As we learned during the run-up to the recall, there are NO requirements to be governor of California, other than being able to plonk $3500 on the barrel. And sure enough, Arnold has NO experience. It does not bother me that Arnold is an actor. I could really care less. But I would like to know why so many people think he’ll be a good governor just because they liked his movies.
More importantly, does Arnold actually believe that the duties of the office are so easy, so trivial, that he can carry them out better than politicians with a lifetime of experience? Arnold: Why should I believe that you can do anything related to running a state, let alone do it better than the incumbent, or other contenders? Most analysts agree that anyone in that office would have had the same budget problems Davis has had. I don’t get it.