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Hey what do you know, its almost time for another reality TV installment of Look whos running for California Governor but this time it looks like Stevey might have a go. Looky, looky ....

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...&sn=004&sc=802

http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000557055249/

http://arstechnica.com/journals/appl...2005/8/20/1013

I guess hes not taking Dell pouching in his education area lightly. Hmmm If I control the school funding then....
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I don't think he's ready quite yet to retire from Apple, nor do I think he'd make it in the political arena. Jobs has no patience.
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They mention Jerry Brown as a possible candidate, as in the Dead Kennedys song "California Ubber Alles" -

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president ...

Carter power will soon go away
I will be FÜhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school

California Über Alles
Über Alles California

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face
Close your eyes, can't happen here
Big Bro' on white horse is near
The hippies won't come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay

California Über Alles
Über Alles California

Now it is 1984
Knock knock at your front door
It's the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool neice
Come quietly to the camp
You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don't you worry, it's only a shower
For your clothes here's a pretty flower...
DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent's egg's already hatched
You will creak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown

California Über Alles
Über Alles California
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Originally posted by Splinemodel
I don't think he's ready quite yet to retire from Apple, nor do I think he'd make it in the political arena. Jobs has no patience.

He also gets nervous in front of crowds.
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Here's my immigration policy, boom. Here's how we do taxes... boom. Isn't that neat? Boom, boom. This is education, boom. Boom. Here's that again, boom. Boom.
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Originally posted by BRussell
Here's my immigration policy, boom. Here's how we do taxes... boom. Isn't that neat? Boom, boom. This is education, boom. Boom. Here's that again, boom. Boom.

Are you suggesting that he will shoot everyone?
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While an improvement over Schwarzenegger, I do not feel that Steve Jobs would make a good governor either. At least I'm confident that Steve Jobs would have the balls to stand up to big money and try to improve things.
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Originally posted by Xool
While an improvement over Schwarzenegger, I do not feel that Steve Jobs would make a good governor either. At least I'm confident that Steve Jobs would have the balls to stand up to big money and try to improve things.

The people he would need to stand up to are the voters - they are the ones that screw everything up with all their stupid "don't tax this or that" ballot measures.

$2000 property tax on a $40 million dollar mansion is way too low.
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Originally posted by e1618978
The people he would need to stand up to are the voters - they are the ones that screw everything up with all their stupid "don't tax this or that" ballot measures.

$2000 property tax on a $40 million dollar mansion is way too low.

I was thinking more along the lines of special interest groups, but the voters need to be told no from time to time. It helps if you do it nicely though.

I wonder if Steve's reality distortion field tm works in the realm of politics?
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e, outstanding! The DK's wrote some hard-hitting political satire in the guise of "Punk rock". Didn't always agree with their views but it was thought provoking and songs like C.U.A. had some mean hooks...

"Well you'll work harder
With a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers
Till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake"

Ah yes, it's a holiday in Cambodia...


OHH yeah, S. Jobs as Gov. Nahhhh...
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post #12 of 17
It would be fun...he would walk arround state buildings firing the riff raff...

Jobs"What do you do for me?"
guy"I am in charge of the highway dept, sir"
Jobs"What a crappy job you are doing, I havnt seen anything good from that division in months, and I hit a pothole on the interstate on my way to the office today...YOU'RE FIRED"
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post #13 of 17
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Originally posted by e1618978
The people he would need to stand up to are the voters

This is the crux of it isn't it. Voters seem to constantly want two things:

1. The governement to do more, and...
2. Lower taxes

"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship." -- Alexander Tyler

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Originally posted by Xool
but the voters need to be told no from time to time

Unfortunately, no one ever gets elected by telling the voters "no".

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Originally posted by slughead
He also gets nervous in front of crowds.

I hope you were kidding, right? Steve has the charisma of a thousand men, in front of a multi-thousand person audience each year.

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"Welcome everybody to this year's State of the State Address. Our folks at the state government have been working really hard on some really neat things, and we've got some great stuff for you today. So let's get started..."

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Originally posted by BRussell
Here's my immigration policy, boom. Here's how we do taxes... boom. Isn't that neat? Boom, boom. This is education, boom. Boom. Here's that again, boom. Boom.

+2

"One more thing...

You may have heard something about California secceeding from the United States..."
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He also gets nervous in front of crowds.

Yeah i was see its face. Its really nervous.
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Brilliant!
But we've got one more thing...

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"Welcome everybody to this year's State of the State Address. Our folks at the state government have been working really hard on some really neat things, and we've got some great stuff for you today. So let's get started..."

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Originally Posted by BRussell View Post

Here's my immigration policy, boom. Here's how we do taxes... boom. Isn't that neat? Boom, boom. This is education, boom. Boom. Here's that again, boom. Boom.

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It would be fun...he would walk arround state buildings firing the riff raff...

Jobs"What do you do for me?"
guy"I am in charge of the highway dept, sir"
Jobs"What a crappy job you are doing, I havnt seen anything good from that division in months, and I hit a pothole on the interstate on my way to the office today...YOU'RE FIRED"
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Originally Posted by e1618978 View Post

The people he would need to stand up to are the voters - they are the ones that screw everything up with all their stupid "don't tax this or that" ballot measures.

You're kidding right? We have he nations highest income tax, highest state sales tax rate, highest gas tax, and highest corporate tax in the west.

Californians are taxed enough. Period. No, I don't want my car tax tripled, no I don't want my property tax to go up. And no, I don't want to pay any more in sales tax. I want our state to handle it's spending problem. Revenues are up 40% vs. when Ahnald took office from Gumby and where are we? Don't tell me "it's a revenue problem" cause it's not. It's a spending problem that the Governator was supposed to do something about and he didn't.
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