Who do you guys think is best fit to be the new governor of California and why? Jerry Brown or Meg Whitman?
Neither of them, why not another action hero like Sylvester Stallone, yeah that would be good!!
Jerry Brown was a disaster the first time. The state is already hemorrhaging businesses and has been chasing off the sorts of citizens who pay taxes for years. Jerry Brown will crush the last vestige of light out of the state's moribund prosperity. Once he figures out how to deal the final death blows to agriculture and the state really starts to fall apart, high tech will all run off and leave Hollywood to fund it on its own (even they film of state more and more since the people they've elected gut them slowly too).
Unfortunately, I fear Meg Whitman really is just trying to buy herself another badge, the gubernatorial badge, for her girl scout sash. However, given that we only have these two to pick from, it has to be Whitman or the state is ruined for decades to come.
Misha, did you ever see a glass that was half full? You strike me as an eternal pessimist. :-) California is a great state which will recover and thrive again. After all San Francisco is the home of HubPages!
LOL I would rather classify myself as a realist
California no doubt will recover, as well as the USA and the World - but it has to hit the bottom first, and this bottom is still nowhere in sight IMO. However I would think it never will "thrive" the way it recently did, because people will learn that life on borrowed money ends up with nasty crash... I think I am being optimistic here, I mean I think people will learn
"but it has to hit the bottom first"
It doesn't have to, but it seems this administration is damn well going to make sure it does.
It HAS to Sab, and I think this has nothing to do with administration, and has everything to do with people living unsustainable lifestyles. For them to change they have to hit the bottom first.
It's a conundrum, for sure.
Even if the Dems could have drummed up someone fresher than Mr. "Been There Done That" Brown, the sentiment in the state is decidedly red right now. Meaning the government is hemorrhaging (borrowing the word of the say from Mr. Shadesbreath) money, businesses and jobs.
Unions are a dirty word now -- unless you happen to be covered by one. Those who aren't look at the whiners in state covernment and say, "Be grateful you have a job at all."
I do favor a more (much more) businesslike approach to running our state (still the 7th largest economy in the world, although we used to be 5th). We can't ignore the fact that Meg Whitman can run a business like nobody's business.
1. The governor of the state is NOT the CEO of the state. All you have to do is look at Arnold and his attempts to cut state worker pay to see that.
2. Like their parallel bodiesin DC, the CA Assembly and Senate
are bitterly partisan. And historically NOT prone to backing down or working together. Budget deadline? What budget deadline?
And my final concern about Mrs. Whitman is personal. Like my visceral reaction to Sarah Palin, but for somewhat different reasons, I cannot ABIDE to look at or listen to the woman.
She looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy in a suit.
Yes! If I lived in California I would vote for Mickey Mouse.
As a lifelong Californian it seems to me that we lose either way. But I will take my chances with Whitman as the Democratically controlled Sacromento is completely beholden to the public service unions that have made this state insolvent.
As far as I am concerned the only feather in Jerry Brown's cap is that he dated Linda Ronstadt.
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