Arnold Schwarzenegger, campaigning for a special election of his pet ballot initiatives, is telling George Bush to talk to the hand.
Schwarzenegger made clear he was miffed that Bush planned to collect $1 million for the Republican National Committee tonight at a dinner for 100 couples at a home in the Beverly Hills area.
"We would have appreciated if he would have done his fundraising after the Nov. 8 election, because you know we need now all the money in the world," Schwarzenegger said. "We want to make sure that we win, that we can have our TV spots out there on television, which is very important."
Responding to questions about Bush's visit, Schwarzenegger stressed his "good working relationship" with the president. But he rejected Bush's invitation to join him Friday morning near Simi Valley to dedicate the new Air Force One exhibit at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Schwarzenegger said he could not attend because he and his staff were "very busy in our campaigning up and down the state."
John McCain was in California campaigning with the Governator just last week.