Happy New Year! And California has a Happy New Governor. Can you tell I’m thrilled?
In a no-frills ceremony, Scary Brown was sworn in, while Gray Davis and outgoing Governator Arnold smiled, both probably gloating over the mess they left Governor Brown x3 that he’ll probably not get cleaned up in the next four years. My husband and I are contemplating the celebrity threat of 2000-2008: we’re moving to Europe. But first we have to find work, so basically, we’re in the same boat we’re in here. Sigh. Might as well stay…
One of those controversial messes the Governator left was reducing the manslaughter sentence of Esteban Nuñez, former Assembly speaker Fabian Nuñez’ son. Arnie cut the young man’s sentence from 16 years to seven. Wonder what Fabian did for Arnie to get such a hurried and huge favor?
Apparently the San Diego County District Attorney is pissed, and looking into the legalities of this executive commutation, as it was done in a hurry, and didn’t follow proper procedure. I’m sure Arnie has already put it behind him. He will simply go back to Hollywood, make more movies and rewrite his legacy, whatever that may be. Thankfully, he can’t run for President, so we’ll be content with his celluloid/digital creations for some time to come.
And on a lighter, and much more well-written note, the only thing worth reading on Newsweek/The Daily Beast: George Will’s 2010 recap. Read it, marvel and laugh. More Stimulating than the Stimulus.