As if there were not enough reasons to be against the recall in California (which I am not going to state again), my comparison of future California politics to the Italian government in the 1990’s does not seem to be so far-fetched:
Elected officials, political analysts and professors say the upshot of this effort may unleash recalls against other candidates and spur more initiatives.
“That’s a danger here,” said state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, a Democrat who opposes the recall effort. “Once you use it, it could be likely to come back again.”
Some Democrats, in fact, have already issued the threat that they will try to recall any Republican who wins the Governor’s Office.
“The recall petition would be handed to that Republican at their swearing-in, absolutely,” said Bob Mulholland, a political adviser to the state Democratic Party.
The article notes that recall has been tried 31 times before, all unsuccessfully, but this certainly is not something I look forward to, and I live nowhere near California. If I owned a business I would probably look for a state with a more stable political climate, and all Californians should keep that in mind.