Arnold Takes Sharp Turn to the Left

Campaign for Children and Families President Randy Thomasson does a good job summing up California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s choice of liberal Susan Kennedy as his chief of staff.

“Arnold Schwarzenegger has become a liberal Democrat. By placing a leading homosexual, pro-abortion Democrat activist in charge of his entire administration, Arnold has taken a disastrous turn to the left. Conservative voters who supported him are waking up from their dream and stepping into reality – and the reality stinks. This is like George W. Bush appointing Hillary Clinton to be in charge of his administration. It’s utterly ridiculous. Why doesn’t Arnold get honest and just leave the Republican Party?”

Kennedy was previously cabinet secretary in liberal Democrat Gov. Gray Davis’ administration, communications director to liberal U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, executive director for the California Democratic Party, and executive director of the California Abortion Rights Action League.

What exactly was Arnold thinking? Perhaps the recent defeat of the reform initiatives before California voters has him thinking he must move to the left. That’s the wrong move, Governator.