Could the Nov. 8th Budget-buster Special Election be called off???
It looks like Herr Gropenfuhrer is trying desperately to find a way to cancel the Special Election. He seems to know, in that steroid-shrunken brain of his, that the Special Election has hurt him a lot more than it has helped him.
However, "unringing the bell" will require a 2/3 majority of the legislature and Ah-nold's John Hancock.
In this "reporter's" opinion, calling off the election is something that will only benefit the beleaguered State of California. The money which has yet to be spent could be parceled out to other pursuits, and we can call a bit of a "time out" and get something done about the problems that still face us before the political machines crank up for the 2006 fight over the Governor's Mansion in Sacramento. It means that we Dems can save some money which would have been spent fighting this travesty and use it to kick Ah-nold to the curb. Sure, letting the election go ahead would mean great political theatre and another issue to use against the Governator in 2006. But the minuses outweigh the pluses. What if those horrible measures pass? What then?
It's time to come together and stop this Special Election madness. Then it's time to get ready to say "Hasta la vista, baby" to California's answer to Jesse Ventura.
Here's some coverage:
Arnold in retreat on Nov. 8th vote: SF Gate
Is cancellation an option? SD Union Tribune