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Democrats, however, sent to the ballot only a repeal of term limits and told Arnold what he could do with his reapportionment. Meekly, Schwarzenegger endorsed the idea.
Voters were not as agreeable and rejected the obvious power grab. Arnold has been in political free fall ever since.
Schwarzenegger is an obvious improvement on Gray Davis. But the recall that put him in office was not intended merely to replace a failed politician with a better one. It was a desperate attempt at lasting reform, which is only possible through a partisan political process in which consequential issues get debated, one side wins and one loses.
Still, Republicans cling to their own audacity of hope: The one-time Mr. Universe will understand that while he has sought to rise above the fray and appeal to a sense of statesmanship, this won’t work in Sacramento, a town with nothing but contempt for honest brokers.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?