In Calif: Schwarzenegger Runs To See Obama as Voters Expected to Trash His Spend and Borrow Budget

Conceding that passage by angry voters seems unlikely, the governor makes a final pitch before leaving to join President Obama at a White House news conference.
By Michael Finnegan and Michael Rothfeld
L.A. Times
May 19, 2009
The battle over six state budget propositions on today’s ballot sputtered to a close Monday with a burst of low-profile campaigning that belied the gravity of California’s fiscal crisis.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose legacy will be shaped in part by the election’s results, made a final pitch to voters before leaving the state ahead of the results. The governor is scheduled to join President Obama at the White House today for an announcement on auto emission rules. His absence in the face of widely forecast defeat drew mockery from his foes.

Read the rest:
http://www.latimes.com/news/loca
l/la-me-election19-2009may19,0,3354990.story

Related:
http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05
/19/california-the-poster-child-for-dysfunction/

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See Bloomberg:
“The voters who are really tuned in are really turned off,” the survey’s director Mark Baldassare said. “They see the state’s budget situation as a big problem, but so far, they don’t like the solution.”
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/n
ews?pid=20601015&sid=aNWHTCXAZWFk

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