In his endorsement for Steve Poizner, McClintock touts the fact that he warned Californians about Arnold Schwarzenegger. What Tom fails to mention is that after losing the governor's race to Arnold in 2003, he later endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger for a second term as governor. This was despite the fact that Arnold had promoted gun-grabbing, open borders, stem cell research funding, homosexual agenda bills, etc. During Arnold's 2006 campaign, McClintock spoke fervently of the need to keep Schwarzenegger in office. McClintock gave a speech insisting on "our party's responsibility to work tirelessly to reelect this Republican governor", adding "I view any effort to attack Governor Schwarzenegger as an attack on my own candidacy and those of every Republican seeking partisan office in 2006."
McClintock later endorsed CFR establishment's man Fred Thompson for president in 2008. Even after Thompson dropped out, McClintock told this writer that he's 'not sure Ron Paul is not presidential timbre', and refused to endorse him. You can revisit all the gory details of McClintock's bizarre flip-flops in my article Which Big-Government Socialist Will Tom McClintock Endorse Next?
In another show of support, McClintock endorsed John Campbell for Congress over Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist. Campbell has since towed the neocon line, rejecting a timetable for the withdrawal from Iraq, voting yes on the Military Commissions Act, and voting no on a proposed ban on cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of detainees held by U.S. forces. Campbell also voted to give spy agencies expanded power to eavesdrop without a court order.
I should point out that I supported McClintock for governor during the 2003 recall. I attended the debates, met him several times, volunteered for his campaign, and steadfastly opposed the evil un-American tyrant Arnold Schwarzenegger. So much so, in fact, that KNBC Channel 4 News covered my protest [at minute 5] of Arnold after he won and met George Bush in California as governor for the first time. Sad to say that McClintock has turned out to be just another political hack, whose endorsements amount to poppycock. Individual freedom and limited government, eh Tom? Guffaw.
Do not mistake this column as any sort of endorsement for Whitman. She endorsed John McCain, that's all anyone needs to know. I suggest voters check out Independent Party candidate Chelene Nightingale: California governor candidate Chelene Nightingale: "Why can't we question what happened with 9/11?"
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