Sacramento Bee Columnist Daniel Weintraub comments on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s legislative loss Friday evening.
What Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted before he became Gov. Schwarzenegger was a government that lives within its means, one that spends no more than it takes in and doesn’t face massive deficits. He could have won a measure guaranteeing all that Friday night. He still might, if he takes a step back, takes a deep breath, remembers who he is and gets back to work.
It’s amazing (and distressing) to watch this California politics stuff play out. The California Legislature is essentially useless — so polarized that 2/3rd’s can’t agree on anything. Sure seems like it’s time once again for major constitutional reform — it’ll be very interesting to see what the Gov. proposes.