Let them eat popsicles
|Ok, so I generally don't post entire press releases but this one that just came over the wire from Roger Salazar and the Democratic party is a gem:|
LET THEM EAT POPSICLES
The Governor’s office released a fact sheet yesterday with tips on how to survive California’s heat wave.
Listed among the suggestions are these gems of public policy genius:
“Dress in lightweight loose fitting clothing.”
“Encourage frozen treats such as ‘Popsicles’ between meals.” (Fact Sheet: Tips from State Agencies on How to Survive the Heat, Governor’s Office, 7/24/06)
Californians are suffering a record-breaking heat wave that has already caused death, brownouts and threatens the capacity of our energy infrastructure. “Gripped by a 10th straight day of 100-degree heat, California sweated out the possibility of more blackouts Tuesday as the number of suspected heat-related deaths climbed to at least 38...” (A.P., July 25, 2006)
While Californians are struggling to deal with the heat and the state is in desperate need of a long-term comprehensive energy plan that includes conservation strategies and investment in renewable fuels…our Governor suggests muu-muus and popsicles.
“While California is burning, Arnold is fiddling,” said Roger Salazar, Communications Director for the CDP Victory 2006. “Instead of marshalling the state's emergency resources, he's bouncing around in a campaign bus and suggesting we eat popsicles."
BTW - The Governor also ordered state agencies to keep all thermostats at 78 degrees, a practice he himself ignores.
According report in the Sacramento News and Review, “A source at the state Department of Conservation (DOC) recently described…the deep-freeze conditions instituted in honor of a recent visit from the Governator to the Renaissance Tower at 801 K Street. ‘Due to Schwarzenegger’s scheduled visit to the 20th floor of the department at 10:30 this morning, the building temperature was reduced to 60 degrees Fahrenheit ‘because that is the way the governor likes it…’” (Sacramento News and Review, July 15, 2004)
No word on whether he ordered a dozen fudgesicles for the room.