Re "A Man of the People ... People Who Pay," column, Jan. 19: Congratulations to Steve Lopez for taking on our macho governor in terms clear enough for even this governor to understand.
What I do not understand is why The Times does not take on the governor, editorially and firmly with regard to his faux claims of attacking the "special interests" at the same time he pockets up to $6 million from those same interests.
Put Lopez on Page 1 and let him go unrestrained until our politicos wake up and do what needs to be done, even as Ronald Reagan did as governor, namely raise the ante for the fat cats.
Lopez's column was right on the money. Gray Davis was ostracized for his pandering for political action committee dollars, and yet Gov. Schwarzenegger, in his short time in office, has taken in $23,037,846 from the very special interest PACs that he demonizes the Democratic-controlled Legislature for being beholden to.