Matt Welch lays out just exactly why I will never, EVER again in my life get worked up over a political election. Besides, it’s a lot more fun sitting on the sidelines. Ever go to a party, not feel like drinking, and watch everyone else drink — and then dance? While you’re stone-cold sober? Yep, that’s what the political scene is like, for me.
I admit it. I was stupid. I just thought that firing the Governor of the most populous state in the US was so way cool. It ought to be way easier to fire holders of political office, and it ought to be something that happens at least every week or so, at all levels.
Anyway, I would have preferred the very fiscally conservative Tom McClintock to kick Gray Davis’ ass right out of Sacramento. Tom has some integrity. As a California Senator, he has never voted against his stated principles — which are conservative — and that says something, for a politician.
But I really thought Arnold had the horsepower and will to really shake things up, regardless of the political cost. Perhaps there’s a lot more to that connection to the commie Kennedys.
What probably happened, though, is that he got sucked in, just like they all do. Does anyone think that the decrepit California Republican Party organization gave one hoot about California and whether Schwarzenegger could turn it around? Don’t be naïve. The Party elite saw him as their ticket back to political power and prestige in California (dream on). Think their support and continued support didn’t and doesn’t come with any strings?
All politicians are whores.