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GRAY DAVIS' MEA CULPA PARSED ** (**Everthing He Didn't Tell You And You Wanted To Know) ^ | 8/25/03 | Michael Ackley

Posted on 08/25/2003 1:11:15 AM PDT by goldstategop

Viva! Viva California!"

With those words last week, Gov. Gray Davis launched operation "Please Don't Fire Me."

His speech opening his anti-recall campaign was short, and its complete text has been available at a number of sites on the Internet, so you may have read it.

However, it begs for translation and interpretation, which we happily provide below, in italics:


"Viva! Viva California!"

That ought to nail the Hispanic vote.

"I came here tonight to take responsibility ..."

... and pass it on to the Republican Party.

"My friends, last Friday, 50 million Americans lost power for 29 hours. In California, not a single light has gone out in the last two years."

Never mind that the East's blackout was nothing like our power-shortages. I made sure the lights would stay on by jumping into overpriced, long-term contracts.

"If any of the Republicans in this recall campaign criticize the way we dealt with the energy crisis, you ask them specifically what they would have done to keep the lights on."

Maybe nobody will notice Republicans have been providing specifics since the day the lights went out.

The budget is "the best we could do given the position of Republican legislators who would not compromise and who wanted to strip away health-insurance benefits from 400,000 children of working parents rather than increase taxes on the wealthiest Californians."

You know – any Californians who earn enough to pay taxes.

"Forty-six other states are facing similar [deficit] problems."

Similar the way a mouse and a lion are similar. They're both mammals.

"I have been working with Democratic legislators in Sacramento to pass the toughest financial privacy law in America."

The bill didn't pass until it was clear a people's initiative would put a tougher measure on the ballot – but it passed on my watch.

There has been "dramatic improvement in student test scores for the fifth year in a row."

Wow! Thirty-five percent of our students tested at grade level!

"The recall ... is part of an ongoing national effort to steal elections Republicans cannot win. It started with the impeachment of President Clinton ... It continued in Florida where they stopped the vote count, depriving thousands of Americans of the right to vote. This year they're trying to steal congressional seats in Colorado and Texas, overturning legal redistricting plans."

Goebbels would be SO proud of me!

The recall is "undemocratic."

Did I really say that?

"I am going to fight this recall and the right-wing forces behind it."

Including my turncoat lieutenant governor and 40 percent of Democrats.

"... the Republicans wanted to kick 110,000 out of kindergarten ..."

... saving money by raising the kindergarten age a couple of months and letting kids stay home a bit longer.

"... I've signed some of the toughest environmental laws in America over the last five years ..."

... and the flight of business and jobs from California proves it.

"Now let me speak about another issue that will be on the ballot, Proposition 54. Proposition 54 is another Republican effort to divide Californians over race ..."

... by stopping us from collecting the data that divide Californians by race.

"God bless you, and God bless America."

I know SOME voters go to church.


There it is, folks. You may argue that Mr. Davis is given to prevarication, but, for now, let us be more charitable. The man is delusional.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; graydavis; liberals; meaculpa; recallelection; votebuying
Gray Davis isn't one to tell voters the truth. He's the one running around and telling Californians they're delusional for daring to recall him in the first place. Well here is the first helpful guide to his mea culpa to set the record straight. Afterwards Dear Readers, I'm sure you'll be in agreement about who is rational. Hint: it won't be our soon to be ex-Governor!
1 posted on 08/25/2003 1:11:17 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
The recall is "undemocratic."

Did I really say that?, asking people to vote is ssoooo undemocratic.....

I'm really tired of hearing that line.

2 posted on 08/25/2003 2:39:58 AM PDT by jimtorr
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I don't know. Something about the look of Davis and his weasel ways keeps ringing bells. So many RAT's, so many scandals, so many deviants, so many lies, it gets dizzying keeping track of the day's trash and knowing which bin to dump it in.

I keep having a vision of Gary Condit and Gray Davis getting together and commiserating about the fickleness of the voters. Maybe they have a drink or two and a friendly pat on the back, somehow, becomes something more...

Which one gets to wear the leather and flog the other?
3 posted on 08/25/2003 5:50:44 AM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
LOL!!! Now there's an image! ;-)
4 posted on 08/25/2003 5:51:24 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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5 posted on 08/25/2003 6:31:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (mwk_14059 on yahoo IM - why dont we have a FR chat yet Jim? (i can give you the code))
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6 posted on 08/25/2003 8:13:54 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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