RUSH: Riverside, California, this is Jim. You’re next on the EIB Network, sir. Hello.
CALLER: It’s a pleasure, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Only you can answer this problem that I have with Schwarzenegger.
RUSH: You only have one problem with him?
CALLER: (laughing) Well, we’ll just combine ’em all up into one problem. How come he’s not getting the blame for the rotten economy we got here in California?
RUSH: Oh, I mean this is very simple to explain. Do you have a theory? I always prefer people to answer their own questions themselves if they can because it’s a very valuable learning experience. Do you have a theory yourself as to why he escapes any criticism for the woeful state of the California economy?
CALLER: Because Ms. Shriver is probably helping him out —
RUSH: No. Well, I’m sure that’s true, but what’s happened is that Governor Schwarzenegger has become one of the people who has destroyed the state. He has become essentially a liberal. He has abandoned conservatism; he has abandoned the conservatism that got him elected; he has fought against Washington; he has fought against George W. Bush; he is pushing all of the cliched, defining issues of modern wacko liberals today: global warming, climate change, all of these things, plus he’s spending a lot of money. Liberals love deficit spending. They love it. Arnold has become one of them, and so others will now be criticized, if there is criticism to be meted out for the status of California. It’ll focus on Republicans in the assembly, Republicans in the Senate, George W. Bush, the Bush administration and so forth. And Arnold will be treated as a valiant warrior doing what he can to protect the state that he so dearly loves, California. It’s all because he’s become one of them. Very simple.