The Governator has slashed the budget of the Lieutenant Governor by two thirds in the latest California budget and Garamendi won his seat in the U.S. Congress.
Now the debate is about Schwarzeneggar’s appointment to the “important” vacant seat and its subsequent approval by the Democratic controlled Senate and Assembly houses.
Truthfully, I don’t think he is in any hurry to fill the worthless position.
If he fills it with an able bodied Republican, that candidate needs to get approved, then upon possible reelection in two years, the candidate will absolutely lose because in California those of the general populace that do vote - predominately vote blindly upon party lines only, not educating themselves whether their parties candidate is worthy or not, and California is a lopsided Democrat heavy state. Not to mention, he loses that powerful Republican politician from the statehouse where he will most likely draw from.
If he fills the position with a Democrat, that candidate will win legislative approval, and the position just becomes a springboard for a possible Democrat opponent in the next governor election. And Arnold ticks off his own party even further.
its a no win situation for him. I say he proposes a constitutional amendment, with great vigor, getting rid of the Lieutenant Governor office all together, using the system from the great state of West Virginia, thanks poster, thereby regaining the trust of the people of California as well as his own party, and ticking off the Democrats who have misused this office for years.
I do want to point out that I am NOT a Democrat, nor am I am Republican.!!! I adamantly stand against BOTH parties equally, and distrust the majority of the politicians. I have worked in the political field many, many years and with much personal experience, I do have an educated point of view. I have come to trust many individual politicians of both parties for their virtues, work ethics, and principles, and have seen many great, intelligent, hard working leaders get voted out because of the political party that is attached to their name, or even worse, they have their district lines redefined by a rival to have the people of an opposing party vote them out. This happens to qualified Dems in Orange County and Republicans in San Francisco. This is a shame. Greed and corruption is a brutal game. I can be bitter, but I am a hopeful patriot. And I know the majority of the people in the United States share in my distrust, but it angers me that they only know the half of it.
I encourage any debate.