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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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To: Saundra Duffy
Long time pal of Teddy Kennedy. That's all you need to know.

And Sen. Pat Roberts is a "good friend" of Sen. John D. Rockefeller. I'd be more worried about that.

21 posted on 11/06/2003 8:47:42 AM PST by kevao (Fuques France!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
This democrat operative gets to team up with the likes of Willie Brown. Be afraid, be very afraid.
22 posted on 11/06/2003 8:48:01 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Maybe enviro whackos will listen to one of their own about forest maintenance and fire prevention. Heck, maybe this one can manage to "out" some of the ELF and ALF population.
23 posted on 11/06/2003 8:48:09 AM PST by NautiNurse (Everyone is born right handed. Only the exceptionally gifted overcome it.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
If you are going to get hyper about every appointment the man makes (actually, the other three he made that you gloss over look ok), then you are in for a lot of grief. If Schwarzenegger only appointed rock-ribbed conservatives, he would get nothing done with the legislature at all. The Democrat pols who actually run the state aren't (all) stupid, they are looking for some signs of moderation, and Arnold is giving them that in these little driblets.
24 posted on 11/06/2003 8:49:45 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: RedBloodedAmerican; Saundra Duffy
And you ignore all his other appointees. What a loser.

Still trying to explain away the new Republican party as conservative I see.

SD, I agree with you, although many Republicans could care less. A few years ago, I thought the first split was going to be on the left. Heck at this rate it could come from the Republican side a lot quicker

25 posted on 11/06/2003 8:49:47 AM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: Saundra Duffy
So friggin what, she's a FRIEND of Ted Kennedy's? Ted Kennedy shouldn't have any friends? I think you're being a little touchy about this. I am willing to give AS the benefit of the doubt until he does something that proves me wrong. So far, he's done nothing that's been different than what he said he'd do. Conservative on fiscal matters, mod to liberal on social issues. I know the social issues scare you, but like I said, it's better than the crazy lunatic we're getting rid of.
26 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:04 AM PST by Hildy
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To: NautiNurse
tin foil
27 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:17 AM PST by Oystir
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To: Saundra Duffy
So what....as long as Arnie is a Republican...that's what matters....
28 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:21 AM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Sounds like a good woman to me.
29 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:40 AM PST by 68 grunt (3/1 India, 3rd, 68-69, 0311)
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To: Consort
I'm not whining; I'm afraid for the Republic. If Teddy Kennedy gets a foothold here, we're doomed. You must not live in CA or you'd be pitchin' a hissy fit, too.
30 posted on 11/06/2003 8:50:43 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
News Flash: [sarcasm]Governor-elect Schwarzenegger is married to Maria Shriver, Maria Shriver is related to Senator Ted Kennedy. Maria Shriver had the audcity to campagin for her husband Arnold Schwarenegger. In addition she showed up at the victory party, along with other Kennedy relatives as well as registered democrats that voted for Governor-elect Schwarzenegger. Women, Actors and Democrats voting for Arnold, that should tell us something...[/sarcasm}
31 posted on 11/06/2003 8:51:27 AM PST by FFIGHTER
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To: 68 grunt; Jim Robinson
Sounds like a good woman to me.

SHE'S A DEMOCRAT! This proves it! FreeRepublic.com has been taken over by the enemy of our souls.

32 posted on 11/06/2003 8:51:56 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
You Arnold-haters look ridiculous. He appoints Stephen Moore to his economic team, one of the most influential conservatives in the fiscal arena, and you, Saundra, say "no comment."

But, when he appoints somebody he's known for twenty-five years to his team in a nothing job, you scream like a banshee.

As I said, ridiculous.

33 posted on 11/06/2003 8:52:43 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Saundra, Arnold is smart enough to know that Teddy's politics are a thing of the past. Seems he's playing this very wisely. He needs to get things done and he's throwing everyone a bone. There's nothing wrong with that. The majority of people in the state are moderates, they're not Conservatives.
34 posted on 11/06/2003 8:53:31 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Saundra Duffy
Break out the Y2K rations. Stock up on gold, whisky and cigarettes. The apocalypse is upon us.
35 posted on 11/06/2003 8:53:33 AM PST by Grando Calrissian
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To: Saundra Duffy
FOR GOD'S SAKE - she's a friggin' friend of Teddy Kennedy!!!!!!!!!

She's a friend of Arnold, first.

Do you know any liberals? Should we throw you over the side because you might know a liberal or two?

Ridiculous, Saundra, ridiculous.

36 posted on 11/06/2003 8:54:24 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: FFIGHTER
When Schwarzenegger made his victory speech, behind him were NOTHING BUT CHEERING DEMOCRATS, most of them from out of state. Be afraid, be very afraid.
37 posted on 11/06/2003 8:54:56 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
Let's try to give people a chance..... I'm sure not every "friend" of Ted Kennedy is just like the "swimmer".

Let's judge by these people by their actions....

38 posted on 11/06/2003 8:54:57 AM PST by mike_9958
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To: Hildy
"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" Does that mean that we shouldn't be concerned about the TWENTY BILLION DOLLAR BOND ISSUE promoted by Arnold and your so called "fiscal conservatives"...give me a friggin break here! more spending and spending and spending...like we said during the campaign...ya can't be a fiscal conservative and a social liberal at the same time, folks...ya gotta pay the band sooner or later...and a bond issue is just borrowing now and having to pay a ton more later!!!
39 posted on 11/06/2003 8:55:04 AM PST by kellynla ("C" 1/5 1st Mar Div. Viet Nam 69 &70 Semper Fi!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
It apparent from this appointment that Arnold has no intention of relaxing environmental controls on industry and power suppliers.

Without a business environment that encourages new businesses to move to California, it is unlikely that California will share in the improving economy.
40 posted on 11/06/2003 8:55:13 AM PST by kidd
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