Reporting from Sacramento -- For years, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has treated fellow Republicans with a combination of indifference and thinly veiled contempt.
Now, as they vie to succeed him in 2010, the party's two leading candidates for governor are responding in similar fashion.
Amid all this bickering and backbiting, it appears that the current crop of legislators have really forgotten who they work for: the citizens of the state of California. The only goal is winning - and holding - a position in state government, period, end of discussion, with these people. And people are voting with their feet to "get the heck out of Dodge", before the situation gets worse.
As reported on Dec 23, 2008 at:
"From 2007 to 2008, California had the biggest net loss of people moving to other states — more than 144,000 people. It was followed by New York, Michigan, New Jersey and Illinois."
This is the first time in a long time we've looked at numbers like that from California.
And they may well get worse.