That, and other news, in today’s Political Panorama.
First off: Wilshire & Washington passes the two year mark today. On this birthday I’d like to thank everyone for all of the support, comments and readership, for putting up with the frivolous along with the serious, and a few typos along the way. It’s been a great ride, more so as this historic election day approaches.
A few items to share:
Director’s Donation: Steven Spielberg has donated $100,000 to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ballot measure committtee on Thursday, reports Shane Goldmacher of the Sacramento Bee. The director gave $100,000 to Schwarzenegger’s ballot committee in 2004, and gave him $22,300 for his reelection effort in 2006.
Schwarzenegger is raising money to pass Proposition 11, the redistricting measure.
Marriage Moment: Spielberg also has donated $100,000 to opponents of Proposition 8, a state constitutional ban on gay marriage. The No on 8 campaign, emboldened by a new infusion of money, unveiled a new ad in response to a Yes on 8 spot. Here’s both of them:
Meanwhile, some business donors to No on 8 have been targeted with threatening letters. The San Jose Mercury News reports that the letter says, “Make a donation of a like amount to ProtectMarriage.com which will help us correct this error. Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. … The names of any companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to ProtectMarriage.com but have given to Equality California will be published.”
Palin’s Makeup: The New York Times reports that the highest paid staffer on the McCain campaign in the first two weeks of October was Amy Strozzi, nominated for an Emmy for her makeup work on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance?”,