Friday, April 15, 2011

Just Call Him The Pardonator

The most that can be said of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is that he left the state in much worse shape than he found it, which is rather ironic given the fact that he was elected in a special election after former Gov. Gray Davies was recalled because of how poorly he had managed the state's finances. After raising taxes and failing to cut the most bloated state budget in the country, the state is now teetering on bankruptcy. In one final act as governor, Schwarzenegger commuted the sentence of Estaban Nunez to only a 7-year term for killing another man, even though he had pleaded guilty to killing the man rather than contest the charges against him. Nunez is the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, who became close friends with Schwarzenegger while he was governor. When a reporter asked him why he commuted Nunez' sentence, Schwarzenegger replied with a snoring sound to emphasize his disinterest in answering the question. Real classy.

Hat tip to Debbie Schlussel.

1 comment:

Indy4u2c said...

"Corruption is as corruption does."

Pardonator, how much did you receive for that one?