"He calls himself the green governor and I would agree with that. He's molding."
--Irvine insurance broker Ira Forkish in today's Washington Post
article, "Arnold Schwarzenegger on the outs in California's Republican Party
." Among other points, Sandhya Somashekhar's story notes that Schwarzenegger's approval rating is below 25 percent while the state's budget deficit, a yearly crisis the actor-turned-politician promised to tackle, now hovers around $20 billion. Both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are treating the Republican governor like a skunk with overly-aggressive anal scent glands.