The highway collapsed at 4:02 am while California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger was supposedly asleep in Sacramento. Yet in these photos he is seen at the site of the collapse while it is still pitch black out: photo 1 photo 2 various photos
- Sunrise on 4/29 was 6:16 am but civil twilight started at 5:48 am, nautical twilight at 5:14 am, and astrononical twilight at 4:38 am, i.e. the sky started to get lighter at 4:38 and by 5:48 it was basically morning.
- It is 78.3 miles from Sacramento to the crash site.
Here is a hypothetical timeline of events:
- 4:02 highway collapses
4:05 Governor receives phone call
4:20 Showered and dressed (assume 15 minutes and that he shaved in the car)
5:08 Arrive at site after 48 minute drive @ 100 mph
5:13 Press conference starts (assume 5 minutes to get it going)
5:33 Press conference ends and site tour begins (assume minimum 20 minute press conference. Note that Schwarzenegger, Newsom, and Dellums all talk and these are politicians talking.
5:48 Tour of site ends (assume 15 minutes).
Yet the photos clearly show it’s still pitch black during the entire press conference and site tour, i.e. much earlier than the hypothetical timeline above. How could Schwarzenegger have arrived at the site any earlier? The answer is that the he knew what was planned. He should’ve waited a reasonable period of time before arriving at the site, but he probably couldn’t resist the Hollywood photo op in front of still glowing wreckage, not realizing that this would tip his hand and reveal his inside knowledge.
Was Schwarzenegger merely forewarned or did he have a hand in the planning? He’s a known RINO (Republican in Name Only) and has grown even more moderate recently. Could he be in cahoots with Democrats Newsom and Dellums to squeeze the federal government for even more transportation funds or to promote a progressive pro-mass transit agenda?