Top Contributors To Arnold [Schwarzenegger] By Industry
The chart (from ArnoldWatch.org) includes this Arnold quote: "Any of those kinds of real big, powerful special interests, if you take money from them you owe them something".
Schwarzenegger is turning increasingly to a core group of 10 old friends and business associates to help bankroll his campaigns.
They're led by Paul Folino, head of an Orange County high tech firm, who has given nearly $1.4 million beginning with Proposition 49...
The list also includes Jerry Perenchio, head of Univision, the nation's largest Spanish language television network; financiers Robert Day, Timothy Draper and Lawrence Dodge; developers Alex Spanos and William Lyon; dot-com entrepreneur Todd Wagner; Howard Lester of Williams-Sonoma and William Cronk of Dreyer's Ice Cream.
There's no way to prove that Arnold getting money from Jerry Perenchio has lead to Arnold's new-found support for driver's licenses for illegal aliens:
Though he campaigned hard against it, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is negotiating with a Democratic state lawmaker to draft a bill that would grant driver's licenses to illegal aliens...
Schwarzenegger said his office has been working closely to craft a successor to SB 60 with state Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, a former member of MeCha, the radical Latino student movement demanding annexation of all southwestern states.
Bustamante's ties with MEChA lead to his defeat. Now we've got someone who's working with former MEChA member Gil Cedillo to get illegal aliens to the DMV where they can pick up their driver's licenses and perhaps register to vote under MotorVoter.
Maybe it's time for Instant Recall Part 2.
UPDATE: Arnold would do well to recall the following:
Just last year, California Gov. Gray Davis was hurt in his bid to stave off a recall when he signed a bill to let illegal immigrants obtain state driver's licenses. The new governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, pushed a repeal of that provision through the legislature.
An exit poll commissioned by the Federation for American Immigration Reform showed that 30 percent of California voters said they were somewhat or much more likely to vote against Mr. Davis because he signed the law. Only 8 percent of voters were somewhat or much more likely to support him because of it.