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shepard Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:39 PM
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Reason for Recall
Many reasons have been given for the recall election.What in your honest opinion is behind this recall.Ahe'ee Nehemah
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:09 PM
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1. Vengeance and power grab
because surely no one could think Arnold could turn the state around. People showed up for a celebrity. In 2004 they will not, the masses have lost touch with reality. Hopefully Arnold will give them a rude awakening if he pulls it off.
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dutchdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-08-03 12:40 AM
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2. Right here
Total amnesia
Arnold cant seem to recall anything about his secret meeting with Enrons Ken Lay. Perhaps this will refresh his memory.

By Jason Leopold

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ken Lay leave Gray Davis and California ratepayers in the dark.

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't talking. The Hollywood action-film star and GOP gubernatorial candidate in the states recall election has been unusually silent about his plans for running the Golden State. He hasnt yet offered a solution for the states budget deficit, an issue that largely got more than 1 million people to sign a petition to recall Governor Gray Davis.

More importantly, however, Schwarzenegger still wont respond to questions about why he was at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills two years ago where he, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and junk-bond king Michael Milken met secretly with former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay, who was touting a plan for solving the states energy crisis. Other luminaries who were invited but didnt attend the May 24, 2001, meeting included former Los Angeles Laker Earvin Magic Johnson and supermarket magnate Ron Burkle.

While Schwarzenegger, Riordan and Milken listened to Lays pitch, Davis pleaded with President George W. Bush to enact much-needed price controls on electricity sold in the state, which skyrocketed to more than $200 per megawatt-hour (four to five times the price it was a year earlier). Davis said that Texas-based energy companies were manipulating Californias power market, charging obscene prices for power and holding consumers hostage. Bush agreed to meet with Davis at the Century Plaza Hotel in West Los Angeles on May 29 of that year--five days after Lay met with Schwarzenegger--to discuss the California power crisis.

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