Next year's Super Tuesday Presidential primary in the first week of February got a huge boost last week when Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger agreed that California would participate. It turned his state's voters into key players in deciding who will be each party's nominee. NBC's Campbell Brown observed that it also elevates Schwarzenegger himself into the role of kingmaker--but in which party? Nominally a Republican, Brown pointed out that conservative talkradio host Rush Limbaugh called him "a Democrat pretending to be a Republican" with his support for universal healthcare, limits on greenhouse gasses and stem-cell research. Schwarzenegger responded: "Limbaugh is irrelevant. I am not his servant. I am the people's servant." Then he lit up a giant cigar.
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