Arnold Schwarzengger rode into
office looking like Paul Revere – sounding the alarm about special
interests invading Sacramento. Now details emerging about upcoming GOP
fundraisers featuring Schwarzenegger show that he’s really just riding
a Polo pony. Arnold, man of the people, will spend a Thursday during
budget season taking in the Sport of Kings.
An ArnoldWatch Tipster reveals that Arnold’s appearance at a May 27th
fundraiser for Sen. Tom McClintock will feature a professional polo
match at the exclusive Carpinteria ranch of Patrick Nesbitt. (See Mr.
Nesbitt’s polo profile at http://www.polobarn.com/profiles/profiles_L_M_N_O_P/profiles_pnesbitt.html)
Instead of charging by the plate, this fundraiser will charge by the
picture. For $5,000, donors get one picture taken with the Guv and
McClintock. For 10 grand, you can get two.
While the event is reportedly for McClintock, everyone knows that the
big donors are ponying up for Arnold. More importantly, since
McClintock is only allowed to accept $3,200 from each donor, anyone
that wants a $5K photo will have to write a second check to someone
other than McClintock. Where will that dough go? Betting money is on
the horse with the muscles and the stogie.
Paid photo ops, polo, five figure contributions and questions about
where the money is going… all while a budget is being deliberated in
the state house. Smell like business as usual? Check the stables.