Well, even though it was great for punchlines and idle dinner time conversation, the reality that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in fact the next Governor of California makes us think it's the wrong message to be sending out there, to other countries, to the aliens spying on us: If you have Nazi associations (father, random comment, whatever), a fondness for groping women not your wife, multiple $100+ million grossing movies, no real political skills, and some serious white chompers, you can too can govern one of the most important states in the U.S. So, Gothamist has decided to secede from the United States - join us if you dare! Or at least demand California secede.

The L.A. Times and Washington Post on the election.