Keep Your Salary Arnold, We Want Our $300 Million Dollars Back
When you became governor of California, we had a projected two year budget deficit of $38 billion dollars. Two days after you were sworn in, you pledged to work for free, rebuking your $175,000 a-year Governor's salary. At the time, you stated:
"I'm not going to take a salary. I'm going to start straight right away there and make that cut... and leave it in the general fund, because I want to make the first positive move forward on that."
Well, Mr. Governor, feel free to take your $175,000 salary. But in return, we the citizens of Cahleefohrneeeah want the $300 million dollars you cost the State in calling this frivolous Special Election.
You have a lot of nerve in stating tonight:
"No matter what the results are ... tomorrow the victories and the losses will be behind us....No matter what ... we're going to continue to fight for California."
Let me ask you Mr. Governor, 'what victories are you referring to?' You had no victories tonight. You cannot get away with saying, in essence, "I'll be back." Sorry Mr. Governor, your days leading this great State are, for all intents and purposes, finished. Like our defunct president, you too are now a lame duck.
We, on the other hand, are $300 million dollars more in debt, and without any leadership. Please do us a favor now, and simply go away. But before you leave, please drop off the check for $300 million and take your damn salary. In hindsight, your salary is nothing compared to the greater cost of your Special Election gambit.
Thanks for nothing, Arnold. Really....thanks for nothing!
The Bulldog Manifesto
[Cross-posted at The Daily Kos]