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Sunday, July 27, 2003

recall waiting - a skippy rant

readers of this space know we have never been big fans of "all the leaves are brown and the sky is" gray davis. but not for any of the reasons former thiefand gun nut/millionaire darrell issa has acused him of.

we believe the energy crisis was a repubbblican de-regulation fiasco, and even if davis made stupid and expensive agreements because of it, blaming him for it is like blaming your dad for the arson just because he put the family up in the hilton after somebody set fire to the house. and, after, all, if turning a budget surplus into a deficit is reason for recall, why aren't the california repubblicans demanding awol's resignation?

no, there are much better things to hate gray davis for. first of all, he's so much in the pocket of the prison-industrial complex in california, that there's hardly any room for the campaign contributions they give to him on a regular basis. and secondly, davis has made pay-for-play into an art form. if you're going to sacremento, bring your wallet, because the governor doesn't take american express.

that being said, we are of two minds about the current recall election that has been forced upon the citizens of the golden state. we are tired of repubbblicans subverting democracy with money. they dumped enough cash into the system to impeach clinton, they forced a run-off in florida (complete with faux grass roots demonstrations) to pass the decision up to the repubbblican supreme court, and now they didn't like the results of the last california gubernatorial race, so they paid some half-wits to bother people coming out of the albertson's grocery stores to sign a petition (a buck a name is the rumored price).

on the other hand, gray davis is a schmuck who is more concerned about raising funds than actually governing. if richard riodan runs, we will probably vote for him.

unless arnold schwartzenegger runs, thus assuring the entertainment tonight vote of the majority of dumb people who don't know any other name on the ballot, the repubblicans might find themselves diluting each others constituencies. bill simon and tom mcclintock (who is campaigning heavily against davis' increase in motor vehicle registration fee hikes) are making noises about entering the race, and we predict whoever wins, issa will come in dead last.

on the dems side, state sen. dean florez, and assembly woman audie brock are considering joining the race.

whatever happens, it will be colorful.

(thanks, and a tip of the bush kangaroo hat to california rough & tumble politics for several of the links in this rant!)
posted by skippy at 3:33 PM |

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