The Republican governor may call a special election next year asking voters to, among other things, convert the Legislature to part-time status, strip legislators of their power to draw their own districts and restrict campaign contributions, his spokesman said Tuesday.
In substantive terms this is laughable, since as near as I can tell the budget deadlock was almost entirely Schwarzenegger’s fault. He screwed up his negotiations with local governments and had to backpedal, and then went to the mat over two trivial items that no one would even have noticed if he hadn’t suddenly brought them up out of the blue.
Some advice for Arnie:
1.) Advertise the special election as an opportunity for ‘every vote to count.’
2.) Call the conversion of the legislature to part-time status ‘Mandatory annual maternity/paternity leave.’
3.) Turn all re-districting issues over to the courts. All Democrats know that is where decisions are supposed to be made.
4.) Call the restriction of campaign contributions “Campaign Finance Reform.”
I don’t know how Democrats could oppose any of that.
And no, I amnot serious about any of this- thought I would just tease Kevin, who has yet to say one nice thing about arnod, who still smells like a rose compared to the last offering from the Democrats.
*** Update ***
Actually, Kevin being bitter towards Arnie is rather predictable. After all, who is he going to credit with the California recovery- Bush or Arnie? Neither is a decent choice for the Calpundit.