Thursday, October 09, 2003

Total Recall

I won’t apologize for the title of this article. I’m sure it’s been used to death, although I have yet to see it in print. Not that I have been looking. If you’re lost already, that was the title of one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s science fiction action films.

Congratulations to the people of California for taking back their state! A record turnout for voting, and all because this was the first election in a long time where the people actually felt they had a say in their government. My prediction came true!

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been thinking about the political arena for a while now. At least that was the rumor when I was living in the state about a year ago. With the recall, the opportunity arrived, and Arnold did not have to jump through the usual political butt-kissing process of party politics to get on the ballet.

This was a great election! It reminded me of the Boston Tea Party. The people where tired of being taxed, and screwed over by terrible decisions. SUV tax, driver’s licenses for criminals? A village idiot could have seen this coming a mile away.

When I was living in Alaska the governor made a comment that even though the majority of the state voted to approve a concealed carry gun law, he was opposed to it. Let’s just say that in the election, which came shortly after, this contributed to him being placed back on the bench.

The only bad thing about Arnold becoming governor is we have to learn to spell Schwarzenegger.

It’s weird how movies can sometime predict the future. We were watching “Demolition Man” the other night, starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock. The movie takes place in the future and it is brought up that Sandra got some of her information from the Schwarzenegger Presidential Library. It’s a great movie if you have not had the pleasure of seeing it. Of course, it’s not a chick flick. It’s full of violence and testosterone which is typical of a Schwarzenegger science fiction action film.

Arnold will do a great job for the state of California. He has to. The spotlight will be on him 24/7, and he’ll have to produce results. This will benefit the state by getting it back on the right path, keeping business, and uplifting the spirit of the people in a time when its really needed.

Welcome to politics Arnold. Truly, a governor elected by the people. An awesome pressure to be under, but if anyone has the strength to pull it off, it’s Conan the Barbarian…er…Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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