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What the heck is going on in CA?(9 posts)

What the heck is going on in CA?Live Steam
Nov 9, 2003 3:08 PM
I am totally amazed by this whole episode. The election is over. The Democrats should get over it and try to figure out how to get that state back on track. The allegations are old and beyond any statute of limitations. If any crime were committed, there were/are appropriate channels for the victims to use. If they prefer to seek civil damages, do that, but they must come forward and formally initiate a case. This whole mess is being played out in the media.

Why toss stones in that path of progress now? The CA atty general is playing politics at a late date. If he wanted to be governor, he should have run for it like the hundreds of other Californians, rather than take cheap shots at Schartzaneggar while he is trying to assume the reigns of command. Last I checked, you cannot prosecute someone on hearsay. A victim must first come forward and evidence of a crime must be presented, in order to start any type of investigation. This is a fishing expedition and we all know who has been baiting hooks!
The Witch? It MUST be the Witch. nmOldEdScott
Nov 9, 2003 3:13 PM
So your out there lurking, hey?Live Steam
Nov 9, 2003 3:20 PM
Well who else do you think is behind it? :O) I was surprised that Bubba didn't run. Isn't that where he REALLY wants to be - HOLLYWOOD?
Question for youmickey-mac
Nov 9, 2003 5:15 PM
Why would a Democratic AG, who already admitted not only that he thought Schwarzenegger was the best candidate but that he actually voted for him, play politics with Schwarzenegger? Obviously the allegations were out before election day. Despite this, Lockyer admitted, almost boastfully, that he voted for the Republican. Your scenario doesn't make sense to me.
Hey, it's STEAM. It's not SUPPOSED to make sense!OldEdScott
Nov 9, 2003 5:36 PM
A Steam pronouncement is like a Zen koan, so weird and convoluted that it blows the mind and provokes Enlightenment.
Well why don't you explain it to meLive Steam
Nov 9, 2003 7:21 PM
No one has come forward and made any type of statement to the authorities, yet the Satate Attorney General wants to initiate an investigation. I have never heard of that before. No it's not politically motivated. Yeah and Hillarity is really a New Yorker :O)
OK, why did Ahnold hire a private investigator?mickey-mac
Nov 9, 2003 9:15 PM
Arnold recently hired a private investigator to look into the allegations of misconduct made by numerous women. He purportedly authorized this investigation because he wants to know the facts. I have no reason to doubt this. This is the same person who asked Rabbi Heier at the Simon Weisenthal Center to investigate his father's Nazi past. If he thinks it's worth investigating, should the attorney general ignore it?

An attorney general-even an attorney general who voted for a candidate-can't turn a blind eye to allegations of the type made against Schwarzenegger, especially when some of the event occurred in recent years. Whether an alleged victim went directly to Lockyer is not relevant. He has received information regarding alleged crimes and should investigate.

I just find it hard to believe that a person who has already risked jeopardized his own political career by saying publicly that he voted for Schwazenegger is now involved in a conspiracy to sabotage his governorship.
not much...mohair_chair
Nov 10, 2003 7:36 AM
This is a huge non-story. It doesn't register in the papers, or on news radio, or on talk radio. Californians just don't care. It's just one of those stories that people outside of California love to hook onto because it reaffirms their beliefs that Californians are nuts and the country would be better off if the whole state would fall into the ocean. People love to hate California. I guess you gotta do something while you're snowed in all winter.
Political panderingStarliner
Nov 10, 2003 9:33 AM
In fact there are supposedly instances of (is groping a crime?) which happened within a normal statute of limitation for crimes. Personally, I think this sort of thing should have a statute of limitation of 30 days, because, like fish, meat and milk, it's the sort of thing that starts to smell real bad the longer one waits to act upon it.

Lockyer talked it up on a radio talk show last week, in spite of the fact that he did not have names of the alleged victims nor details of the incident(s). In other words, he couldn't even verify the veracity of the accusation(s), yet that didn't stop him from dragging the issue out into the court of public opinion.

Long live the patriarchial double standard of sacrificing our men while we protect our ladies.