Well, did you see this one coming?
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today pulled his support for the controversial Tranquillon Ridge oil drilling project, effectively killing a project that had only become more controversial ever since he endorsed it more than a year ago.
"That will not happen in California," said Schwarzenegger in an unexpected comment as part of what was otherwise a routine event announcing the start of fire season.
I bet Steve Poizner thought he was going to have a George Bush moment.
You might remember in one of the 2000 presidential debates, Bush was in the middle of answering a question when Al Gore suddenly walked over into Dubya's personal space and Bush, though caught a bit off guard, kept on message.
Maybe it was just me who instantly thought of that event during last night's debate in San Jose, when Meg Whitman got up off of her chair and approached Poizner's chair while he was standing and speaking. He quickly glanced at her (what are you doing, Meg?), only to find her... well... picking up the pitcher of water on his table and taking it over to hers to refill her glass.
Conflict avoided, thus leaving plenty of time for all sorts of other conflict which I, as the moderator for the debate, got to see up close.