On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 16:06:36 -0700 (PDT), Brion Vibber
<vibber(a)aludra.usc.edu> gave utterance to the following:
On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Richard Grevers wrote:
Excuse my ignorance of the US electoral system,
but are there
contests happening in some or all of the other states at the same time?
there are, then why should California be singled out, other than for the
reason that California tends to be self aggrandizing? And the reason for
that might be that it is home to the third-largest film and TV industry
the world and the accompanying media circus?
It's not a regularly scheduled election, but a highly unusual recall of a
governor who was elected less than a year ago.
Imagine if the prime minister of New Zealand or Ireland were being thrown
out on his ear, and tell me we shouldn't cover it?
I would expect us to cover it, but not with 200 articles on individual
(Well, you wouldn't get that in NZ because you vote for a party whose
leader would become PM if they can form a government, but we have about 30
political parties on our voting form - 7 of whom are currently
I'm not lost - I'm directionally challenged