January 12, 2005

Channeling Tom McC...

Californians, do you remember Tom McClintock? The conservative Republican who ran against Schwarzenegger and Davis in the recall election? He's still around, and still a very interesting politician. This is from an article by Daniel Weintraub in the Sacramento Bee...

...For the next year, McClintock watched from the Senate as Schwarzenegger learned the ropes in the Capitol, compromised with Democrats, avoided confrontation and, in the end, made little progress on the fundamental problems that bedeviled the state. The senator offered muted criticism when appropriate, support where he could.

Then, Wednesday night, suddenly everything changed. It was if the flashy governor were channeling his straight-laced colleague. Schwarzenegger's speech sounded almost as if McClintock had written it.

"Maybe I should have copyrighted some of my ideas," McClintock said with a laugh when I asked him later about the resemblance...

Gotta love it. Looks like we get a twofer, Arnold Schwarzenegger plus Arnold McClintock. Any lefty-pundits out there who have been claiming that "liberal" Republican Schwarznnegger is an indicator that the Republican Party should move left and try to avoid being captured by "radicals" (ie: 90% of the Party) should just ignore this development....

Posted by John Weidner at January 12, 2005 5:25 PM
Weblog by John Weidner