We've seen all kinds of
celebrity impersonators show up at car dealerships for a grand opening
or end-of-year sale. But to get the real deal, you need to do something
special. And guess what: the car dealership where Arnold celebrated his
car tax repeal today just happens to be owned by H.F. and Jane
Boeckmann, who contributed $52,400 to Arnold. Of course, $52K for
Arnold's appearance is a great deal considering the advertising that
Galpin Motors will get on drive time radio and the evening news.
The auto dealer lobby - the fourth biggest contributor to TeamArnold -
is also angling for a big celebrity endorsement of their proposed
November ballot initiative, which guts the law against deceptive
marketing. The Unfair Competition Law in dealers' sights is the
consumer's best safeguard against predatory financing and bait and
switches that are all too common on car lots. Talk about a car tax!