Thursday, July 21, 2005

Schwarzenegger: How Low Can He Go?

From Reuters we learn that the ethically challenged Goobernator has dropped to new lows in a poll that was taken before people discovered that:

1. He was moonlighting for a fitness magazine that derives its income primarily from supplements AND he vetoed a bill that would have regulated those supplements.

2. A judge has threatened his administration with contempt of court.

3. He's exploiting a loophole in the law to skim money from political action committees by collecting rent from them in a building he owns.

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's approval rating dropped to a new low even before a controversy developed about his hefty side income from fitness magazines, according to a poll released on Thursday.

Only 34 percent of adult Californians approve of the job Schwarzenegger is doing as governor, compared with 51 percent who disapprove, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California.

The institute's poll mirrors sinking numbers in a Field Poll last month among registered voters which found approval dropped to 37 percent from 55 percent in February.