Arnold: Still Acting

Taking his cues from the Bush administration, Gov. Schwarzenegger has used taxpayer money to produce a spate of “news” features promoting his administration’s policies. He seems to have drawn on past experience for the education video:

“Unlike the other tapes that have been released, the video focusing on merit pay and tenure features images of the governor. The video opens with a shot of Schwarzenegger at a news conference being introduced by a woman who proclaims: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, again, your A-plus governor — Arnold Schwarzenegger.’ A narrator briefly describes the proposal as the screen fills with footage of the governor touring a classroom with young children.” [LA Times, 3/10/05]