Bummer for Smith: Schwarzenegger bails out

Gordonsmithsad2Thursday's mega-fundraiser with Gordon Smith and Arnold Schwarzenegger ($25,000 top ticket) has been canceled.

From Jeff Mapes:

Schwarzenegger had arthroscopic knee surgery on Saturday and canceled some events because of that. But Julie Soderlund, a spokeswoman for the governor, said what's really keeping Schwarzenegger from traveling to Oregon is California's state budget stalemate.

"The governor's first priority is getting a budget negotiated for the state of California," said Soderlund, explaining that he isn't going out of state until it gets resolved. California has been without a state budget since the end of June.

Smith spokeswoman Lindsay Gilbride said the Portland fund-raiser has been tentatively rescheduled for Sept. 19.


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    I bet he even told Gordon Smith "I'll be back"

  • Samuel John Klein (unverified)

    When a marquee republican checks out of your fundraiser to actually concentrate on local issues, you know they think the handwriting's on the wall.

    I'll bet it wouldn't have made Cali's budgetary fortunes one iota better or worse if Arny spent one night in Portland with El Gordo.

  • joel dan walls (unverified)

    Bring on Clint Eastwood: "Go ahead, make my day."

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