Thoughts about California

First, this old proverb, sometimes attributed to Ben Franklin and more recently publicized by Hunter Thompson:

“In a democracy, people usually get the government they deserve, and deserve the government they get.”

We’ll see what kind of government Californians deserve tomorrow.

Second, a question. Is California the only state that would boot out Davis, and vote in Schwarzenegger? Put another way, if there was a similar recall ballot in another state, would they vote to keep Davis in power? And would they choose someone over Schwarzenegger?

The reason I pose this second question is because I was talking to someone over the weekend who argued that California is just like the rest of the United States — just with more democracy. I wonder if that person didn’t have a pretty good point…