Today the push begins to
qualify a ballot initiative for a car buyers’ bill of rights that
allows a three day cooling off period after a car sale and sets limits
on dealer markups. Arnold vetoed a similar measure last year; now he’ll
have to decide whether to go on television to sell the car dealers’
opposition to the ballot measure. Will Arnold be with car buyers or car
Schwarzenegger has received $1,175,435.12 from the auto industry.
That’s a pretty good down payment for his role as a celebrity
spokesman. If there were truth in advertising any dealer ad featuring
Arnold would disclose: "And the Governor of the State of California is
being brought to you today by Hitchcock Automotive Group ($102,385.12),
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. ($100,000), and Galpin Motors owners
Herbert F. & Jane Boeckmann ($97,000)."