I don’t think I’ve been this angry with a Republican Governor since Pete Wilson came out against Prop. 174 (the school voucher initiative) back in 1993.
Like Adam, I am one of those conservative Republicans who supported Arnold in the recall. I have defended him to my conservative friends since then. I believe he waged a valiant fight against the power of the public employee unions during the special election. That took moxie, and I had built up a huge reservior of respect for him as a result.
The Governor’s actions in the immediate aftermath of his special election defeat began the process of draining that reservior, and the appointment of Susan Kennedy as his chief of staff open the flood gates. There’s nothing left.
It’s as if George Washington, in the darkest days of the American Revolution, went before the Continental Army and and said, "Boys, I’d like you to meet my new second-in-command, Lord Cornwallis."
Why should any Republican activist follow the Governor back into political battle following this slap in the face? Why should they care whether or not he is re-elected? For all the deliberation… Read More