The Palestinians and Israelis can fashion a comprehensive peace on their own, outside of Bush's insincere "Road Map." But it will take courage and commitment -- and a joint effort to deny extremists on both side a veto on the peace process.
The influence of former California Gov. Pete Wilson (Republican) on Schwarzenegger's team is evident. It is heavy on establishment figures and almost devoid of anyone who has been known to challenge the status quo.
"At some point, no one can say precisely when, libertarians apparently swore a feudal oath of fealty to the Republican Party... with this alliance (such as it is) we hold our noses and vote for Republican in close presidential elections, while they pay lip service to limited government."