Skip to comments."California's Lieutenant Governor Giblets"
Posted on 11/22/2009 8:31:39 PM PST by hoguenews
Why does California have a Lt. Governor's office AND a Secretary of State's office? How much money could we (California) save if we removed the giblets this Thanksgiving?
Enjoy my latest piece, if you are interested in Constitutional politics this evening...
As we move toward a thankful break this Thursday, I want to offer a small dish of giblets.
If you spend any amount of time preparing for the holiday feast, you are familiar with the Thanksgiving giblets; in most homes these giblets are unwanted parts that are quickly tossed into the trash or fed to the family dog. The word "lieutenant" is French; meaning to hold a place, to be a tenant that holds a place until the master (owner) returns. What we are actually talking about is a vacant office that is reserved for a possible future vacancy elsewhere, either by vote in the Senate, or by proxy with a traveling governor. With a current budget that reveals another $20 billion shortfall inside of 2009; do we really need to name a replacement for the Lt. Governor's opening? Does California really need this giblet of a gig in Sacramento?
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