Arnold Is Just Playing At Strike Mediating

I’ll believe it when I see it if The Governator settles the strike. Given Schwarzenegger’s past attitudes towards writers (saying to hell with them when he was an actor), his recent comments (equating writers with rich studio heads), and his anti-union political activities (trying to limit unions’ political clout during his first term), it’s hard to imagine he even knows what middle ground is supposed to be for this labor action. Especially since the Hollywood moguls gave big bucks to his re-election campaign; they tell Arnie what to do, not the other way around. It’s mere PR that he’s scheduled a few meetings. (Hell, at this frustrating point the WGA would accept an offer from Linda Hamilton to help restart talks…) I say the chances of his making any progress in this strike are like his chances of ever winning an Oscar: futile.

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