Nurses Take on the $50 Million Man

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Governor Schwarzenegger told
the LA Times Saturday that he would raise about $50 million for his
2005 special election ballot initiative campaigns from national
sources. Wall Street has the biggest interest in Schwarzenegger’s plot
to privatize public pension funds, so you can bet the investment
bankers will kick in big to get corporate reformers at CALPERS off
their backs and to get their hands on hundreds of millions of more
dollars in 401k funds. The Governor has put a big for sale sign on the
California ballot initiative process and is marketing himself across
America as a celebrity salesman who can peddle snake oil simply by
claiming those against him – a.k.a. non-Schwarzenegger donors – are the
"special interests."

As Arnold goes national with hands out for money, California nurses –
who the Gov labeled a "special interest" for criticizing his rollback
of patient safety rules – are going national with a TV advertisement
that tells America what Arnold really stands for and who he stands
against. The advertisement – which can be watched at – was created by "Outfoxed" director Robert
Greenwald, who volunteered for the project. When A&E repeats its
bio-pic "Run, Arnold, Run" Wednesday night, Americans will also see the
60 second Greenwald spot that separates the facts about Arnold from the
fiction. The nurses ad will also air on CNN and other cable stations
all week. We’ll see how Arnold runs from that.

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