[Wikipedia-l] Calif recall candidates --

Brion Vibber vibber at aludra.usc.edu
Mon Aug 18 23:06:36 UTC 2003

On Tue, 19 Aug 2003, Richard Grevers wrote:
> Excuse my ignorance of the US electoral system, but are there gubnertorial
> contests happening in some or all of the other states at the same time? If
> 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 in
> 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?

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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