Monday, September 8, 2008

Schwarzenegger In Total Recall

According to, a "powerful and well-heeled" correctional officers' union is petitioning for the recall of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The union needs over $1 million to cull the 1,041,530 signatures to qualify a recall for the ballot.

This comes one the 70th day of the 2008-09 fiscal year that California has been without a budget, the longest standoff in California history. If you recall, CA voters "recalled ex-Gov. Gray Davis one year after the second-longest budget impasse, the 2002 budget."

Lance Corcoran, spokesperson of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, says the reason for the recall is, “In the history of bad governors, this is the worst governor we've ever had." He went on to say:

This is a man who is a poser. That's what he did, that's how he made his living, posing.

Corcoran said the "straw that broke the camel's back" was the governor's executive order this summer to temporarily slash the pay of state workers to the federal minimum wage. The governor did so to conserve cash during the budget impasse.

While some state workers, including the public safety officers of the California Highway Patrol, were exempted en masse, the employees of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation were not.

Complete Article: Correctional officers to launch Schwarzenegger recall by

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