Schwarzenegger says tribal consultation 'misguided'
Monday, September 1, 2003

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the leading Republican in the California recall election, is criticizing Gov. Gray Davis (D) for an offer Davis made to tribes.

Davis is promising that he will consult with tribal leaders on the selection of appointees to the state's gaming board. He made the offer during a meeting with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association last week.

Schwarzenegger said Davis' offer of consultation was "unfortunate and misguided," the Associated Press reported. "It puts both the commission and the gaming tribes in a very bad position, creating potential questions of conflict and undermining the vital credibility of the commission itself," he said in a statement.

Schwarzenegger says tribes are "special interests" and that he won't take money from them.

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