You know, I wasn’t going to say much about the California recall election results. I mean, what is there to say? It’s over and done with now and we just have to move on. However, twice in the last two days, I’ve had people, both Republicans, express their views to me, and look for my support in their damnation of Gray Davis.
Why do people talk about politics in casual social settings? In one case, the person had just met me. In the other, they already knew our political views could not be farther apart. In the first case, where is this person’s social etiquette? In the second, he was just being an ass.
Rather than ruin a perfectly good party by letting myself be drawn into an ugly political debate, I decided I would vent here a little instead.
I don’t like being put in the position of defending Gray Davis, but enough is enough. Both Republican instigators stated words to the effect of Gray Davis being the worst governor, if not the worst leader, ever. And to that I say, compared to who? I don’t particularly like the guy, but let’s look at the facts.
Davis has been blamed by the recall supporters for pretty much all of California’s current problems, but the economy and the energy crisis top the list.
The deregulation plan that ultimately caused California