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Subject: Re: Pres. George W. "Jimmy Carter" Bus Date: 5/9/2001 11:47 AM
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As much as every political persuasion would like to blame all the others for the California debacle, I'm afraid there's plenty of blame to go around and everyone gets to share.

The fact remains, the California voters consistently elect the pie-in-the-sky candidates, regardless of party affiliation. Businesses don't vote, residents of the state do. They've pulled even their Republicans into the socialist camp.

For that reason, it would be a crime if Gray Davis, who may well personally be innocent in this matter (but is a socialist all the same), can pin accountability for fixing the problem on Bush and the taxpayers of the country. Bush should not accept accountability for fixing the problem. IMHO, his ideal reasponse would be to depersonalize the issue and throw it back at Gray Davis. Something like, "We'll help you</> fix your problem. Tell us how the federal government can help California solve this crisis."

I actually have some federal solutions that would help. Our nuclear subs and aircraft carriers could be parked all along the coast and hooked into the power grid. The army has portable gas turbine and deisel generators that could be set up along the freeways. All the military bases could be shut down and the military personnel moved out of the state to decrease demand (other states would welcome them). CA taxes could be raised to pay for these until they build permanent solutions. This would stink up the air and rock the local economies and let the voters know that they should blame themselves for voting for bread and circuses.

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