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Monday, October 08, 2007

Arnold Stabs Sick Children In The Back On S-CHIP

I was actually looking at this Robert Novak column for another reason, but this is a bit worth mentioning. Seems that our post-partisan governor toed the party line, when push came to shove.

While 19 of 22 Republican governors once favored the Democratic bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), only two signed a Tuesday letter to President Bush urging him to sign the measure.

Health and Human Services Secretary Michael Leavitt, a former governor of Utah, helped bring around his former colleagues. Even California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a presumed supporter of the SCHIP bill, joined his fellow Republicans. The only GOP governors signing the letter were Connecticut's Jodi Rell and Utah's Jon Huntsman (following the lead of his state's Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch).

So the governor of UTAH has more courage of his convictions than our Arnold. Classy move.

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