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Arnold Schwarzenegger is the new governor-elect of California. He’s fairly liberal on social issues, and pretty conservative on economic issues. Although I agree more with the politics of Tom McClintock, he’s not a leader. If you watched him in the last debate, he’s got some very good points but he’s just not a leader. Arnold is.

Another reason why I’m glad Arnold won the election is for one main reason — he’s not a politician. I’ve believed for quite some time that the problem with federal, state, and local governments is because there are too many politicians in politics! Arnold is not a politician, and that’s what I like about him. He hasn’t been swept up in all of the political corruption that many politicians have.

Regarding whether or not I agreed with the electin in the first place, my feelings are mixed. On one hand, some are calling it a political power grab from the Republicans. Gray Davis did win the election last year. However, if you saw the statistics for the vote Republicans lost nearly all positions to Democrats by a very slim margin… including the Governor’s position. For me, I didn’t like either candidate (Davis or Simon). So it was a matter of choosing the lesser of two evils. But the Governor’s position is supposed to be for a term of 4 years once elected, and there’s a certain sacredness about that.

On the other hand, I don’t like Davis. Besides disagreeing with his politics, I don’t like many of the choices he made or the money that was taken out of my hard-earned paycheck in the form of State Taxes that was horribly mis-spent. Now there will be a conservative in office (well, economically anyways) and I like that. So, like I said, my feelings are mixed.

Anyways, I just wanted to say congratulations to Arnold, as the next governor of Cah-Lee-Foh-Nee-Ahh

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.