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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:40 PM
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Schwarzenegger Pulls a Cheney On CA Energy Plan

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00003.htm

Schwarzenegger Pulls a Cheney; Aides Refuse to Identify People Who Helped Governor Draft Calif. Energy Plan

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In a page torn straight out of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheneys playbook on government secrecy, Schwarzeneggers aides have refused to disclose the names of individuals who helped the governor draft a plan to retool Californias energy market, a plan that appears to benefit the very same special interests Schwarzenegger said he wasnt handcuffed to during his campaign. Moreover, for the energy proposal to work, it relies heavily on piecemeal components of the states old deregulation law that sparked the energy crisis and wreaked havoc on consumers three years ago.

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Now it appears that Schwarzeneggers staff is also operating under a veil of secrecy. On April 27, Schwarzeneggers aides released a letter the governor wrote to Michael Peevey, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, in which Schwarzenegger called for the state to return to a fully competitive, deregulated electricity market. A copy of the letter can be found at:
http://www.governor.ca.gov/govsite/pdf/press_release/PU...

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But officials with three of Californias most prominent consumer rights groups, all of whom spent the past four years at the forefront debate surrounding the states energy issues, said they never met with Gov. Schwarzenegger or anyone from his staff to discuss the governors future electricity plans for the state.

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I suspect that Schwarzenegger is doing what politicians do, Heller said. Get advice from the donors and interests that support him and dont tell anyone about it. The fallout is that he is putting forward an agenda to force small business and consumers to pay high interest rates and setting the stage for the next set of blackouts and energy company gouging.

By late Friday, Carbaugh was unable to round up a list of names of the people who met with Gov. Schwarzenegger and helped him draft his energy plan because the governors advisers who are privy to the information had already left for the weekend.
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like Cheney and Rove aren't whispering in Arnold's ear 24/7

Californians will continue to be screwed, as Arnold fondles them with spin
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:41 PM
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1. Arnold and Kenny Boy are also GOOD FRIENDS
I think we can see where this is going...

fuck you Arnold
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:43 PM
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2. The old saying, "Keep your friends close to you and your enemys closer"
means nothing to you?
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:55 PM
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4. why are you fronting for Arnold?

nt
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Lindacooks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 01:01 PM
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5. Oh please
The same people who caused California's energy crisis last year were the ones orchestrating his campaign and are now the power behind the puppet.

They aren't Ah-nold's enemies any more than Pat Robertson is Bush*'s enemy.
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 12:48 PM
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3. Why the HECK didn't Gov. Davis do this while he was governor?
Bah, maybe the guy deserved his recall.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-03-04 01:06 PM
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6. Hey! Arnold's* Name Deserves An Asterik Just Like Junior's*
now that we know about Diebold in CA....
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