The Shotgun Blog
Friday, February 23, 2007
Get ready for Arnold
It now appears that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger definitely will be visiting Canada this year. Looking to boost his eco-credentials, Prime Minister Stephen Harper extended the invitation to green convert Schwarzenegger in January, at which time it was reported that the governor was "hoping" to lead a trade mission to Canada "soon."
I followed up this news by sending a letter to the governor's office in Sacramento, requesting an interview with Schwarzenegger should he come to Canada. I received my answer yesterday from Sheryl Main in the Office of the Governor. She writes, in part: "The Governor has plans to travel to Canada this year but dates have not yet been confirmed...."
So his trip to Canada, which is bound to be one of the biggest political events of the year (barring another federal election, of course), has gone from a diffuse "hope" to a more definite "plan." Stay tuned for more details.
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Arnold is a hypocrite of the first degree.
"I think the whole immigration issue he’s completely hypocritical on. He is essentially an immigration liberal. All his friends, so many of them are from other countries. He tells stories of all the ways he’s helped them manipulate the immigration system over the years and get them into the country. George Borjas is a great immigration scholar at Harvard, briefed him when he was running for office said it was pointless. That Arnold knew more about how the INS worked, if it was still the INS then… but knew how immigration worked better than he did. He had literally helped hundreds of people for years deal with immigration authorities; so, I mean he’s a complete liberal on that.
But even when he says things like Mexicans aren’t assimilating fast enough, and you really should, you know, leave your country behind when you come here - I mean, this guy hasn’t left his country behind - He’s an Austrian citizen. He’s really proud of it. He’s tight. He makes endorsements in Austrian elections. He’s--the OVP, the Austrian Volks Party, the Austrian People’s Party has been trying to get him to run for President. They keep sending him polling that says “You’d win.” So, I mean you know. His true views on that are probably poisonous for him politically.”"
Posted by: DJ | 2007-02-23 5:31:40 PM
I like Arnold.
I am looking forward to his visit.
And I have to wonder, after he has visited, will he be back?
Posted by: Lady | 2007-02-26 9:33:51 AM
Arnold has been invited to our party.
Posted by: Lady | 2007-02-26 11:18:46 AM
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