AirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1779 times:
Riddle me this - if Arnold genuinely feels that VirginAmerica should have their operators license than like any politician, what would be so wrong with accepting political donations?
The only solution here is to eliminate the entire premise of political donations all together and force politicians to actually serve their constituents based off of what they actually need, as many politicians would argue that they already do.
Needless to say Virgin America is good for California even if they may not be entirely great for the US airline industry, and that is what the job of the Governor of CA is suppossed to do - promote business in his State.
Travelin man From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1754 times:
I don't care if a check was written or not. I agree that the review should be handled like any other, without all this protectionist BS. (Of course, if I had my way, I'd do away with the foreign ownership limitations altogether, but what do I know....)
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18297 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
Quoting AirRyan (Reply 3): if Arnold genuinely feels that VirginAmerica should have their operators license than like any politician, what would be so wrong with accepting political donations?
I don't think there was necessarily a check. It's a new business in California that will provide new jobs in his state; why wouldn't he support it? Moreover, both Arnold and Virgin America have a certain European je-ne-sais-quoi.