From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesLike sheep to slaughter
July 9, 2003 12:34 PM
Arianna Huffington likens the recall to an angry electorate rising up against corruption:
Arianna's a smart woman, but she really misses the story on this one. The recall drive is the very epitome of entrenched political corruption. A rich, Republican Congressman is buying himself an election for a million bucks in the hopes that the unusual nature of a recall election will allow the Republicans to win the governorship, something they were unable to do 8 months ago.
There is no primary in the recall election, so multiple Democrats and multiple Republicans could be on the ballot. All it takes is $3500 and 65 signatures. Someone like Darrell Issa could win with 20-30% of the vote.
Here's what Issa wants to do:
He compared Bill Clinton to Adolph Hitler, and is known for his gay-bashing antics. He considers himself to the right of Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott. He even drove 90mph through a construction zone and had the audacity to tell the cop he was a congressman in his own congressional district and could speed if he wanted to. His factory burned down in a highly suspicious fire; his insurance company refused to pay for it.
The people of California are being taken for a ride, just like the crooked energy companies did a few years ago. The pigs at the trough are leading the sheep to slaughter.
Like sheep to slaughter (07.09.2003)