Senator John McCain and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at Santa Barbara event, June 24, 2008. Photo By Flap
The Press Release:
Sacramento, CA â€“ Governor Schwarzenegger today made the following statement regarding his attendance at the Republican National Convention:
â€œI am honored that Senator McCain invited me to speak at the Republican National Convention. He is an American hero, a great leader, and the right candidate to be our next president.
â€œHowever, California is always my number one priority, and there is no greater priority for our state right now than putting a responsible budget in place that fixes our broken system. Therefore — as I have said — I will not be attending the National Convention in order to focus on working toward a state budget agreement. It is totally unacceptable that 62 days past its deadline, the Legislature has not sent me a budget that I can sign. Just as they must do in our nation’s capital, Republicans and Democrats must compromise and do the work of the people.”
Arnold could fly in and out of Minneapolis quickly without a problem in his private jet but the REAL REASON Arnold is not attending is that because of Hurricane Gustav he won’t be delivering a prime time speech anyway.
So, why bother?
Arnold is such a good Republican.
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