first_imgSomeone channel Jeane Dixon. Or call Joan Quigley, Nancy Reagan’s infamous astrologer. Wait – is there a numerologist in the house? Consider: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger flourishes in even-numbered years and flubs in the odds. ? Schwarzenegger came into office in 2004 with a bang. He demanded the repeal of the car tax, and the Legislature obeyed. He sought “action, action, action,” and the Legislature agreed to borrow $15 billion to fix the deficit and then tossed in massive workers’ compensation reform as a bonus. Then came 2005. Disaster. The governor, thinking big went to the voters on redistricting, state spending and teacher tenure reforms. All of them bombed. A humbled Schwarzenegger emerged in 2006 – but by the end of the year, even national magazines were gushing about his “post-partisanship” approach to the environment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.2007 still has a few months left. ? Schwarzenegger could still emerge with a deal on health care and water. But it’s looking like – well, an odd year. The real test of our theory may be a ways off. Political prognosticators see the governor challenging Barbara Boxer for her Senate seat. ? The year? Nice, even 2010. – San Jose Mercury News 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img