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Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Why Shoe-Lifts and Myrtles (man girdles) are Important in California Politics

So, we have the Republinator who has eliminated the bad guys, used enough ammo to wipe out a small country (not Iraq), and terrorized a roomful of kindergarten eventually-California-deferred 5-year-olds. So, why hasn't Mr. Shoe Lifts "blown up the boxes" he promised he would during that highly produced State of the State B-movie event he orchestrated last January? We're quite accustomed to the tired ol' Hollywood formula perfected in high priced, multi-million dollar he-man epics. That's OK when we voluntarily pay 10 bucks at the box office. It's not OK when we're force-fed a double-D cup candidate who says one thing and does another--with the approval of an apathetic populace. Wha' happened? Did GAS forget that movie heroes always follow through on their promises?

Was the myrtle too tight, GAS? Did night time conservative Republican Jay Leno give you bad advice? Did Dennis I-don't-understand-what-the-hell-you're-saying-on-that-Republican-sports-network Miller speak in twisted tongues? Or did a woman pass in front of you while you were delivering your script and "I'm starving" didn't notice?

Yikes. Where's my valium when I need it?

Look, all you have to do is keep yourself aware and not go through life with your eyes wide shut. Take, for example, that "blow up boxes" crap we bought into back in January. Last month, with much anticipation, we learned of Ahnuld's fiscal plan for the next year. Oy. What the hell was that? Where was the cost savings? Where was the structural change promised? Where were the smart, innovative plans we expected? Instead, we got more of the same. To top it off, Californians best governor to date, (according to Mrs. Schwarzenegger) while facing a record budget deficit, disillusioned college students, and frightened developmentally disabled Californians, heads out of the state to enjoy his Hollywood life. Nice, big boy.

We are in crisis here in California and no one except the most vulnerable Californians give a crap. Voters love the beast, but as with any politician, the honeymoon will eventually end. For those of us who love this state and the well-being of its citizens, it can't come soon enough.


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