Asked why Schwarzenegger agreed to end the talks, McGowan says: "I think they stepped in it. I think some lawyer for the new governor probably thought, 'Well, there's a potential cause of action here, and Gov. Davis is willing to get us off the hook with this letter, so, yeah, that's cool with us.' And, in fact, they ignored all the other ramifications of that action. That was a bad call. That was a mistake."