Saturday, June 18, 2005

The CA forecast: more bluster and rhetoric

"I never knew words could be so confusing," Milo said to Tock as he bent down to scratch the dog's ear.

"Only when you use a lot to say a little", answered Tock.
From The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
On the way to the Farmer's Market today, spied this headline* displayed front and center on the local mouthpiece for the Governor, and I sighed, thinking it was going to be a really loooong summer.

And the headline is just pure bluster. The Governor surely does not mean this because he would've dealt earlier before he called his special election.

The Governor has been the one refusing to negotiate with the Dems, proclaiming proudly he'll bring government directly to the People of California.

Regarding the budget, Dems actually played nice, presenting a budget that left education high and dry, without extra funding. It was the Repubs who refused to deal, leaving the Governor off the hook from being the bad guy.

And remember, regarding making deals, the last time the Education Coalition negotiated a deal with the Governor, he broke his promise. And now he's lying about even making that promise.

So what to do? If you have a gander, you can support The Alliance for a Better California, one of the larger coalitions formed.

Full disclosure: I'm not associated with the Alliance in any way.