Just hit the wire from the San Francisco Chronicle – another of the usual articles seeking to make it look like the GOP is missing the boat with Latinos. The writer assumes that Latinos are going to support Maldonado solely because he is Latino. (sigh) Their evidence – immigrant workers at an SF Hotel that wanted their pictures taken with Maldo.
Sorry – once people look at their tax returns, Maldo is dead. They will either vote for a real Socialist (Dem) or Sam Aanestad for Lt. Governor.
Look at the end of the article, ”
“I’m tired of seeing the Orange County and Placer County axis try to run the Republican Party in this state,” says GOP consultant Patrick Dorinson. “They should be happy to get a Latino Republican in that job.”
Patrick Dorinson, like most liberals runs to the old reliable race baiting. Note that Dorinson was a lifelong Democrat before taking Arnold as a client.
Where do the Governor Candidates stand? (quoting the Article)
The differing positions of three Republican candidates for governor underscore the GOP’s quandary:
Former South Bay Rep. Tom Campbell strongly backs Maldonado’s confirmation, saying, “he’d be an excellent lieutenant governor and most importantly an excellent partner” for Schwarzenegger.
State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner opposes Maldonado’s confirmation, his spokesman Jarrod Agen said, adding, “They have a total disagreement on taxes, given that Abel supports tax increases and Steve Poizner wants to cut taxes.”
Sarah Pompei, Meg Whitman’s campaign spokeswoman, said Friday that “Abel Maldonado is Gov. Schwarzenegger’s choice. Meg believes the Legislature should move forward and confirm him.”
Just one Blogger writing here – but I think the Orange-Placer Axis is going to have a lot to say about both the Guv and Lt. Guv race. Maldonado ain’t it either.