Schwarzenegger's Duality

Schwarzenegger's Duality

It is a fine line that the governor from Calee-fornia walks as he seeks to win his re-election bid this November. Arnold supports civil unions, or domestic partnerships,
"I am proud California is a leader in recognizing and respecting domestic partnerships and the equal rights of domestic partners. I support current domestic partnership rights and will continue to vigorously defend and enforce these rights and as such will not support any rollback."
but doesn't support in gay marriage as demonstrated by his veto of AB 849.

As a supporter of gay rights it does appear that Arnold has a problem with a bill that would include the roles of gay Americans in classroom textbooks. According to the reports, the governor plans to veto this legislation as well, or at least that what the GOP governor's communications director Adam Mendelsohn said,
"The issue for the governor is he is not supportive of the Legislature micromanaging curriculum. California has an 18-member standards board that is a national model for looking at curriculum. The governor just believes it's not the Legislature's job to determine curriculum."

The communications director could have offered up a more consise answer, but is an election season now isn't it. We have so much to look forward to here is California.

And speaking of the election season...the first campaign commercial of the Schwarzenegger's reelection bid talked more about Phil Angelides than it did the governors record. Do you think that the governor is worried about losing to a very liberal Democrat this November? I will admit that I did see that the second commercial from Schwarzenegger's campaign was all about talking up his "accomplishments" as governor. To be honest, when I think of his accomplishments the first thing that comes to mind is the costly and unsuccessful special election.

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