but that doesnt mean that i dont appreciate things when other people do them.
as you might remember, i wasnt exactly thrilled with the way the republicans stole the governership away from our sitting governor. especially in light of the fact that californias power crisis might have been linked to the white house, who also later refused to help california out.
who didnt vote for him.
and he “won” anyway.
in my attacks on arnold schwarzenegger was the fact that the press seemed to gloss over the fact that his father was a nazi police cheif and that arnold and maria invited a nazi war criminal to their wedding.
when people rebutted that he has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the simon wiesenthal center i said all it takes is a couple hundred thousand dollars to buy you off?
but for some reason this photo op makes everything better.
im not kidding.
sure theres an element of politics going on there, but i believe it.
hollywood, where i live, has a very important and strong jewish presence. when people say there are no neighborhoods in la they ignore fairfax blvd just south of melrose. remnants of which can still be found at the farmers market.
there are many pockets of soul in la and the jewish people provide one of them.
if its true that arnold is completely different than his father, he wants to do things like this because not only is it the right thing to do, but its an honor.
one of the best things i learned this year was that there isnt a seperation of church and state and never has been.
in that case, of course i want my politicians in church.
i want to think that with all their money and freedom that theyd have time to go to a temple on the first day of their holiday.
even if its just a dirty photo op
which i dont think it is.
and i dont want to think it is.
so i hope that its real.
anyway, now that arnold is our governor, i will support him and root for him
and if he can bring a football team to la i’ll for him next time.
so should some of you out there