Arnold vs. the Girly States

Huge wallscapes appeared on Los Angeles and San Francisco buildings last week featuring a bruised and desperate-looking man with a Band-Aid on his nose. Above him was the question WILL YOUR BUSINESS BE TERMINATED? The brazen ads, sponsored by Nevada economic-development officials, seek to lure Golden State companies across the border by stressing California's high workers'-comp and utility costs. And they take aim at the Terminator himself, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

The ads are a response to billboards Schwarzenegger put up in Las Vegas and 10 other cities in August with an image of him, arms folded, preening in a tight California-state-flag...