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California at the Crossroads

A blockbuster budget crisis.

11:00 PM, Feb 4, 2009 • By BILL WHALEN
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Think of it as a possible sequel to the recall that swept Schwarzenegger into power--and a script that Arnold might have a hard time resisting. For if Schwarzenegger became the star of the show, as he did in 2003, it might be his one last best chance to depart the political stage in a way that's decidedly--well, cinematic.

Bill Whalen, a Hoover Institution research fellow, analyzes California and national politics.