Friday, September 29, 2006
Bush's buddy Arnold and outsourcing government functions to corporate donorsSchwarzenegger has been making a big media splash with elaborate signing ceremonies for bills supported by Democrats in the legislature that he signed to look like a "moderate" Republican in an election year. The one referenced below featured Tony Blair and other celebrities on a big screen to celebrate Schwarzenegger signing an environmental-friendly bill to limit global-warming emissions. The bill sets targets, but leaves "minor" things like actual standards to later action by legislators and regulators.
But it lets Schwarzenegger pose as a "moderate". In Questions on governor's big show: Amid criticism of two splashy signings for one bill, corporate funds pay some of the cost by Kevin Yamamura and Clea Benson Sacramento Bee 09/29/06, we read:
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is using both corporate and campaign funds to defray the expense of his elaborate bill-signing ceremonies, a gubernatorial spokeswoman said Thursday.Tags: schwarzenegger
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