Arnold Schwarzenegger Attacks 'Black Oil Hearts' Of Valero, Koch
Proposition 23: Arnold Schwarzenegger Commonwealth Club Speech Slams Texas Oil Companies, Velro, Koch Industries, Tesaro, (video)
Sounding more like an environmental activist than the Republican Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger slammed Texas oil companies like Valero, Koch Industries, and Tesaro, that are supporting Proposition 23.
Governor Schwarzenegger told the Commonwealth Club in Santa Clara (see video)
"Does anyone really believe that these companies, out of the goodness of their black oil hearts, are spending millions and millions of dollars to protect jobs?
This is like Eva Braun writing a kosher cookbook. It's not about jobs at all, ladies and gentlemen. It's about their ability to pollute and thus protect their profits."
Proposition 23 is the ballot proposal that would suspend California's carbon regulation law (AB 32) until unemployment in California falls to 5.5% - something that has only happened occasionally in California's recent history. Recent polls show California.
Arnold Scharzenegger is taking to the streets to appealing to Californians to reject Proposition 23 saying things like "California is the nation's last hope for energy change,"and "I think we have enough wars in the middle east because of oil don't you think you (applause)?"
Indeed, Schwarzenegger's Commonwealth Club speech could be called Arnold Schwarzenegger Anti-Oil Speech.
With a high priced pro-Proposition 23 ad campaign, the oil lobby in California is hoping the ballot measure will pass when Californians vote in the mid-term election.
The measure was the brain child of a state legislator, a Sacramento lobbyist who has represented tobacco companies and two oil refiners.
By early October, Valero Energy, the nation's biggest refiner, had poured $4 million into an ad campaign, public records show. Tesoro, the other refiner, has matched that, a company official said. The Koch brothers, who have supported the tea party movement and other conservative causes, added more than $1 million. Other donors brought the total to $16 million.