As Arnold has twisted and
turned on the question of accepting campaign contributions, he has
always claimed that he wouldn’t take money from businesses that do
business with the state (see LA Times, 2/21/05).
But last week, Arnold’s administration signed a $20-$30 million
exclusive contract with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to provide rental
vehicles to state employees after Enterprise gave the Gov $90k in
Arnold can’t forget that he and his allies (correctly) beat up on Gray
Davis and top Davis advisor Susan Kennedy, now Arnold’s Chief of Staff,
for taking a $25K contribution from Oracle after signing a contract to
supply computer software to state agencies.
Looks like this holiday season Enterprise will be picking up more than
just customers, they’ll also be picking up a fat Christmas bonus from
taxpayers. If Arnold doesn’t want to be chased by the Gray Ghost of
Christmas Past he should return the $90k in contributions to
Enterprise, otherwise Arnold will look just like our last