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[Powderworks] re: PG joins labor & OT: Governor Arnold (long)

ninas ninajill73 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 11 07:35:34 MDT 2004

this person from Freehold doesn't adore him - but yes he is a fan favorite
in 'my home town'!

> From: "Beth Curran" <bcurran at columbus.rr.com>
> Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 09:15:57 -0400
> To: <tfrommer at mindspring.com>, <powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu>
> Subject: RE: [Powderworks] re: PG joins labor & OT: Governor Arnold (long)
> What about The Boss?  It's never occurred to me before, but I bet he'd
> make a kick-ass politician.  His people there in Freehold simply adore
> him.
> And now a couple of side notes:  Is anyone else still giggling in
> delighted horror over the SMH's being able to use the phrase
> "suck-hole?"  And can somebody please steal and burn that brown suit
> that Future MP Garrett appeared to be wearing in that most recent photo?
> Ewwww! - Beth
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> Subject: [Powderworks] re: PG joins labor & OT: Governor Arnold (long)
> Diana, Miron, Phil --
> Many thanks for the replies, info and links. I find this all fascinating
> on several different levels. I cannot think of an American rocker who
> would not be laughed into the ocean if s/he pursued politics as a means
> to further his/her convictions. Those that do speak out have much, much
> smaller national profiles, i.e. none of them performed at the Salt Lake
> City Olympics. I'm still personally muddled on how I feel about PG's
> latest decision(s) though that's really of no consequence.
> Re: Governor Terminator.
> Yes Miron I am in California. Ahhh-nold's become something of populist
> hero to the surprise of many journalists, politicians and us normal
> folks. He basically won't take 'no' for an answer on things he truly
> believes in. Whether all of these issues are good for the state is
> another question entirely, but he has forced/forged some bi-partisan
> cooperation in the state houses of government that hasn't been seen in a
> long, long time. He's either on the longest political 'honeymoon' in
> recent memory or he genuinely has a gift for this. He asked the voters
> to approve an enormous bond measure to help the state with its fiscal
> crisis and it passed. A Democratic legislator summed up the proposal as
> a terrible solution, except for all of the other ones offered. Soon
> after, the state's bond rating was improved by the major financial
> institutions. However, that still leaves us ranked either 49 or 50 out
> of the 50 states in terms of creditworthiness.
> He's far to the left of many of his Republican brethren on social issues
> (he's pro a woman's right to choose and pro same-sex partnerships) but
> likely won't do a thing about either. In fact, when the barrage of gay
> marriage licenses were being issued here in San Francisco where I live,
> he instructed the state attorney general to halt the practice. He seems
> to genuinely care about improving the lot of the state's children and,
> more to Republican party roots, wants to help the state's small
> businesses that are suffering, particularly because of rising worker's
> compensation insurance costs (general insurance companies -- they're the
> worst generals of all you know).
> To put it mildly, California is a strange place. I've been here 8+
> years, originally from NYC. In no way does Arnie's governorship indicate
> that the Republicans have made any inroads here politically. As a whole,
> the state has a solid democratic majority -- every other major
> state-wide office is held by a Democrat, our two Senators in Washington
> and 33 of the 53 representatives in the US House are all Democrats --
> and the state will most certainly vote for Kerry in November. Term
> limits will force Arnie out of office after two terms if he doesn't
> leave earlier or be voted out earlier. By then, the US Constitution may
> be amended so non-US born citizens can become president. Should that day
> come, I'm moving to Oz.
> --Tim
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