Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
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Schwarzenegger picks person to head transition team. ick.

The person in charge of Schwarzenegger's transition team (and who will oversee the choices made for appointees) is David Dreier, a longtime, Pete Wilson-era Republican congressman from the San Gabriel valley in SoCal.

So, given that Dreier is basically handpicking Schwarzenegger's staff, it might be worth examining what his positions are on the issues...


Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
Voted YES on federal crime to harm fetus while committing other crimes. (Apr 2001)
Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
Voted YES on Amendment to prohibit burning the US flag. (Jun 1999)
Voted YES on allowing race to be an issue in college admissions. (May 1998)
Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
Voted NO on maintaining right of habeus corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer. (Jan 2001)
Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
Voted NO on banning soft money political donations. (Sep 1999)
Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
Opposes allowing US troops to be under UN command
Strongly in favor of more defense spending.
Opposes bilingual education. (Jul 2001)
Supports limiting welfare to 2 years & cutting welfare payments. (Sep 1994)
Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules, essentially making ergonomics not a worker safety issue.
Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox, keeping future benefits untouchable by the Federal government.
Blanket support for Bush tax policies and for the "war on terror".
Voted YES on government tax breaks for religious organizations. (Jul 2001)

It's worth mentioning that Dreier was also a dupe of Katrina Leung, a Chinese spy who passed along nuclear secrets to the Chinese government while donating heavily to Dreier's political campaign. David Dreier liked Katrina Leung so much, in fact, that he appointed her as a voting member for California's Republican Party central committee.

It's bad enough having to deal with Schwarzenegger as governor, but I think we're going to see how much it sucks when we have to put up with all of his friends too...
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