform," Di Giacomo said.

"Oh, sure, the international terrorist uniform," Di Giacomo scoffed.

The confrontation is the latest flare-up between members of the California Nurses Assn. and the Schwarzenegger administration over workforce issues. The nurses group is among the governor's most vocal critics, willing to disrupt his events with loud protests.

At the Feb. 15 screening in Sacramento, they stood in the rain outside the historic Crest Theatre near the Capitol, waving signs and booing. Celebrities including Vince Vaughn and the Rock came to the showing, which was organized to promote movies made in California.

Di Giacomo said she got a ticket to the event through a friend and went to the Crest to protest outside and then watch the movie inside.

The dude's scared. He's already on the run.

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

by Paul Rosenberg 2005-02-23 04:16PM | 0 recs
Re: Is this a wake up call perhaps?
Wake up call for whom?

The entrenched Democrat power bases never thought Arnold would stay invincible. He had the perfect opportunity to ride in on the white horse but he sided with only the Republican big money and that hasn't solved the budget shortfall.

Come June when the budget chaos heats up and all those short term bills come due...Arnold will find himself in a pickle. As long as the Dems don't nominate Bustamante again...they should win in '06

by risenmessiah 2005-02-26 12:09PM | 0 recs
I know who to run!!!
Let's go get Jerry Brown! He's the only liberal I've ever heard of who won Orange County in a statewide race. Californians love Jerry. He'll clean Scwharzennwhatever's clock.
by craverguy 2005-02-23 11:22AM | 0 recs
"California Uber Alles"
[The Dead Kennedys, of course!]

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president

Carter power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school

California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay

California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California

Now it is 1984
Knock knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool neice

Come quitely to the camp
You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don't you worry, it's only a shower
For your clothes here's a pretty flower

Die on organic poison gas
Serpent's egg's already hatched
You will crack, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown

California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California

by Paul Rosenberg 2005-02-23 03:48PM | 0 recs
Re: "California Uber Alles"
Amusing. So what?
by craverguy 2005-02-23 04:22PM | 0 recs
Re: "California Uber Alles"
Jello Biafra's an artist. He picks up on things you should pay attention to. It might have been subtle when Jello first wrote those words, but Jerry Brown has richly illustrated his illiberal side since then, and you should be aware of that.

For example, his long philosophical disquisition on the profound insights of the Unabomber.  I'm serious, dude. I heard it live on Brown's radio show before he decided to run for mayor of Oakland.

by Paul Rosenberg 2005-02-23 04:30PM | 0 recs
Re: I know who to run!!!
Jerry Brown is running for Attorney General.  I wonder if elected he can do as well on the West Coast as Eliot Spitzer did in NY.  

Here is his site which also has a blog

http://www.jerrybrown.org/

by EMKennedyLucio 2005-02-26 09:17AM | 0 recs
Re: I know who to run!!!
I'm sure you meant, "If he can do as badly as Spitzer did on the East Coast."
by meme 2005-02-26 11:15AM | 0 recs
Re: I know who to run!!!
Finally, a perfect spelling of his last name.  This is one I will remember, and use with your permission, in the future.  It also corretly sums up his importance.
by bruindave 2005-02-26 01:51PM | 0 recs
Re: I know who to run!!!
Sorry,  I meant "correctly."
by bruindave 2005-02-26 01:51PM | 0 recs
Anglides
I don't know that much about CA politics, and how well Angelides would do as a candidate, but I think he would make a great governor. I have long respected his innovative work as Treasurer on double-bottom line investment initiatives, Green Wave environmental investment initiatives, and his Power of the Purse corporate reform initiatives, including using the tremendous size of CA's public employee pension funds to leverage their ownership of the market for the public good. He strikes me as a man of real integrity and akin to Spitzer in his efforts to clean up financial markets with innovative, effective tactics. Having Angelides in CA and Spitzer in NY would be awesome. It might even help restore my faith in capitalism!
by scottmaui 2005-02-26 03:29PM | 0 recs
They need to find the right canidate
Phil Angelides may be it, although he's not really well known (although there aren't any better canidates).
by Geotpf 2005-02-26 11:54PM | 0 recs

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