Carol Platt Liebau: A Good Veto

Thursday, May 25, 2006

A Good Veto

Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto the profoundly silly bill that would have required schools to teach specifically about the historical contributions of gays, lesbians and the transgendered.

Obviously, I've had some serious differences with the Governor (see here and here and here, too). Even with this veto, I find it annoying that he's basing the decision, not on the substantive grounds that the bill itself is ridiculous, but on the procedural grounds that he objects to the legislature micromanaging the curriculum.

But in the end, the bill is vetoed -- and that's the main thing. A Governor Westly or Governor Angelides no doubt would have responded very differently, and that's why I'll be pulling the lever for Schwarzenegger come November.

This is why I vote Republican, even when the Republican I'm voting for doesn't fulfill my wishes 100% of the time. And it's a reminder to Republicans nationwide who are considering staying home on election day 2006.


Blogger Righty64 said...

I totally agree with your assesment. I have been making this point on "Right View From the Left Coast" We Republcans will be a minority party if we keep trying for the purity test.
The governor has been in many ways a disapointment. We have not had a conservative governor since Ronald Reagan. But we have had Republicans and that is better than socialists like the current Democratic candidates Westly and Angelides.
If they one of them wins it will be another nail in the California coffin. We will be no differnent than New York or Taxachusetts.
Please realize that the only way the party grows is when we WIN elections and that means more CONSERVATIVES will win office. I also will put the ink blot for Governor Arnold!

10:48 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

You're smart

9:42 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

and nice

9:43 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

and obviously well informed

9:44 AM  
Blogger Luke said...


9:44 AM  
Blogger Luke said...

those stupid comments were in response to righty64's ridiculous comment.

I agree with you that the bill to require the teaching of gay accomplishments is a bit stupid. I do, however, think that if a gay person does something extraordinary, it should be part of the curriculum. This, I'm presuming, you'd object to, which is a shame.

9:48 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Luke I totally agree, but why does a persones sexual agenda, or for that matter height and weight need to be in the discussion?

2:06 PM  

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