First, Governor Schwarzenegger put down Demcrats during the summer´s budget fight as “girlie men.”
Now he has referred to leaders of the Legislature´s Democratic majority as “losers.”
When was asked yesterday whether he´d listen to proposals from Democratic leaders to increase taxes to solve the state´s continuing fiscal problems.
The governor replied: “Why would I listen to losers?”
He said Democrats and “big spenders” had lost ballot measures in the San Francisco area and in Los Angeles, adding, “People don´t want to be taxed.”
Even before he concluded his remarks, Schwarzenegger attempted to recast his jeer to be aimed only at the idea of raising taxes — not at Democrats themselves.
The governor´s spokeswoman also offered the same clarification.