Friday, August 15, 2003

Fair and Balanced look at crooked politics: It's been around a bit about who Ahnold has hired to run his campaign to get 20% of the vote: former governor Pete Wilson, who's arguably more hated in California than Gray Davis, and wife beater Don Sipple, among others.

Well, 'among others' apparently refers to the group that hatched a scheme to help disgraced former California Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush. The scheme was to use money from a settlement over insurance companies' bilking of policyholders after the 1994 Northridge quake. That money was put into a P.R. campaign that essentially amounted to Chuck Quackenbush campaign ads. Sipple was part of that group as well. Quackenbush ended up resigning over that flap and left California altogether. The Sacramento Bee rightly asks about how well we could trust Ahnold's promise to clean up California gummint when he's so apparently willfully ignorant about the scandals caused by his own team.

It's Fair and Balanced because it's true.

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