Arnold Schwarzenegger To Bury California


Michael Fumento at Tech Central Station has a great article that pins Arnold to the ropes.

Arnold, how could you? You were the GOP’s great gubernatorial hope. Sure, you had no political experience, were “squishy” on social issues, and had married into America‘s foremost Democratic family. But you were going to terminate the state’s financial problems. How could you mandate a global warming program that will leave your people drowning in red ink long after you’ve said, “Hasta la vista, baby!”

Bypassing the legislature, Schwarzenegger last month signed an executive order mandating drastic cuts in so-called greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. “The debate is over,” Schwarzenegger wrote July 3 in a London newspaper. “We know the science.”

But the Governator is thinking with his biceps, and clearly taking cues from his ?ber-environmentalist Cabinet Secretary Terry Tamminen who seems to have taken to heart the title of the Schwarzenegger film, True Lies.

How in the hell does someone like Tamminen even get into his Cabinet? Why he appointed him of course:

When Schwarzenegger appointed him California EPA secretary in 2003, environmentalists rejoiced. He “may hold the most powerful environmental job in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.,” declared an interviewer. And that was before Schwarzenegger heaved him upstairs to Cabinet Secretary, where he presides over Cal/EPA and all the state agencies.

Tamminen is greener than the Jolly Green Giant. Until Arnold‘s appointment, he was executive director of Environment Now. He was or remains affiliated with a forest of environmentalist organizations including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Baykeepers, Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay, Malibu Foundation, the Waterkeeper Alliance, Energy Independence Now, and a coalition of about 50 green groups called Clean Farms Clean Water.

He’s also a member of the board of directors for the Wishtoyo Foundation, which he approvingly says is “making the environment a cultural and not a scientific issue.” Lovely.

Arnold has done some good for this state but this is just bad…bad bad bad. He is supposed to be pro-business but this will ruin our economy even further. WTF is he thinking?

(h/t Isn’t It Rich)

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