Schwarzenegger Bashes Texas Rangers, Oil Companies in a Jab Against Prop 23

November 02, 2010 | Last updated: July 31, 2020

The California-Texas World Series match-up — decided last night in favor of the San Francisco Giants — is spilling out into the voting booth, reports the Sacramento Bee:

In a single sentence, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger found a way Monday both to congratulate the Giants and to throw a political jab at Proposition 23, which would suspend the state’s landmark greenhouse gas emissions law.

“The San Francisco Giants defeated the Texas Rangers tonight, just like California voters are going to defeat the attempts of dirty Texas oil companies to undo our clean energy laws at the polls tomorrow,” he said in a written statement.

Schwarzenegger has remained pretty firm in his environmental beliefs amid a growing wave of GOP climate skepticism, making him something of an endangered species among Republican politicians these days. Like Gov. Charlie Crist (R/I-Fla.), he’ll soon be out of office, and the number of Republicans who believe in and care about climate change will receive yet another significant blow.