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The California Demos

Daniel Weintraub has a telling short interview with California Sen. Sheila Kuehl, the Santa Monica Democrat who hopes to replace John Burton next year as leader of the state Senate. She is a partisan leftist, but, Weintraub says, is level headed and courteous and intelligent. The interview is only a few paragraphs long but it is worth a read because the woman is very angry and gives away how they think they’re going to treat Arnold by saying this: "This guy has no idea how to run a state. One of two things will happen. He’ll have his own ideas and no way to carry them out. I mean he has already proposed three things that the governor cannot do. He wants to roll back the car tax on his own by fiat, which he can t do. He wants to tax the Indians, which he can’t do. He doesn’t know anything about running the state. So either he will propose a lot of stuff he can’t do and we’ll have to govern, or he’ll be pretty well manipulated by people who have an agenda, very much the way I think the president of the United States has been handled by people who are really telling him how to do these things. In which case we may have to counteract things that are worse than things he proposed on his own. His handlers will probably be more conservative than he is, or in the Republican Party line. Convince him he’ll bring businesses back to the state by cutting more benefits to workers, by unraveling anti-discrimination statutes which they call job killers." Please note the hatred, the snarling contempt, the utter under-estimation of a political opponent who just beat the pants off you; the sheer ignorance. If they stay in this mode, I’m going to become an optimist! This is wonderful.

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"His handlers will probably be more conservative than he is, or in the Republican Party line."

"Handlers?" Does she mean Uncle Teddy and Warren Buffet?

Of course she is right about "taxing the Indians". According to the Constitution of the United States of America, only the POTUS can negotiate treaties with the sovereign Indian Nations, which then must be ratified by the Senate. Tom McClintock knew that. Of course, he, unlike "Conan" has read and studied the Constitution, including the part about the "right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". The "Terminator is really as "clueless" as Kuehl.

This is perfect. Liberal condescension at its best.

Paraphrasing Arnie at his press conference this PM: "I always feel better when I am doing things for other people, but I have been limited by the amount of my personal net worth. Now, as Governor, I will be able to spend other people’s money in order to even help more people. This is going make me feel even better! I learned this from listening to my Father-in-law."

Arnie also confessed that Nelson Mandela has always been his hero. If Arnie does for California what Mandela did for the South Africa’s economy, by the end of his term in 2006 the "Golden State" should be eligible for an IMF "Structural Adjustment Loan".

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