I don't suppose you heard - the media did not make a big deal about it - that Arnold announced that the borders should be closed to brown people? Of course you didn't. Then he pretended he didn't say it. Sort of like those groping incidents.
Anyway, James Wolcott brings us this:
The LA Times and the local news broadcasts out here (which really live down to their nitwit reputation--it's as if the anchors had the Botox injected directly into their brains) are aburst with stories about Arnold in Trouble. His poll numbers have sunk into Bush territory, the unions are running TV ads slamming the governor into the mat, and wife Maria Shriver has jumped in with both scary cheekbones to exercise damage control.What? California isn't going to recall Arnold?
The best deadpan coverage of Arnold Deflated was provided this morning by the LA Times, which discussed fractures and friction in Schwarzenegger's political team as they fight over the oars on the lifeboat.
"Tensions played out last week after one set of Schwarzenegger consultants organized a 'Thank Arnold' rally on the steps of the Capitol at 10:30 AM on a Wednesday. Attendance was sparse.