Carol Platt Liebau: What Happened in Collyfornia?

Friday, November 11, 2005

What Happened in Collyfornia?

Here's my piece in National Review Online analyzing the failure of Arnold's reform agenda and offering some suggestions as to how he should proceed.

Given his most recent statements, however -- about the importance of "working together" with the Democrats to the extent of letting them participate in the drafting of his State of the State address -- it doesn't sound like he's headed down the right path (in either sense of the word).

And just one question: How do you "work together" with people who have no interest in working with you?

3 Comments:

Anonymous LQ said...

Excellent article Carol. To answer your question: the governor must compromise. Unfortunately, both houses of the legislature are controlled by the tax-and-spend party. Arnold will have to go along with some tax hikes in exchange for some spending cuts. He tried to go around the legislature and failed. He has no choice now but to work with it.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol said: "How do you "work together" with people who have no interest in working with you?"

I think George Bush provides an excellent example of a leader who has "gone the extra mile" to cross party lines and work with democrats in a bipartisan and cooperative fashion whose sole intent is what's best for the country. He's a uniter.

Commence vomiting in 3...2..1

3:58 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

Gov. Schwarzenegger like many politicians probably values his spouse's advice highly.
Who is his spouse?

8:56 PM  

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