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Garamendi calls state garage sale an ‘abomination’

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 at 4:02 pm in 2009 CD10 special election, Congressional District 10, Lt. Governor, Schwarzenegger.

Lt. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Great California Garage Sale was disgusting, says Lt. Gov. John Garamendi.

“Have we no pride?” Garamendi said. “That we would allow the governor to go out and finance the state with a garage sale? To sell his signature to finance the state? We are the laughing stock of the world. It’s an abomination. I take pride in California. I take pride that we are the Golden State. Where’s your pride, governor!”

Ouch. Tell us how you really feel, John.

Garamendi had a few other choice words for Schwarzenegger during our phone interview following his Tuesday victory in the 10th Congressional District special primary election. (Democrat Garamendi will run in the Nov. 3 run-off against Republican David Harmer.)

Garamendi called Schwarzenegger the “worst governor this state has ever had. He has taken this state down the tubes. He has destroyed education. He has no progress on health care. He has no progress on education. And prison reform he wants to toss over to the judges.”

Sheesh. If Garamendi’s not careful, he could wake up one morning and find his Capitol office furniture on Craigslist.

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  • garcohsf

    Oops–Caption under that (terrible) photo of John Garamendi reads, “Lt. Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger.” If only it were so!

    I’d be interested in seeing something about how Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner is being treated by the Governor after having sued to stop the sale of the State Compensation Insurance Fund. Does he still have a seat on the Governor’s plane and helicopter to survey the wild fire damage?

  • Lisa Vorderbrueggen

    Ooops! Fixed! Thanks.

  • John W

    Garamendi called Schwarzegegger “the worst governor this state has ever had. He has taken this state down the tubes.”

    Let’s switch this around and say that “California is the worst state, and it’s initiative-addicted people the dumbest voters a governor ever had.” The governator is far from perfect, and I’ve disagreed with him on numerous things. But, when he tried during the first term to make some common sense reforms that could have made the current crisis far less severe than it is, we blew him out of the water. The state has been going downhill since Pat Brown was in office and has become ungovernable.

  • Elwood

    What John W. said.

  • James

    Finally someone with the sack in politics to say it. Arnie is without a doubt the worst Governor ever. This moron is the most egotistical, arrogant, idiot this state has ever had to put up with. He has done nothing in office but alienate nearly everyone in the Capitol, as well as the citizens. The only morons still in love with this idiot is the media, who can always get a story about some stupid thing he has done lately. Gray Davis was recalled for far less than this moron has done. We should apologize to Governor Davis after having to endure years of this turd.

  • Mary Jo

    Why doesn’t Garamendi concentrate on moving into the district he seeks to represent?

  • Elwood

    Give it up, Mary Jo.

    The primary proved that dog won’t hunt. Just ask Marky Mark. It was the only thing that they could find to attack Congressman Garamendi, and it went over like the proverbial foreign object in the punch bowl.

    After November, CD10 will have a congressman who lives in Walnut Grove. Get used to it.

  • Jesse L.

    It was just a small reference at the bottom of the commentary, but I LONG FOR THE DAY WHEN Craigslist, covers the Political news.