Schwarzenegger has taken Mayor Bloomberg into his warm, shapely bosom–but it’s Governor Pataki that Arnold takes to see Battery Park City’s Solaire, the green 27-story tower finished in 2003. (NY Times) The Brooklyn Paper officially apologizes for their semi-nude photo of Maggie Gyllenhaal: “Its placement on Page One was Read More
Arnold salutes NYC? [Deider]
Arnold Schwarzenegger on Mike Bloomberg: “He’s my soul mate. He’s the man.”
Errol Louis thinks the mayor needs to “dream bigger, talk louder and invest more political capital” if he wants to solve the city’s poverty problem.
The Times looks at whether John Faso left the legislature and then lobbied them on Read More
The Daily News reports that Mike Bloomberg contributed to the campaign of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Times reports on the immigration rallies held yesterday, and the retirement of Senator John Marchi.
And the Albany Times Union reports on Randy Daniels endorsement of John Faso.
A few advances in stories you first saw here or in the Observer:
The Washington Post’s politics blog notes our Shrum book scoop and adds rumor — and Shrum denial — that the semi-retired consultant is whispering in Arnold’s ear.
The Associated Press tracks the Democrats’ response to Pirro spokeswoman Andrea Tantaros’s Read More
We’re told that Arnold, as good as his word, will appear at the New York County Republican Party‘s Lincoln Day Dinner March 7, as he promised last year.
Also there will be Rudy Giuliani, County Leader James Ortenzio (who likes nothing better than bantering with Arnold in Austrian German), and another Republican Read More
Many Albany observers are under the impression that George Pataki has decided to sacrifice his local popularity to court the national Conservative movement.
If that’s the plan, it isn’t working very well. Here’s the conclusion of an editorial comparing Pataki with Governor Arnold in today’s Wall Street Journal:
“Come to think of it, Mr. Schwarzenegger Read More
I had high hopes that De-Lovely would relieve the tedium of a summer plagued by spider men, Stepford wives, black men in reverse-insult whiteface, dodgeball violence and Jackie Chan in a helium balloon. Let’s face it, a whole movie about the tortured life and enduring genius of the great Cole Porter, with glamorous settings, elegant Read More
They say trends start in the West. Beyond the recall, the fires and the celebrity murder trials, there’s a new piece of gubernatorial jurisprudence you may wish to put on your radar screen:
According to an A.P. report on Nov. 6, the Governor-elect-that would be Arnold Schwarzenegger-announced that he’s going to hire a private Read More
Governor Reagan: His Rise to Power , by Lou Cannon. Public Affairs, 579 pages, $30.
Anyone who ever covered Ronald Reagan-O.K., maybe not every reporter, but lots of them, and more hard-bitten ones than you’d think-has a story about when they realized that, however screwy his opinions could be (like the assertion that trees cause Read More
Arnold, the first hundred days. Was it a dream, or a nightmare? I’ll let you be the judge.
Oct. 8, 2003. Midnight. Crickets. The rustle of wind. Before all the votes are even counted, before the winner has been officially declared- bam! -a skylight shatters in Sacramento, as Arnold and a half-dozen nameless and faceless Read More