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This Woman Scares Anyone WIth A Rational Mind
Arianna For Gov. (The Horror! The Horror!) ^ | 12 Aug 03 | Arianna Huffington

Posted on 08/12/2003 9:01:40 AM PDT by .cnI redruM

Understanding the California Recall

There's plenty of confusion about the special rules and weird circumstances of the recall election. The more people who understand what's going on, the better. Here's our attempt to clear up a few things.

Getting the Recall on the Ballot

More than one million registered voters signed a petition to recall Governor Gray Davis. That was more than 12 percent of the number that voted in last year's gubernatorial election – the number needed to put the recall on the ballot. So, on October 7, California will vote on whether to recall Davis.

What Exactly Are We Voting On?

There are two separate questions that will be on the ballot.

Question One: Shall Gray Davis be recalled as governor?

This question is asking whether Californians want to remove Gray Davis from office. If more people say “YES” than say “NO,” Davis will no longer be governor. But if more people say “NO,” he will keep his job.

Everyone gets to vote on this section of the ballot.

Question Two: If Gray Davis is recalled as governor, who shall replace him?

This question asks voters to select a replacement candidate to become governor if Davis gets recalled.

Everyone gets to vote on this section of the ballot, too. That means even if you vote “NO” on the recall, you still have a say in who becomes governor if the recall succeeds.

If Davis is recalled, then the replacement candidate who gets the most votes will become governor. There is no runoff. That means that a candidate could win with less than 50 percent of the vote. For example, if Arianna gets 35 percent of the vote, but nobody else gets more than 34 percent, she would win.

Is the Recall a Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Well, it' s a mixed bag.

On the one hand, the recall petition was initiated and funded by right-wingers who were just sore about losing the election to Davis last year. Everyone knows that the majority of Californians are upset with Davis because he' s too conservative. But these Republicans are trying to use that popular dissatisfaction to put someone even more conservative in the governor's chair.

On the other hand, the special circumstances of the recall give progressives and liberals a unique opportunity to elect a governor we can actually stand behind and believe in.

A candidate can become governor without winning a majority of votes. Hundreds of people are taking their shot, putting their hats in the ring. Most of the candidates with any real chance are Republicans and conservatives, like Bill Simon, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom McClintock.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are confused over whether to stay with Davis or back an alternative. The strength of Cruz Bustamante's candidacy, as an established Democratic politician, is uncertain at this point.

That means the field so far is open for a progressive candidate like Arianna. With the GOP and Democrats splitting the votes multiple ways, a true progressive, even an independent, could step in and get enough votes to win.

That makes this a tremendous opportunity for all of California. We can win, and change the whole state in the process.

Help us turn a top-down right-wing coup into a bottom-up people' s rescue of the state government. Vote for Arianna Huffington!


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: ariannahuffington; faghag; huffington; meatheadonline; recall; zhazha
If Gray Davis is too conservative, would Le Duc To be sufficiently 'progressive', Arianna?
1 posted on 08/12/2003 9:01:40 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM
She scares anyone with decent eyesight, too.
2 posted on 08/12/2003 9:03:43 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Are we conservatives, or are we Republicans?)
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To: thoughtomator
HAHAHAHAHAH! One-shot, one-kill!
3 posted on 08/12/2003 9:05:08 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Repent, For The End is Righteously ------- Nigh!" - 28 Days Later)
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To: .cnI redruM
Arianna is such a self-promoting airhead that I took a well-deserved swipe at her in my article, "Nuts and Bolts in California," published in San Francisco this morning and on FreeRepublic an hour later. I think folks will enjoy that.

Congressman Billybob

4 posted on 08/12/2003 9:06:41 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Don't just stand there. Run for Congress." www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: .cnI redruM
Everyone knows that the majority of Californians are upset with Davis because he' s too conservative.

Give her Thorazine, and put her in a straitjacket.

5 posted on 08/12/2003 9:07:06 AM PDT by dighton (NLC™)
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To: thoughtomator
Even worse, she scares anyone with decent hearing. That voice!!!! That voice!!!!! Oh Noooooooooooo........
6 posted on 08/12/2003 9:07:16 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: thoughtomator
She scares anyone with decent eyesight, too.

Hell, I have terrible eyesight, and she scares ME!

7 posted on 08/12/2003 9:10:19 AM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: .cnI redruM
Ariana is like Ba Ba Walters on crack & acid
8 posted on 08/12/2003 9:10:25 AM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On...)
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To: CdMGuy
She was also pretty scary on Saturday, crashing Arnold's party, yammering about her hybrid go-cart vs his SUV, and knocking down the microphones.
9 posted on 08/12/2003 9:10:39 AM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: .cnI redruM
Sticks in mind that she used to post here, a long time ago, back when she thought that she might be a Conservative.
She didn't last too long here. Anyone else remember this?
10 posted on 08/12/2003 9:11:28 AM PDT by Riley
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To: .cnI redruM
"If Gray Davis is too conservative..."

Perhaps this 'progressive' is more like Pol Pot - he certainly "change[d] the whole state in the process."
11 posted on 08/12/2003 9:15:22 AM PDT by headsonpikes
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To: Congressman Billybob
At the risk of being accused of shameless self promotion, why don't you post it? Your stuff is good.
12 posted on 08/12/2003 9:16:56 AM PDT by nathanbedford (qqua)
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To: .cnI redruM
Leno last night had a bit about the recall election. The "woman" in the race is Mary Carey, not this skank. Leno showed Carey twice, bouncing up and down and emphasizing hers obvious governmental assets.
13 posted on 08/12/2003 9:23:54 AM PDT by Tacis
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To: Tacis
With endowments like those, she could get a real rise out of the voters.
14 posted on 08/12/2003 9:30:42 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Repent, For The End is Righteously ------- Nigh!" - 28 Days Later)
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To: nathanbedford
I DID post it. Here's the link:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/962566/posts

Billybob

15 posted on 08/12/2003 9:41:31 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Don't just stand there. Run for Congress." www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: .cnI redruM
This Woman Scares Anyone WIth A Rational Mind

What does that have to do with appealing to California voters?

So9

16 posted on 08/12/2003 9:46:58 AM PDT by Servant of the Nine (Goldwater Republican)
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To: .cnI redruM
On the one hand, the recall petition was initiated and funded by right-wingers who were just sore about losing the election to Davis last year. Everyone knows that the majority of Californians are upset with Davis because he' s too conservative. But these Republicans are trying to use that popular dissatisfaction to put someone even more conservative in the governor's chair.

Love it...right-wingers were just sore about losing the election, not about the $38 billion indebtedness of the state. Paint Davis as a "conservative" and say that Arnold is "MORE" conservative....I don't think CA voters have seen REAL conservatism in a few decades.

17 posted on 08/12/2003 9:54:42 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (Anyone that would dare protest peace-weenies by themselves is a friend of mine)
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To: .cnI redruM
Everyone knows that the majority of Californians are upset with Davis because he' s too conservative.

Oh, they do, do they?

California deserves Arianna Huffington. I almost hope she wins. Let them eat cake.

18 posted on 08/12/2003 10:28:05 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Let them eat cake.)
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To: .cnI redruM
She was on the tube last night saying she will increase state revenue by closing tax loop holes. Brillant!Run more business and the wealthy out of the state with the threat of more taxes!
19 posted on 08/12/2003 10:33:52 AM PDT by novacation
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To: novacation
We all no that commerce should not be taking place without Govenuh Huffington's personal permission. Does she remind you at all of Marie Antionette?
20 posted on 08/12/2003 10:36:55 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Repent, For The End is Righteously ------- Nigh!" - 28 Days Later)
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To: .cnI redruM
Note to Self :
Actually SWALLOW breakfast Kibble-and-Coffee before reading FR posts....and in this case, just the last 4 words !

Now I know why Laz. just posts without reading.

What a mess.
21 posted on 08/12/2003 10:40:24 AM PDT by PoorMuttly (A Muttly Bribed is a Muttly Earned)
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To: .cnI redruM
Even her ex-hubby is endorsing Arnold :-)
22 posted on 08/12/2003 12:01:58 PM PDT by Tamzee (I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight...... Rita Rudner)
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To: .cnI redruM
She reminds of Marie AnTwatt
23 posted on 08/12/2003 3:24:35 PM PDT by novacation
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To: novacation
Saw her on "Fox and Friends" this morning. She was ranting about her desire to have tax increases but not on the poor or middle class. Only the rich. Someone please tell the lost Gabor sister that they are the ones running away from California in droves. Does she want the rest of them to leave?
24 posted on 08/12/2003 3:33:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult ("Read Hillary's hips. I never had sex with that woman.")
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To: A_perfect_lady
Personally cannot stand cake- guess I will just have to vote my one chad safe ballot and pray. :)

Seriously, who would you want to see in the chair?
25 posted on 08/12/2003 3:43:48 PM PDT by ProtectorOfTwo (Nope...nothing comes to mind...)
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To: .cnI redruM
Oh. I thought this was a thread about Barbra Streisand.
26 posted on 08/12/2003 3:46:36 PM PDT by Alouette (Every democratic politician should live next door to a pimp, so he can have someone to look up to.)
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To: ProtectorOfTwo
Seriously, who would you want to see in the chair?

Joe McCarthy. Rush Limbaugh. Newt Gingrich. But since they aren't available, I guess Ahnold will have to do. I wish you luck, I really do.

27 posted on 08/12/2003 3:53:12 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Let them eat cake.)
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To: Riley
Do you remember Arinna's freeper name?
28 posted on 08/12/2003 3:53:59 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter
Do you remember Arinna's freeper name?

Greek Skank

29 posted on 08/12/2003 3:58:02 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (a 'true conservative' would rather keep Davis than elect Arnold just so they can say 'I told you so')
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To: Riley
Sticks in mind that she used to post here, a long time ago, back when she thought that she might be a Conservative. She didn't last too long here. Anyone else remember this?

I remember.

She popped in saying "surprise" and informed FR that many well-known conservatives read the forum and that she was a fan. You are correct, she was a conservative pundit at the time. She then announced that she had started her own website (not like Lucianee with a forum. Arianna's site was for her own writings).

Incidentally, I have said, as have others, that one can trace her gradual but sure turn from right to left back to the Renaissance weekend she attended right before Monica became known. I posted an article about it the other day because I remember so well how shocked I was when she went on tv to describe how she met Bill Clinton at that event and introduced her daughter and how charming he was. Something was rotten in Denmark and she was never the same again, though it took awhile before it became clear she had really, truly changed.

Also her ex-husband was on Greta's show last night and he said Arianna was a democrat when he met her, then she changed to Republican, and now is a progressive.

Back to this article: I read her "Davis is conservative" assertion five times before I realized that, yes, she really meant that she considers Davis conservative! Yikes.

30 posted on 08/12/2003 4:04:53 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Ditter
I think it was just "Arianna".
31 posted on 08/12/2003 4:05:42 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
LOL! Did you make that up for her? Good one.
32 posted on 08/12/2003 4:06:18 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: cyncooper
OMG! Are you watching the idiot Jesse Ventura pontificating on Hardball?
Him thinks him's a political expert, him does!
33 posted on 08/12/2003 4:07:34 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
I am watching him. He would vote NO on the recall.
34 posted on 08/12/2003 4:10:05 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs (a 'true conservative' would rather keep Davis than elect Arnold just so they can say 'I told you so')
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
He's a jerk.
35 posted on 08/12/2003 4:11:57 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: .cnI redruM
"over 1 million..."

I saw one of the recall organizers state on C-SPAN that even though the recall was certified, the petitions were still coming in, and at last count were up around 2.6 million.

36 posted on 08/12/2003 4:13:19 PM PDT by handk
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To: .cnI redruM
Did you see her trying to horn in on Arnold and Maria's moment this weekend when they dropped off his papers at the Norwalk county building? The phrase "shameless hussy" was invented precisely for the likes of her.
37 posted on 08/12/2003 4:15:20 PM PDT by Wolfstar (And an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this storm.)
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To: redlipstick
Darn, I've been away from computer AND tv. But I did hear him earlier on Fox just long enough to get the idea he is totally against the recall and does not want Schwarzenegger to get the governorship.

Too bad, so sad.
38 posted on 08/12/2003 4:37:07 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: A_perfect_lady
Thank you - we will need it!!
39 posted on 08/12/2003 4:37:11 PM PDT by ProtectorOfTwo (Nope...nothing comes to mind...)
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To: cyncooper
Jesse can't stand it. He's yesterday's news, and his ego can't take it.
40 posted on 08/12/2003 4:38:51 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: redlipstick
Ha! I just posted my response and see you alerted me minutes after I had posted.

I had made my Arianna reply and left the room! Totally missed Ventura, as I say. Sounds like it was a good thing to miss. Jesse "the mind" has lost his, I guess.

41 posted on 08/12/2003 4:39:13 PM PDT by cyncooper
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To: .cnI redruM
Everyone knows that the majority of Californians are upset with Davis because he' s too conservative.


42 posted on 08/12/2003 4:41:24 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Riley
That was back when she was a Newt Gingrich groupie. She is embarrassing to watch, and listening to her is painful. She is a social and political climbing virus.
43 posted on 08/12/2003 4:49:47 PM PDT by wingnuts'nbolts (I agree with Dick Morris. Off with their heads! Let's start with the Clintons, all three of them.)
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To: Ditter
Do you remember Arinna's freeper name?

No, I sure don't. I wish I did. Maybe JimRob knows it. Might make for some interesting reading.

44 posted on 08/12/2003 6:09:55 PM PDT by Riley
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