ACTION UM, HOLD ON A SECOND….Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday on a visit to Sacramento:
“Action, action, action, action ? that’s what people have voted me into this office for,” Schwarzenegger told reporters as he began a late-afternoon meeting with the top two party leaders from both houses of the Legislature. “They wanted to have a governor that is filled with action, that performs and that represents the people, and that’s what I’m here to do.”
On his second day of meetings with state officials, the incoming governor emerged sobered from a 35-minute morning tutorial with state Treasurer Phil Angelides….
“The problem was created over the last five years, and so you can’t expect that — even though I’ve played very, very heroic characters in the movies, but you can’t expect me to walk into his office and all of a sudden come out with the answers,” said the governor-elect, whose usual ebullience was dampened after the meeting. “It will take a while to resolve those problems. They are very difficult problems, and we are really in a disastrous situation financially.”
So much for action, action, action, and that was after a single 35-minute meeting. I wonder how he’s going to feel after a whole week?