Matt Welch surveys the California newspaper editorials endorsing Gray Davis and wryly notes that they read like indictments. Here is a sample from the LA Times:
Davis is aloof. He agonizes over minor decisions most governors would leave to aides. He is robotic and largely humorless.
And a sample from the Sacramento Bee:
You don’t like the choices. We don’t like the choices. If only there were an even vaguely plausible third-party candidate — but there isn’t. So, like it or not, one of these men will be governor until 2007.
As Matt reminds us, these are Davis’s ENDORSEMENTS. Go read the whole thing.
With the recent repeated obtuseness of the Democrats and their tin ear for public outrage, I think we might have in Gray Davis a suitable running mate for Al Gore in 2004.