I arrived at the Cozy Diner in Chico at 7:35 a.m. and took the stool on the
end of the counter and had breakfast at a leisurely pace, since Gov.
Schwarzenegger was not expected until after 9 a.m.
As soon as regular Chicoans got up from a booth, the Schwarzenegger team
placed Republican activists with Arnold stickers on their jackets in the
So, when Schwarzenegger arrived he only went to the booths with the happy
faces. Like with those phony rigged Town Halls with activists, I guess
Schwarzenegger is even afraid to hear from average working Californians in
restaurants. Everything is a stage event or props. I was asked by the
Schwarzenegger people to leave the restaurant before he got there but like
with Rosa Parks I didn’t give up my seat and, besides, I hadn’t finished my
Bob Mulholland, Chico
Mulholland is political director of the state Democratic Party