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Gray Davis Recall Drive

Robert Novak reports that "The movement to replace just re-elected Democrat Gray Davis as governor of California is beginning to look like a runaway train with nobody at the controls."
I do not, surprise, like Gray Davis, but I have always thought that this recall is a bad idea both inprinciple (it’s one thing to try to remove a governor because he is corrupt, etc. and another to remove him through a recall just because you don’t like him; that’s what elections are for) and not in the interest of the GOP (why not let him take complete responsibility for the fiscal chaos, etc.) and then run against his programs and record in 2004 and win. Also, then you might also help Bush get California back for the Republicans. So, if you remove him now and elect a Republican (which I admit is possible) then he will take at least a part of the heat in 2004. Wrong and follish politics.

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