It's the Goverator! Exit Polls Say Arnie's The One!

Well, since he defeated McClintock, my guess is that it should be eleven months before McClintock spends another seven million to get the signatures for a recall…

Was there ever any doubt that the recall was about being a sore loser? It was manufactured by a multi-millionaire who was angry that Davis beat him. Give me seven million dollars and I’ll get a million signatures for a recall petition, too.

Only in America…

Oh, man, it’s so true!

Nobody else in the entire wolrd could be so stupid! Except - off the top of my head - the Italians, who are a little too swarthy to count as 100% full fledged people, and the Filipinos, who I’m pretty sure still live in trees.

Italians vote porn star into parliament:
http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/cicciolina/

Filipinos elect action movie star Jose Estrada to be their president:

So after a brief moment of doubt, I still think you’re totally right. Only in America, my friend. Boy you said a mouthful there.

EDIT: Ach, never mind.

Who said anything about being stupid ? My comment was vaguely amused, that’s all. I don’t live in California, what ability would I have to judge this election ? But I’m french, so I must be critical, right ?

Yeah, I also pretty much figured that because you were French, you were critical. Well, and also because you posted that critical comment. But that’s probably just because I’m American.

Hasta la vista, California 8)

I’m not following how it’s being a “sore loser” to recall Schwartznegger, but not to recall Davis.

I think the lesson for Democrats is “assholes can’t survive a perfect political storm.” Maybe someone who’s not an asshole could survive the dotcom meltdown, recession, and energy crisis.

Probably because I didn’t say that. :)

I guess so ! What’s critical about my comment ?

I’ll have to look inside my “politically correct” handbook next time I’ll post anything here.

BTW, this reply was in no way critical ©

It’s just typical political sophistry. The Democrat’s outcry was that the whole concept of a recall is bad for politics. This makes it clear that they only think that a recall is wrong when they are the ones holding office.

Perhaps if they hadn’t spent that 17million trying to save Davis…

And all that “recalls hurt everyone” rhetoric will sound pretty hypocritical if they start up their own recall.

I am pretty sure most of them believe their own rhetoric about Arnold’s empty headedness…They’ll probably just wait around for Arnold to start groping Nazi women or whatever the hell it is they think he’s about.

Worked out great last time an “idiot” won…

[quote=“TrodKnee”]

It’s just typical political sophistry. The Democrat’s outcry was that the whole concept of a recall is bad for politics. This makes it clear that they only think that a recall is wrong when they are the ones holding office.[/quote]

Do you think Democrats would start using recalls if this one had failed?

Absolutely, if they thought they had any chance of winning. What on earth makes you think the wouldn’t? It even sounds like “recount”.

[quote=“TrodKnee”]

It’s just typical political sophistry. The Democrat’s outcry was that the whole concept of a recall is bad for politics. This makes it clear that they only think that a recall is wrong when they are the ones holding office.[/quote]

Its funny how you condem “The Democrats” for starting a recall when they haven’t actually started a recall yet.

Absolutely, if they thought they had any chance of winning. What on earth makes you think the wouldn’t? It even sounds like “recount”.[/quote]

Then why hadn’t they ever tried before, LK? It’s like the “redistricting whenever you get control of the legislature” thing being tried in CO & TX; it’s violating a political norm. Once its already been done, though, you’re just consigning yourself to lose elections if you refrain.

The real thing is can Arnold fix California’s debt? What’s he going to do? no new taxes? stop mexicans from getting drivers licenses? new business incentive? trickle down economics? haha good luck! I think Davis GAVE Arnold the governorship. Davis was rightfully criticized for a ‘bad’ job I suppose… but is AHNOLD the cure??? oh just another indication of the FALL OF AMERICA!

etc

DennyA said (earlier in this thread) that they had, which could be the point he was responding to. I’ve since heard that the party leader has said they would wait at least one hundred days before starting a new recall initiative.

They have tried before, according to a brief Google search. Recall initiatives were started against former Republican party Governors Pete Wilson, George Deukmejian, and Ronald Reagan while they were in office. No previous effort has succeeded in getting enough signatures to bring the matter to a vote.

–milo

I’ll be damned, you’re right.

http://www.sacbee.com/content/politics/recall/story/7010413p-7771308c.html

A Democratic recall of Schwarzenegger would just be imbecilic.

Look, I’m appalled as any left-winger that Schwarzenegger got into office, but at LEAST give the inflated shitheel a chance to either redeem or condemn himself. A series of recalls will do FAR more damage to CA’s well-being than a lameduck governor. Rather, reform or remove the recall process, since it’s obviously flawed. Picking quality Republican candidates is an not an issue the Dems can address.

Davis was blamed for a number of factors he really had little influence over, but he handled the energy crisis so gracelessly that removing him wasn’t entirely without merit. I say give Ah-nuld a chance to prove the recall was a worthwhile process, or to likewise prove it was nothing more than a very partisan joke.

Sometimes, change is good. CA’s problems seem largely independent of the governor’s office these days, and I think CA’s constituency will find Arnie as ineffectual as Davis. If not, well, good for that beleaguered state.