I’ve tried not to rant too much about the whole election boondoggle, confident that other bloggers have done it to death better than I could hope to. But it’s the night before, and I’m feeling genuinely frightened. Also genuinely bummed that I can’t vote for Arianna. Feel the need to say to anyone out there who is still undecided (fat chance) that this is not a game, not a joke. This is the world’s sixth-largest economy (not that I feel states should necessarily be run like businesses). This is your life, fo’ shizzle.
Arnold may be half-liberal, but that doesn’t make him human. In fact, after browsing welovearnold.com for a while, I think I’d rather see a plain vanilla Republican in office than this train wreck of a man.
[discussing a scene in T3, in which he pushes the female cyborg’s face into a toilet bowl] “I saw this toilet bowl. How many times do you get away with this — to take a woman, grab her upside down, and bury her face in a toilet bowl? I wanted to have something floating there … The thing is, you can do it, because in the end, I didn’t do it to a woman — she’s a machine! We could get away with it without being crucified by who-knows-what group.”
There are so many frightening quotes on the site, it was a challenge to select just one. He’s named the press buses that accompany his campaign Predator 1, Predator 2, Predator 3. A fourth campaign bus is called “True Lies.” Sense of humor, or seriously messed up? I hope it’s the former, because I think politics could use a serious injection of humor, and a lot of humorless people could use a good goosing. But Arnold’s flavor of “humor” scares the hell out of me.
If its a celebrity you want, Gary Coleman is still in the running. Unfortunately, everyone thinks of Coleman like a little freak, assuming that his presence in the race is just part of the circus. But read an interview with Coleman and tell me who has a better political head — Gary or Arnold? No contest.
As for the recall itself, if this one works, get ready for this process to become the norm. Give Arnold three months, and wait for some rich liberal to start the process all over again, but in the opposite direction. California will be in a state of perpetual recall. Every time approval ratings dip we’ll turn the state upside down. This is a dangerous precedent. You don’t have to like Davis to oppose the recall. Just have the huevos to live with your decisions. We’re living with our decision to keep Davis right now. By the end of tomorrow you may be living with your decision to turn our state into celebrity special ed.
Meanwhile, don’t let the swiss cheese security of the new electronic voting machines stop you.