Bill Lockyer: Schwarzenegger's Too Bored to Balance the Budget

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Hayward's golden boy and state Treasurer Bill Lockyer took a few well-placed shots at the governor yesterday, calling him disengaged from the budget process and more interested in holding press conferences than securing California's financial future. "When I was doing it with Pete Wilson, he would have us in his office 10-12 hours a day, every day, or almost every day," he told the Sacramento Bee, adding that as Treasurer, he was tired of watching Schwarzenegger try to borrow his way out of his problems. As the Bee delicately notes, state politicians who make headlines by publicly attacking the governor are usually testing the waters for a run for higher office. Sure enough, Lockyer demurred when asked if he'll run for governor. "I'm watching," he said.

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