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Arnold Unplugged

Greg Palast, _October 4, 2003

 

 

It's hasta la vista to $9 billion if the Governator is selected

 

It's not what Arnold Schwarzenegger did to the girls a decade back that should raise an eyebrow. According to a series of memoranda our office obtained today, it's his dalliance with the boys in a hotel room just two years ago that's the real scandal.

 

The wannabe governor has yet to deny that on May 17, 2001, at the Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles, he had consensual political intercourse with Enron chieftain Kenneth Lay. Also frolicking with Arnold and Ken was convicted stock swindler Mike Milken.

 

Now, thirty-four pages of internal Enron memoranda have just come through this reporter's fax machine tell all about the tryst between Maria's husband and the corporate con men. It turns out that Schwarzenegger knowingly joined the hush-hush encounter as part of a campaign to sabotage a Davis-Bustamante plan to make Enron and other power pirates then ravaging California pay back the $9 billion in illicit profits they carried off.

 

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear. The biggest single threat to Ken Lay and the electricity lords is a private lawsuit filed last year under California's unique Civil Code provision 17200, the "Unfair Business Practices Act." This litigation, heading to trial now in Los Angeles, would make the power companies return the $9 billion they filched from California electricity and gas customers.

 

It takes real cojones to bring such a suit. Who's the plaintiff taking on the bad guys? Cruz Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor and reluctant leading candidate against Schwarzenegger.

 

Now follow the action. One month after Cruz brings suit, Enron's Lay calls an emergency secret meeting in L.A. of his political buck-buddies, including Arnold. Their plan, to undercut Davis (according to Enron memos) and "solve" the energy crisis -- that is, make the Bustamante legal threat go away. How can that be done? Follow the trail with me.

 

While Bustamante's kicking Enron butt in court, the Davis Administration is simultaneously demanding that George Bush's energy regulators order the $9 billion refund. Don't hold your breath: Bush's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is headed by a guy proposed by … Ken Lay.

 

But Bush's boys on the commission have a problem. The evidence against the electricity barons is rock solid: fraudulent reporting of sales transactions, megawatt "laundering," fake power delivery scheduling and straight out conspiracy (including meetings in hotel rooms).

 

So the Bush commissioners cook up a terrific scheme: charge the companies with conspiracy but offer them, behind closed doors, deals in which they have to pay only two cents on each dollar they filched.

 

Problem: the slap-on-the-wrist refunds won't sail if the Governor of California won't play along. Solution: Re-call the Governor.

 

New Problem: the guy most likely to replace Davis is not Mr. Musclehead, but Cruz Bustamante, even a bigger threat to the power companies than Davis. Solution: smear Cruz because -- heaven forbid! he took donations from Injuns (instead of Ken Lay).

 

The pay-off? Once Arnold is Governor, he blesses the sweetheart settlements with the power companies. When that happens, Bustamante's court cases are probably lost. There aren't many judges who will let a case go to trial to protect a state if that a governor has already allowed the matter to be "settled" by a regulatory agency.

 

So think about this. The state of California is in the hole by $8 billion for the coming year. That's chump change next to the $8 TRILLION in deficits and surplus losses planned and incurred by George Bush. Nevertheless, the $8 billion deficit is the hanging rope California's right wing is using to lynch Governor Davis.

 

Yet only Davis and Bustamante are taking direct action to get back the $9 billion that was vacuumed out of the state by Enron, Reliant, Dynegy, Williams Company and the other Texas bandits who squeezed the state by the bulbs.

 

But if Arnold is selected, it's 'hasta la vista' to the $9 billion. When the electricity emperors whistle, Arnold comes -- to the Peninsula Hotel or the Governor's mansion. The he-man turns pussycat and curls up in their lap.

 

I asked Mr. Muscle's PR people to comment on the new Enron memos -- and his strange silence on Bustamante's suit or Davis' petition. But Arnold was too busy shaving off his Hitlerian mustache to respond.

www.gregpalast.com

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Whoever wrote that article is clearly biased, and that shakes its

credibility. At least for me.

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I mean, I know the author is right there. But I've never heard of him,

and if he isn't backed by a major company, of course Arnolds legal

people aren't gonna take the time to answer or deny any claims.

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Guest BROWNer

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS UNBIASED NEWS, get that

in your head, ITS ALL BIASED.

 

and yes, palast is clearly biased.

palast is a BBC/Guardian investigative reporter.

his reports regularly get top slot on the BBC Newsnight.

he is the guy that broke the florida election scam.

he is the guy that broke stories on enron before

the collapse and the resultant catch up by cnn/abc/nbc/cbs/fox.

he has a huge ego and takes pot shots at american

journalists and media personalities whenever he can while pumping up

his own work. but his reports are on point and unfuckwithable.

thats why dude never gets published by big US print media or

gets any network airtime in the US.

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Originally posted by S@T@N

clearly biased

 

as in it comes right out in their speech. He doesn't even try to mask it.

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Am I the only one who gets annoyed reading shit that uses phrases like this (regardless of the message)?:

 

Here's the story Arnold doesn't want you to hear.

 

Now follow the action.

 

Follow the trail with me.

 

The pay-off?

 

So think about this.

 

The he-man turns pussycat and curls up in their lap.

 

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hahaha..

that's the palast steez.

he's a cocky biatch.

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If any of you photoshop heads could make a pictures of Arnold with a Hitler stach it would be appreciated.

 

oh yeah and Arnold is a fuckin' prick.

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No because he's a liar, has no experience, has no actual blueprints to improve California, dodges debates, wants to tax Indian casino's 1 billion dollars to save California's problems made by Sacramento, fails to answer questions with legitimate answers.

 

 

Oh yeah KILL WHITEY!!!

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who gives a fuck, when your competition consists of a black midget with an attitude and a B-list athlete, who gives a fuck what you do in a hotel room.

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Originally posted by type R

who gives a fuck, when your competition consists of a black midget with an attitude and a B-list athlete, who gives a fuck what you do in a hotel room.

 

Yeah, nevermind those pesky legitimate contenders.

 

/sarcasm

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ALCOHOLIA.

 

 

ps-fuck off arnold.

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Guest ikueism

arnold would be a good govenor...

just like how president clinton was a good president...

 

the people who should run the government shoul be

"Practical" people...practical people think practicaly.

 

face it arnold is a real person who thinks like u and me...

ive had the chance to meet arnold in person..and hes down ass fuck.

 

i think the pornstar bitch comes to florida to run for govenor.:lol:

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob

Yeah, nevermind those pesky legitimate contenders.

 

/sarcasm

 

 

yeah, if someone isnt a career politician, theyre not legit!

 

/sarcasm

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Originally posted by mapo returns

yeah, if someone isnt a career politician, theyre not legit!

 

/sarcasm

 

Yeahh ... because I neither inferred nor directly said that. You don't even make sense when you try to be an ass. Keep trying, though, troll.

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http://www.moveonpac.org/moveonpac/

 

i liked terminator and all

but this lecherous actor doesn't deserve to win a popularity contest where a governorship is the prize.

 

democracy has taken some huge hits in the pasat few years

the u.s. is in desperate need of serious reform..

 

but instead we could just chill with some fries and a coke and watch tv.

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob

Keep trying, though, troll.

 

 

 

Bahahahahaahaaahaha

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Originally posted by Poop Man Bob

Yeahh ... because I neither inferred nor directly said that. You don't even make sense when you try to be an ass. Keep trying, though, troll.

 

ok fair enough. but you did basically say that mary carey and gary coleman were not among the legitimate candidates.

 

so, who are the legit candidates?

 

davis, bustamante, mcclintock?

 

all career politicians.

 

what makes gary coleman not a legit candidate?

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Originally posted by mapo returns

what makes gary coleman not a legit candidate?

 

uh... 'what is:' his general lack of success at everything throughout his adult life?

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Originally posted by Smart

uh... 'what is:' his general lack of success at everything throughout his adult life?

 

that didnt stop george w. bush

 

besides, im looking for a serious answer.

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Originally posted by mapo returns

that didnt stop george w. bush

 

besides, im looking for a serious answer.

 

Other than Smart's obvious answer ...

 

How about this. He states, and I quote: "I am probably the most unqualified person to run for governor, but I’m willing to do it as a goof if you are."

 

If that doesn't satisfy you, nothing will.

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