Gray Davis does think Arnold should be governor of California because he can’t pronounce it properly. His feeble comeback to the remark is that he was just joking. Would the joke be so funny if it was about Cruz Bustamente’s Spanish pronunciation, or Willie Brown’s pronunciation (Brown is not running)?
If he was a commenting on a minority candidates grammer the people would be all over him as a racist. Clearly he is mocking ethnicity. In a state will soon be majority Mexican American this does not seem like a very good idea for a lily white Democrat.