posted on Jun, 2 2006 @ 12:06 AM
The governor of California, Arnold, has come to an agreement with President Bush to finally send the California National guard to the border region.
Even though Arnold is a Republican he held out longer than other Democratic governors. The cost of sending and maintanaing the guard will be borne by
the national government(i.e. the taxpayers)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed Thursday to send the California National Guard to the Mexican border, ending a 17-day
standoff with the Bush administration.The document also contains a provision allowing the border governors to decline to participate in any part of
the mission they deem inappropriate.
Schwarzenegger's decision ended an awkward period for the Republican governor. He held out longer than Democratic governors in Arizona and New Mexico
before saying he would send troops.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
Clearly President Bush and Governor Schwarzenegger were no on the same sheet of music. The governor may merely have been trying to delay the move to
court the hispanic vote in California. In any event Arnold has continued a trend among Republicans of not falling in line with the President.
Actually neither of these two Republican have been too popular of late.
It looks like Bush blinked first in this stand-off, however because the Feds will be picking up the bill. Arnold has learned something in his tenure
as Governor of California, he is going to get the agreement in writing. Good advice to any one who has dealings with the Bush regime.
[edit on 5-6-2006 by UM_Gazz]