Hasta la vista, baby?

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  1. ScreamingEagle
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) _ In a stinging rebuke from voters who elected him two years ago, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to reshape state government were rejected during a special election that darkened his prospects for a second term.

    The Republican governor and former Hollywood actor, who likes to say he can sell anything, on Tuesday saw all four of his signature ballot proposals rejected.

    The election pitted the once-dominant Republican governor against two of California's powerhouse political forces _ public employee unions and Democrats who control the Legislature.

    The unions spent millions of dollars to beat Schwarzenegger's propositions to limit the use of their member dues for political purposes, cap state spending, redraw legislative districts and restrict public school teacher tenure.

    It was a sobering evening for a man once considered among the most popular politicians in America. The contest represented the biggest test yet of a faltering Schwarzenegger's leadership.

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    Don't count Arnold out. The liberal media want Arnold to fail, and they'll use their resources to accomplish that. But Arnold's got good common sense and has a perspective on what needs to be done to correct California's massive problems. There's no doubt that he has an uphill battle on his hands, but he won't shirk from this challenge or let this setback derail him. I think he'll rebound.
     

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