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Schwarzenegger Appoints Ted Kennedy Pal to Top Post (I tried to warn you)
The Insider, Sacramento Bee ^ | November 4, 2003 | Daniel Weintraub

Posted on 11/06/2003 8:36:38 AM PST by Saundra Duffy

Edited on 04/12/2004 6:00:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger filled out a big chunk of his senior staff today with a selection of conservative, liberal and bipartisan figures – a pattern that we can probably expect to see a lot of from this point forward. The most eye-popping appointment was Bonnie Reiss as senior adviser to the governor. Reiss is a friend and associate of Schwarzenegger for nearly 25 years. She is also a Democrat who first came into the Schwarzenegger orbit while working for Teddy Kennedy in the late 1970s, when the new governor and his future wife, Maria Shriver, were dating. Reiss, a former entertainment lawyer, was an environmental activist who formed a group to encourage Hollywood stars to promote environmental causes through their television shows. She later ran Schwarzenegger's private charity focused on inner-city after-school programs. Officially, Reiss will focus on retaining California’s entertainment industry and on children’s issues. But she will also be a sounding board for Schwarzenegger, an anchor from his former life as he enters a world filled with advisers and associates with whom he has little history and about whom he knows little. She was a key figure in the campaign and has been at his side throughout the transition.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bonniereiss; california; catrans; chickenlittle; dramaqueen; hastobemyway; heavensgate; herewegoagain; kennedy; koolaid; mcclintocklost; rubberroom; schwarzenegger; theskyisfalling
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I don't want to say "I told you so" but I did state that I was worried this would happen. God help California.
1 posted on 11/06/2003 8:36:40 AM PST by Saundra Duffy
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To: Saundra Duffy; NormsRevenge; ElkGroveDan; doug from upland
Ping
2 posted on 11/06/2003 8:37:36 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: lager
Pray for California
3 posted on 11/06/2003 8:39:36 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Saundra.. all the hand wringing is unseemly. Most of the fiscal matters are being headed up by Conservatives, and that's what's most important. No matter what, it's going to be better than what we had before. At least wait until he actually DOES something.
4 posted on 11/06/2003 8:40:33 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Saundra Duffy
I know. It's so horrible that a governor would choose a senior advisor whom he has known for a long time and apparently trusts, when he could have picked someone whom he knows little about. That would have been better for California, no doubt about that.
5 posted on 11/06/2003 8:41:47 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Sun flares get to you? Have your tin hat calibrated ASAP.
6 posted on 11/06/2003 8:42:18 AM PST by Consort
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To: Saundra Duffy
But, but, Saundra, Arnold is a republican, (gag)
7 posted on 11/06/2003 8:42:40 AM PST by poet
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To: Saundra Duffy
Reiss is a friend and associate of Schwarzenegger for nearly 25 years.

try again

8 posted on 11/06/2003 8:42:40 AM PST by mac_truck
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To: Hildy
No matter what, it's going to be better than what we had before.

Well, that's probably true but I'm still not happy with this appointment. FOR GOD'S SAKE - she's a friggin' friend of Teddy Kennedy!!!!!!!!!

9 posted on 11/06/2003 8:42:59 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Chad Fairbanks
Long time pal of Teddy Kennedy. That's all you need to know.
10 posted on 11/06/2003 8:43:38 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Consort
I guess you guys liked it when he appointed WILLIE BROWN to serve on the transition team, too. Sheeeeesh. What's happening to my beloved FreeRepublic.com?
11 posted on 11/06/2003 8:44:30 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Can't be any worse than it was.

One step at a time.
12 posted on 11/06/2003 8:44:53 AM PST by snooker
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To: Chad Fairbanks
She is an "advisor." That means she can not do SQUAT except nag in Ahhnold's ear. If one were a Calguv and had to appoint a token liberal to some position, this would be it.
13 posted on 11/06/2003 8:44:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck ("Across this great nation people pray -- do not put out her flame" -- Doug from Upland)
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To: mac_truck
An environmental activist. Translation: an environmental whacko. Get ready to get screwed!
14 posted on 11/06/2003 8:45:20 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
That's all you need to know.

No, actually I'd like to know a lot more about someone before I condemn them. But, maybe that's just me.

15 posted on 11/06/2003 8:45:27 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I hear ya. Some people are just easily excitable, I guess.
16 posted on 11/06/2003 8:46:19 AM PST by Chad Fairbanks (The Truth is to see The Gift)
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To: Saundra Duffy
And you ignore all his other appointees. What a loser.
17 posted on 11/06/2003 8:46:26 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Make that SENIOR advisor. That means she'll have more than his ear. (Hint: And whose ear does Teddy Kennedy have?)
18 posted on 11/06/2003 8:47:07 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Yea well, facts don't trump hysteria when there's an agenda at hand. So keep yous facts to yourself.
19 posted on 11/06/2003 8:47:13 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Saundra Duffy
We're going to trade you in for Terry McAuliffe. He has been very effective for the GOP and although he bad-mouths us, at least he doesn't whine.
20 posted on 11/06/2003 8:47:33 AM PST by Consort
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