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  • Philosophy aside, what has happened here is that once again, a handful of extremely wealthy Republicans have made us a laughingstock to the rest of the world. We have Gary Coleman on the ballot to lead the fifth largest economy in the world.

    And what's funny is that if the vote were held today, Arnold would win and he has no more experience than Gary.

    • The people of California decided they wanted it to work this way. You call it a circus, which it may be, but it is, in fact, what the people of California chose when they created the recall, and when they used it in the past. Calling it a circus and saying it makes us look like a laughingstock -- whether true or not -- are completely irrelevant and uninteresting assertions to me.

      Saying it is a "handful of extremely wealthy Republicans" ... it seems like you are trying to paint it as some fringe element c
      • by vek (2312) on 2003.08.11 9:32 (#22982) Journal
        The people of California decided they wanted it to work this way. You call it a circus, which it may be, but it is, in fact, what the people of California chose when they created the recall, and when they used it in the past.

        Actually quite a lot of people are calling it a circus not just Jamie. Yesterday's Arizona Republic Headline "Hurry, step right up! It's California's circus'. The fact that California wanted it this way is completely irrelevant and doesn't mean that people shouldn't comment on how ridiculous the whole thing is turning out.

        Saying it is a "handful of extremely wealthy Republicans" ... it seems like you are trying to paint it as some fringe element controlling things, when the facts are that 1.3 million or so California voters directly approved of the recall vote, and so far it looks like a majority of California voters favor voting against Davis in the recall.

        Yes but didn't Darrell Issa put up 2 million of his own money to get the recall ball rolling? I wonder if there would have actually been a recall without his money?

        It's none of your business. Don't like it? Don't move to California!

        So we can't comment on things we don't agree with? News at 11 - political debate is dead. Anyone who disagrees with the Bush administration should just move to another country. Chris Nandor has the answer - 'Don't like the way the country is being run - move to frigging Canada then'.
        • Actually quite a lot of people are calling it a circus not just Jamie.

          I never contended or implied otherwise.

          Yesterday's Arizona Republic Headline "Hurry, step right up! It's California's circus'. The fact that California wanted it this way is completely irrelevant

          Irrelevant to what? Whether it is a circus? I already said this, that it may be a circus, but that whether it is a circus is unimportant to the reality of the situation.

          and doesn't mean that people shouldn't comment on how ridiculous the