Don't Piss Off Arnold

Or else. Rick Hertzberg first rumbled Schwarzenegger's disgruntlement with the GOP, and suggested that was why he helped scotch a devious Republican plan to squeeze more electoral votes out of California. Matt concurs:

Anybody remember the first Republican debate, on MSNBC back in May? I’ll bet Arnold does. He was in the front row at the Reagan Library when Chris Matthews asked the ten candidates if they would support changing the Constitution ever so slightly to make naturalized citizens eligible for the presidency. The vote onstage was eight to one against. (The one was Giuliani; McCain said he’d "seriously consider it," which I count as an abstention.) Eight to one, in other words, in favor of crushing the ultimate and perfectly legitimate dream of the distinguished Governor of California.

If I were Schwarzenegger, I wouldn’t lift a finger to help these bozos.

Me neither. We body-building non-natives need to stick together.