Long-time readers of the Political Blotter will remember our old “Schwarzenegger video of the week” feature, wherein we enjoyed our governor’s finer moments on film, as a pitchman and otherwise caught on tape. We ran out of entertaining Japanese commercials a while ago, but the governor now has made his return to Japanese television with a new ad to sell… California!
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.