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A Chance for California

Meg Whitman v. Jerry Brown.

12:00 AM, Aug 19, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
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But money aside, California voters’ directional discontent is her biggest ally.  Pitney sees this dynamic building. There is a “growing realization that serious cutbacks are necessary and that public employee pensions and salaries will have to be part of the solution,” he said.

Recent polling by Survey USA and Rasmussen both indicate a near dead heat at this point in the campaign.

Joel Kotkin, writing in the City Journal, described California as engaged in a “war on itself.” A political leadership inexorably allied with organized labor will only fuel these hostilities. Californians could make D.H. Lawrence nod from the grave by electing Meg Whitman and avoid exacerbating the kind of political monopoly in Sacramento that produced its current governing crisis. 

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