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The Stupid Ploy To Have Gov. Schwarzenegger’s Deputy Appeal Prop 8 While The Terminator Is Away

With California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger away on official business in China, a group of funbags led by John Eastman (“former attorney general candidate”) are pushing Lt. Governor Abel Maldonado to appeal Prop 8′s ruling in a sneak attack. That’s because California’s Constitution says “the Lieutenant Governor shall act as Governor during the impeachment, absence from the State, or other temporary disability of the Governor or of a Governor-elect who fails to take office.” Which totally means Maldonado has run of the place while A-Schwarz is mucking it up with the Commies, right?! This is hilarious.

By:           JD
On:           Sep 13, 2010
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    • alan brickman
      alan brickman


      Sep 13, 2010 at 7:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      QUEERTY: “Which totally means Maldonado has run of the place while A-Schwarz is mucking it up with the Commies, right?! This is hilarious.”

      …. it’s also true – both the governor and lieutenant governor are elected officials, chosen independently, and the lieutenant governor takes over when the governor is out of the state. Sometimes they are from different political parties.

      It wouldn’t be the first time a lieutenant governor has thumbed his nose at a governor. http://www.nndb.com/people/962/000051809/ has one example while Jerry Brown was California’s governor in the 1970s, with a Republican lieutenant governor named Mike Curb. The joke about reigning in Jerry’s travel plans (he decided to run for president) was embodied in the phrase, “curb Brown”, since Mike Curb was known to cause some trouble when Jerry Brown was out of the state. Jerry was probably not amused at Curb’s antics.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 8:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • randy

      When Arnold comes back, he can withdraw the appeal.

      Sep 13, 2010 at 10:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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