Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I may be somewhat to their right politically, but I'm pretty happy with Carly and Meg as nominees. Perhaps more conservative candidates would have a harder time getting elected. California politics is strange and difficult even for people to live here to understand. It's a bit like a very wealthy but third world country. You've got lots of old families, unions, ethnic groups large and small, big time corruption, big powerful institutions, every religion imaginable. Every mistake it's possible to make has been made and written into law if not the constitution. Think of it as the Titanic but powered by a nuclear reactor that's going critical. It's hard to see how any governor could make a success of it, but who knows, maybe Meg Whitman has what it takes.