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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:01 AM
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Maria Shriver, Valley's Richman Bring Talks Back From the Dead

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-tictoc13dec13,1...

Maria Shriver, Valley's Richman Bring Talks Back From the Dead
The governor's wife and the GOP assemblyman work behind the scenes, pressing for a deal.

By Peter Nicholas and Joe Mathews
Times Staff Writers

December 13, 2003

SACRAMENTO Neither played much of a public role in the deal struck this week on how to bolster California's wobbly finances.

But in the end, talks that appeared to be dead just last week were resurrected in large measure because of two people: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, and Assemblyman Keith Richman (R-Northridge), leader of a bipartisan group of moderate legislators.

Both pushed behind the scenes for action, insisting that negotiations resume and refusing to accept the verdict of legislative leaders and the governor's office that the deal was dead.

Shriver says she is still trying to define her role as California's first lady. But the delicate talks over the governor's financial package a spending limit and a $15-billion bond measure that he signed Friday for the March ballot suggest that she is an influential player in policy matters crucial to her husband's success.

A week ago today, the governor returned to the family's Brentwood home, disappointed that talks had collapsed, according to aides. Shriver shared his unhappiness.
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:09 AM
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1. Wha!?...............................................
And conservatives (reactionaries) are not incensed that California's first lady's meddling in politics, a' la Hillary???
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:27 AM
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7. You forget the power of the MAGIC (R)
Republicans can do anything they want and their Whore Press apologizes for them.

Why, they can even get away with MURDER, if you don't beleive me, ask Laura Bush!
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BJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:29 AM
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9. Ain't it dah troot!
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:10 AM
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2. The Lies Angeles Times kisses Arnold's Ass Again
Edited on Sat Dec-13-03 09:10 AM by The Zanti Regent
Governor Asshole will get a RUDE AWAKENING when we vote NO to his Borrow and Spend BULLSHIT!

And that goes DOUBLE for Press Whore Maria!
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drscm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:15 AM
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3. Excuse me, but wasn't Hillary crucified for taking part in her
husband's administration? Yet it's okay for the wife of a Repug governor to work behind the scenes.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:22 AM
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4. What's ok for Republicans isn't ok for Dems
Edited on Sat Dec-13-03 09:29 AM by realFedUp
Learn it...repeat it...Bush mantra.

Meanwhile back in Brentwood, Maria returned as
an anchor of Dateline and her kids remain in
schools here.

This is a commuter governator.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 02:06 AM
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16. So was Rosalyn Carter
for sitting in on cabinet meetings. That was a real hoot for them. Then came Nancy Reagan
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:25 AM
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5. Maria didn't get the memo...
...saying all repug wives are to "be seen but not heard."
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:26 AM
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6. the doltinator
can't deliver -- cause like his hero bush, he ain't bright .
but we now know who the governor really is. maria.
recall arnold...and maria.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:29 AM
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8. Poor Californians.
What a mess.
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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 09:36 AM
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10. Welcome to DU Seldona
Well, California is just one of the leaders in mess....
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 07:24 PM
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13. Hi Seldona!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 11:31 AM
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11. WTF??????
Bitch!!!!

:puke:

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VeniceBeat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-13-03 11:39 AM
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12. California's Hillary?
Clinton vs. Shriver in 2012? :)

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David__77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 12:04 AM
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14. If this is true, then her influence is a good thing.
On this board, amid the anger over her role in the recall, this won't be popular to say, but if it's true that she helped push this plan, then I think it's a good thing. If Schwarzenegger had pushed his plan on the ballot, he may have won, with disastrous consequences. This is not a Republican plan. Richman is pretty centrist, and has been working with certain Democrats on this plan. It avoids an actual "spending cap" and is SO much better than anything the Republicans would ever have supported under Davis. In fact, the only real opposition to the plan was from right-wing Republicans. This is a victory--hopefully the first of many.
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annagull Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-14-03 01:09 AM
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15. AHA! The brains of the operation finally revealed
we all know Arnie is about as dumb as a bag of rocks, maybe it is Maria who is the mastermind of the "Caleeefonya" sock puppet after all. :tinfoilhat:
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