Schwarzenegger Exits Job with 22 Percent Approval Rating

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger leaves office with an approval rating of 22 percent. Seven years ago, he promised to reform the state of California and Sacramento, but his opponents would argue that all he did was create bigger problems for the state. Gamers know him best as the name on the 2005 video game law that was argued before the Supreme Court in November. While Schwarzenegger did not pen the law (State Senator Leland Yee of San Francisco wrote it), he certainly claimed ownership of it and gleefully signed it into law before a District court ruled it "unconstitutional."

Sure, the 2005 game law isn’t the reason Schwarzenegger wasn’t a popular governor, but it is one check mark in a long list of mistakes the governor made during his 7 year tenure of overseeing California.

The next governor, Jerry Brown, is probably more of the same as far as gamers are concerned, though he’ll have more pressing issues than violent video games to worry about – like staggering state debt and a budget more out of control than a villain in one of former governor Schwarzenegger’s old action movies.

Source: Telegraph

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    steelbox says:
    The head nurse spoke up
    Said, "Leave this one alone"
    She could tell right away
    That I was bad to the bone
    Bad to the bone
    Bad to the bone
    Ba ba ba ba ba ba bad
    Ba ba ba ba ba ba bad
    Bad to the bone
    Bad right to tht Bone apparently
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    Mr. Blond says:

    I don’t blame Arnold for the deficit. The state is far too beholden to unions to make a difference. As for the game law, he could have vetoed it, and he certainly was in a position to say he wouldn’t go for the appeal, but the fact that he went along with Yee and Brown (the latter I suspect led the push the most since had the most to gain as he was running for Arnold’s position) makes him no less culpable.

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    Neeneko says:

    I feel bad for california governers.   People assume they have more power then they do… it is one of the few states where the comptroller is elected seperatly.. meaning the governer has surprisingly little control over the state’s money.   Very bad possition since the person gets blamed for budget woes.

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