September 25, 2003

The California Recall

A person would have to be a troglodyte to not know that we are having a recall election here in California.

It is an amazing experience.  It is certainly visibly less organized than the typical election, but there is order - the situation has not disintegrated into chaos.

For once we are seeing a wide variety of candidates; for once we have a real menu to select from.

I think that more elections should be like this one.

California is having a very healthy fling with democracy.

This is in stark contrast to our favorite "public benefit" entity, ICANN, an entity that tossed elections overboard at at the first opportunity.

How am I going to vote?

  • AGAINST: the recall.  Touchstone [from Shakespeare's As You Like It]: described my rationale nicely:
        "a poor virgin, sir, an ill-favoured thing, sir, but mine own".

  • FOR: Arianna Huffington

Posted by karl at September 25, 2003 8:23 PM