Monday, December 12, 2005

California the Ungovernable

Dan Walters, long time Sacramento Bee reporter and columnist on Sunday began a series of columns on Arnold Schwarzenegger's problems and mistakes in attempting to get control of the helm of our floundering state as follows:

California is an extraordinarily difficult state to govern. Its immensely complex social and economic mélange generates unique issues and unique political conflicts that make consensus on any of those issues virtually impossible.

Indeed, a perfectly logical argument can be made that California is fundamentally ungovernable, at least with a political structure that gives almost every faction a veto power. And the recent political history of the state - wheel-spinning on virtually every front - provides strong prima facie evidence of the theory's validity. More


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