I thought Arnold was opposed to ‘special interests’

Schwarzenegger’s secret party line.

Big contributors to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) get “a secret telephone number that grants them access to his closest advisors and even the governor himself,” the Los Angeles Times reports. “Twice a month, donors can become insiders’ insiders — invited to participate in conference calls featuring information about Schwarzenegger

Such a secret phone line of course is not used by 5-figure contributors to learn what Schwarzenegger is doing, rather it’s their conduit to him to insure their investments in him reap financial and political rewards. He’s hardly the only politician participating in such a corrupt system, but he sure was a pompous blowhard bleating about how he was opposed to special interests while he was running for governor. Now he’s given them a special phone line.