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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: sinkspur
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.
41 posted on 11/06/2003 8:55:27 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
The only difference between the whining of the McClintock (soon to be a trivia question) supporters and Al Gore's is that at least Gore got close.
42 posted on 11/06/2003 8:56:13 AM PST by bootyist-monk (It's Enrico Palatso!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
SHE'S A DEMOCRAT! This proves it! FreeRepublic.com has been taken over by the enemy of our souls.

You're taking politics way too seriously.

My mother was a Democrat, yet I would never say she was an "enemy of our souls."

Ridiculous, Saundra. You look and sound ridiculous.

43 posted on 11/06/2003 8:56:58 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
Arnold is not even sworn in yet, so it's too early to panic, and being afraid doesn't accomplish anything. Besides, the GOP in California has been losing ground in recent years. Let's see how Arnold does as governor.
44 posted on 11/06/2003 8:57:02 AM PST by Consort
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To: BibChr; doodlelady; FairOpinion; South40; Saundra Duffy
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 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)

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What have we done, what are we doing to HER forum? ROFLMAO.

45 posted on 11/06/2003 8:57:34 AM PST by onyx
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To: Saundra Duffy
From what I read in the article, this is no big cause for alarm. The enviro association bothers me, but that is only the status quo out her. Enviros get everything they want anyhow. She can not make things any worse.
46 posted on 11/06/2003 8:57:35 AM PST by BJungNan
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To: Saundra Duffy
You'll notice the responses, for the most part, are simply personal put downs. Smarmy throwaway insults.
47 posted on 11/06/2003 8:57:36 AM PST by tallhappy
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To: kellynla
Wait and see. We are going to get hit with higher taxes. That's what democrats do.
48 posted on 11/06/2003 8:58:13 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.

You ask a plumber what party he belongs to?

Silly.

49 posted on 11/06/2003 8:58:46 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: tallhappy
You'll notice the responses, for the most part, are simply personal put downs. Smarmy throwaway insults.

Sometimes I think we've been overrun by democraps.

50 posted on 11/06/2003 8:59:03 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.

your gettin scary now.....
51 posted on 11/06/2003 8:59:14 AM PST by mike_9958
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To: billbears
You know what? It IS a new Republican party.

It is a Republican party that WINS ELECTIONS.

You folks outside California need to sit back and wait to see what happens out here. Going nuts over every appointment is just stupid. You act as though Arnold is going to ignore all of the Republican appointees and be led by the nose by the Democrats. Has is occurred to any of you that Arnold is making DEALS to get things done? Dont be so silly as to think that all the capability and brain power rests on our side only.

Willie Brown knows where all the bodies are buried, and will be very helpful to Arnold in dealing with Democrats. You cannot just come into office and steamroller everyone else. You have to make deals, and that is what leaders do.

52 posted on 11/06/2003 9:00:34 AM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: sinkspur
I can't afford plumbers; my husband, A REAL FREEPER, does that kind of stuff. But if I did hire a plumber it'd be someone we know we can trust.
53 posted on 11/06/2003 9:00:47 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: tallhappy; Saundra Duffy
Smarmy throwaway insults.

That's all an ignorant position like Saundra is taking deserves.

54 posted on 11/06/2003 9:00:57 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: BJungNan
She can not make things any worse.

Wanna bet?

55 posted on 11/06/2003 9:01:47 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Hildy; Saundra Duffy
Oh no, here we go again. So what is it Saundra, do you respect Schwarzenegger, as you have previously posted, or because he appointed a faithful friend to his cabinet do you hate him again?

To: Tumbleweed_Connection

I can't get enough of this story. Makes me have even more respect for Schwarzenegger.

16 posted on 10/30/2003 2:25 AM EST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)

Posted by Saundra Duffy to SunStar On News/Activism ^ 10/30/2003 5:03 PM EST #108 of 108 ^

I am THRILLED that Schwarzenegger is reaching out to McClintock. Why not make the best of it and get on with rebuilding California?

I see no point in holding on to the past. McClintock lost and Arnold won. End of story. I hope Schwarzenegger does a great job for California!!

56 posted on 11/06/2003 9:02:07 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (I have a plan. I need a dead monkey, empty liquor bottles and a vacuum cleaner.)
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To: Saundra Duffy
I won't allow a liberal democrat into my home.

Maybe we should brand them so it's easier for you to identify them.

57 posted on 11/06/2003 9:02:08 AM PST by Grando Calrissian
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To: Hildy
Saundra, Arnold is smart enough to know that Teddy's politics are a thing of the past.

We'll see, won't we?

58 posted on 11/06/2003 9:03:17 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: Saundra Duffy
But if I did hire a plumber it'd be someone we know we can trust.

So a Republican plumber plumbs better than any Democrat plumber, sight unseen?

Goofy.

59 posted on 11/06/2003 9:03:44 AM PST by sinkspur (Adopt a shelter dog or cat! You'll save one life, and maybe two!)
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To: mike_9958
You guys are scaring me with your excuses and defense of liberal democrats. I hardly recognize FreeRepublic.com anymore.
60 posted on 11/06/2003 9:04:08 AM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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