March 15, 2006, - 4:16 pm

“Meathead” Rob Reiner in Hot Water; Arnold Connection

By Debbie Schlussel
Remember the annoying, heavy-handed liberal character, “Meathead,” on “All in the Family”?
Meet “Meathead” in government. Not a pretty sight. And yet another argument against actors and celebs getting into politics . . . from either party.
As chief of California’s “First 5 Children and Families Commission,” actor/filmmaker Rob Reiner is in hot water from both California Republicans AND Democrats.
“Meathead” wasted millions–at least $23 million–of California taxpayer money to run radio ads touting the benefits of preschool, at the same time that he was collecting signatures for his June ballot initiative to soak the rich to pay for free pre-school. And he used these publicly-funded ads to push his ballot initiative. Not kosher (maybe Halal, though).

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“Meathead” Rob Reiner: Annoying Then & Now

Apparently “Meathead” has aspirations for higher office, but he faces possible ethics charges and is under investigation. And there’s more. USA Today details the whole thing, including an unscrupulous relationship between Reiner and his consultants, including paying the same PR firm for both the state ads and his ballot initiative. Sweetheart deal? Sure sounds like it.
There’s an Arnold connection, which reaffirms why we don’t like him in office either. Both the Kindergarten Gov. and Meathead pushed a similar soak-the-taxpayers initiative that funds Midnight Basketball-style afterschool programs in California, at the same time that Reiner headed the same state-funded commission. Was tax money used then?
Big actors into even bigger government. Time to end the bloat–of both egos and budgets.

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6 Responses

Meathead has been a leading contender on my nudnik(pest)/shitlist,since he became a leader(not “leader”)in the movement that made smokers either equal to Nazi war criminals or at least the most discriminated against minority in The US.This latest shtik of his is no surprise

jaywilton on March 15, 2006 at 7:05 pm

I know this is probally not news to Deb but most politicians have a soak it to the taxpayers mentaility, it is’nt just Hollywood types.
Raymond B
http://www.voteswagon.com

raymondb.voteswagon.com on March 15, 2006 at 10:06 pm

You know something Debbie? Even back in the early 1970′s Meatheads liberal arguments on “All In The Family” sounded dated and tired. Archie may have been ignorant but he in a crude sense had more common sense then son-in-law Mike the Meathead.

Ripper on March 16, 2006 at 8:36 am

I live in Southern California and cannot understand why this guy is not in prison. He has a long history of putting propositions on the ballot under false pretenses
He raised the tax on cigarettes that was supposed to fund health care and advertise against smoking but the money as usual was never spent on those items.
…and he wants to do it again.
Arnold should have this guy investigated and tried for fraud.Meathead is a Communist, has been washed-up actor and a crook to boot.

ScottyDog on March 16, 2006 at 11:07 am

I would like to take a moment here to inform “Meathead” that, just because you have a pointy head doesn’t mean your sharp.

Swamp Rabbit on March 16, 2006 at 1:21 pm

ScottyDog:All the arnolds and all the Reiners here in the so.land and calif.are best buds.

danny on March 16, 2006 at 5:39 pm

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