Actor Warren Beatty fires up nurses

  1. [font=arial,sans-serif]oakland beatty fires up nurses
    san francisco chronicle [font=verdana,sans-serif][color=#999999]fri, 23 sep 2005 7:44 am pdt
    actor warren beatty, met with thunderous applause and chants of "run, warren, run" by a crowd of california nurses, vowed thursday he'll continue to criticize gov. arnold schwarzenegger for the republican governor's "insulting and bullying'' attacks against the state's nurses, teachers and firefighters.
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  3. by   Brian
    news10.net - sacramento - beatty takes aim at governor in speech to nurses
    kxtv [font=verdana,sans-serif][color=#999999]fri, 23 sep 2005 9:45 am pdt
    actor and political activist warren beatty rallied with nurses in oakland thursday night and blasted gov. schwarzenegger. beatty's appearance raised questions about whether he has political aspirations of his own. amid chants of "run, warren, run!"
  4. by   sunnyjohn
    Was anyone on allnurses in the audience for the speech?
  5. by   ali_gator
    I still can't believe we elected an ACTION FILM STAR to serve as our governer.

    Good for Beatty.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    yep,

    This time California might get Bulworth!

    hardeharharhar....

    I think I just heard Ronald Reagn utter a belly laugh from the beyond....
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    I was not in attendance My Board member and elected delegates represented my interests.


    http://www.sacbee.com/content/politi...14453431c.html

    He is, Beatty told the crowd, "an old-time, unrepentant, unreconstructed, tax-and-wisely spend, bleeding heart, die-hard, liberal Democrat who grew up a Southern Baptist from Virginia and believes in the Golden Rule, social programs, a safety net, regulation and an active government."
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    Just read it - funny comments!
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...n215030D01.DTL

    Beatty rips Schwarzenegger at nurses' convention
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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/s...interview.html

    ...Schwarzenegger said he erred with his comments at the state women's conference last December, where a group of nurses protested his plans to block a new law changing the state's nurse-patient staffing ratio. Schwarzenegger responded to the protest, saying, "Special interests don't like me in Sacramento because I'm always kicking their butts."

    That comment, and his continued effort to block enforcement of the new ratios, have provoked angry demonstrations by nurses around the state for the past year...

    ...Schwarzenegger also said he was perplexed by Beatty, a fellow actor and Democrat who has become an outspoken antagonist. Beatty is set to address the biennial convention of the California Nurses Association on Thursday, with another speech critiquing the governor's job performance.

    "There are some people who are close to him that say that he is just starving for attention and that's the way he gets attention. Other people said, look he's not working and he just feels like he should maybe get involved in politics," Schwarzenegger said. "Instead, I just think that maybe he is jealous that I did jump in. I find it silly, because I respect his work."...
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  9. by   pickledpepperRN
  10. by   BabyRN2Be
    Even though most of my political leanings are probably away from Warren Beatty's, I'm saying MORE POWER TO HIM!!! I hope that he runs.

    I can't emphasize this strongly enough: I don't like Arnold Schwarzenneger (or however you spell it) because of what he's said/done to CA nurses. There's a few more reasons why he's not my favorite, but this is the biggest.

    Run, Warren, RUN!
  11. by   mahoogie
    Quote from BabyRN2Be
    Even though most of my political leanings are probably away from Warren Beatty's, I'm saying MORE POWER TO HIM!!! I hope that he runs.

    I can't emphasize this strongly enough: I don't like Arnold Schwarzenneger (or however you spell it) because of what he's said/done to CA nurses. There's a few more reasons why he's not my favorite, but this is the biggest.

    Run, Warren, RUN!
    Why?..what did gov. arnold done to cali nurses?..what is his policy all about?
  12. by   URO-RN
    He is, Beatty told the crowd, "an old-time, unrepentant, unreconstructed, tax-and-wisely spend, bleeding heart, die-hard, liberal Democrat who grew up a Southern Baptist from Virginia and believes in the Golden Rule, social programs, a safety net, regulation and an active government

    Yes, this is what nurses need. LOL

    I would rather see Bonnie Hunt, ex-nurse run. She would have more credibility.
  13. by   Katnip
    Just what the world needs. Another actor turned politician.
  14. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from mahoogie
    Why?..what did gov. arnold done to cali nurses?..what is his policy all about?
    It all began when his corporate hospital friends urged him to take on California's nurses. First the Governor tried to gut the state's cutting-edge law that guaranteed a safe ratio of RNs to patients in hospitals and emergency rooms -- all to boost corporate healthcare profits. To top it off, he publicly labeled RNs a "special interest" and bragged that he was "kicking their butts."

    Governor Schwarzenegger's pro-corporate policies and insulting comments sparked a coalition of caregivers and patients to fight back. We were sick of a healthcare system that didn't care about the patients it is supposed to serve. Our coalition fought back to protect California's safe-ratio law to protect patients in hospitals and emergency rooms. And that's not all...

    http://ga1.org/stop_arnold/learn.html

    Gov. Schwarzenegger's Record: Promoting corporate interests over patients and the public: http://files.calnurse.org/assets/Arn...healthcare.pdf

    CNA's Healthcare Record: Promoting patient safety and healthcare reform.:
    http://files.calnurse.org/assets/CNA_and_healthcare.pdf

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