Grey Davis is out, Arnold is in. Bob Mulholland, Democrat political operative, says that any governor in office would have been recalled, but he's insane -- Arnold and McClintock, the two conservatives, combined for almost 60% of the replacement votes. Mr. Mulholland says that President Bush should be worried, but it's hard for me to fathom why a Republican president should be scared when a heavily Democrat state overwhelmingly throws out a Democrat governor and a majority of voters vote for a Republican candidate.
The Democrats are threatening to sue already, citing complaints about finding polling locations and that sort of nonsense. Woopie.
From what I'm seeing, Prop. 54 -- which would have prevented the state from collecting most racial information -- has failed, but no hard numbers yet. That's too bad, but maybe the preliminary prediction will turn out to be wrong.
There's lots more news elsewhere, and I'm sure you don't need me to tell you where to go!
Yes, I have a huge grin on my face. I love California, and I'm really enthused. I know dozens of people who have left the state over the past few years because of the economy and everything else, and I really think this may be our chance to turn things around. It'll take a while to fix the state, but hopefully we can get on the right track now.
Cruz Bustamante concedes defeat, but says "we'll have more to say about the recall soon enough." I presume he means lawsuits, but uh, maybe he means he's just going to keep talking about it.
He's spinning the election as a victory because Proposition 54 was defeated, claiming that a law which would prohibit the government from knowing your race would somehow be discriminatory. Only in Democrat bizarro world.
And now Mr. Bustamante is naming a bunch of Indian tribes and leaders to whom he is thankful for their support. No, I don't think those are slot machines in the background.
What a sad, delusional concession speech.
Grey Davis is giving a much more gracious and relevant concession speech than Cruz Bustamante did. I'm so glad to see his backside, but it's hard to not feel sorry for him.