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The Governator

October 8th, 2003

Ah-nold! So anyone who can see or hear in the US (and most of the rest of the world) knows that Arnold was elected Governor of California yesterday. I cannot help but think this is a bad move. I don’t really have a dislike of Arnold (how can I no one reallly knows his position on anything — it will all be up to the people he picks to run stuff, and I think Warren Buffet is a good choice) My first reaction to Arnold is no, but that’s just because he is republican and I am, oh so very dissolusioned by the way the republicans have been doing things lately — one of the two things I usually like about the reps is their foreign policy and Bush et. al. have just fucked that all up. (the other thing is the reps hard stance of welfare — I’m all for thrown’ the dole out the window. Period.) Anyway, well give the Governator a chance and see if it works. At least he will have a catchy re-election slogan; “I’ll be back” :)

2 Responses to “The Governator”

Fuck Arnold. Seriously. I don’t care that he got less of the population that who originally voted for Davis. What bothers me about this entire situation is that an elected offical was thrown out because of a select few’s whim! What serious reasoning is there that because the masses are upset, they can fuck over a government in process?

We aren’t in a democracy, let the representatives represent. If you don’t like them, get someone else next time. Don’t go running for mommy and blah someone else for your problems.

Yes, but look at what your saying:

“an elected offical was thrown out because of a select few’s whim!”

That’s not really true. 55% of those who gave a fuck and voted voted against Davis. Those who did not vote have no right to say anything bad about the system. And since a majority of votes voted against Davis, he should be recalled. I don’t really agree with the way the successor was selected but it’s the same way a new president/prime minister is selected in most of the big European countries.

If you don’t like them, get someone else next time. Don’t go running for mommy and blah someone else for your problems.

This stabs at the heart of the whole ‘recall’ idea. But the people of California voted for the recall. Therefore it is as democratic as any other election in the US. And one of the foundations of American is that when people are unhappy with their goverment they have to right to change it. And the elected officials ARE MOMMY and SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSABLE FOR THE PROBLEMS OF THE STATE. It’s not like this was Davises first term. He (and in a broader catagory, his party) have been in power for 12 years.

As I said I don’t like the way it works but I don’t live in California and if I did I would have voted against the recall initative several years ago. But since the initative passed the people of California created their own problem.

And you better watch out. This is California — the front end of the curve. What happens in California politically is usually a good indication of where the US — and free world , politically is headed. In 10 years we may be trying to recall a president. Oh no. Wait. That’s call impeachment! We did it years ago!