Reiss looking back
|CW's Anthony York has a sit-down with Bonnie Reiss, the governor's close friend and a top adviser, as she leaves Sacramento.|
Here's one telling passage:
That night, Schwarzenegger's political advisers from his Proposition 49 campaign, including George Gorton and Bob White, were huddled at the house trying to cram for the historic election to come. That's when the actor and his wife called Reiss.
"Maria and Arnold called me that night and they said, 'Listen, a bunch of these guys are over here talking, but there's one thing we need. These people are all experienced and good, but none of them go back with Arnold. We need someone whose brain we trust and we know will have our backs. Can you show up tomorrow at the office, get with the team, start to be involved as a senior adviser in the team? And that began it."