Schwarzenegger: In lieutenant governor sequel, Maldonado may win gold


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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday formally withdrew his nomination of state Sen. Abel Maldonado for the vacant lieutenant governor’s post and promptly submitted it to lawmakers again. The Democratic-controlled Assembly last week did not confirm the Republican Maldonado after several rounds of voting. The governor called that ‘hyperpartisan politics at its worst.’ Why should this time be different?

‘I’m a big believer that sequels can be better than the original,’ Schwarzenegger said. ‘We’ve seen it now...over and over. T2…Get the DVD, you will see.’


‘Yesterday I watched television and we saw this Chinese figure-skating couple. I’m sure a lot of you saw it, and that couple won the gold. But they said afterwards that they have tried three times before to win the gold and now the fourth time they won the gold. ... You never give up.’

-- Michael Rothfeld in Sacramento