Experts Expound

Experts Expound

“So what happens now? A special session to deal with the budget? A months-long hiatus until we get a new governor? Finger-pointing beyond belief?”

I’m starting to think the final Arnold Schwarzenegger budget happened last year. I’m also starting to think this may not be a bad thing.

I’m too tired to answer any questions about anything. I’m hibernating until January.

With a budget drill at the end of session don’t expect a budget until mid-October.


Probably not, Yes and Heck Yes.

All of the above. Barf bag, please.

The governor calls a special session. Lawmakers run at the mouth. The ghost of Sen. Maldonado seeks a suitable host to cut self-serving deals.

Yes, a special session, which will provide ample theater for the finger-pointing that has become all too believable.

What happens now? Why, everyone who is anyone knows that the bores will act boorish, the little guys will act like they have some idea about what’s happening, the Big Five will posture, the Third House will do what it does, and in the end the Big Five will figure out how to tell enough lies so that the budget appears balanced and then it will pass and victory will be declared and the media will duly record it. And it will be a victory of sorts for the Big Five – only the people will have been screwed.

RIP the late, great state of California.

The kind of enlightened statesmanship you’ve come to expect. The results you know you deserve.

Does anybody know how to play this game? Are the professionals gone? Isn’t there anybody, anywhere with a sense of urgency? Is there any Republican out there who isn’t blinded by partisanship, and is there any Democrat who isn’t afraid of labor unions?

Andrew Acosta, A.G. Block, Mark Bogetich, Barry Brokaw, Morgan Crinklaw, J Dale Debber, Peter DeMarco, Mike Donovan, Jim Evans, Kathy Fairbanks, Jeff Fuller, Rex Frazier, Ken Gibson, Evan Goldberg, Deborah Gonzalez, Sandy Harrison, Bob Hertzberg, Jason Kinney, Greg Lucas, Mike Madrid, Nicole Mahrt, Steve Maviglio,  Adam Mendelsohn, Barbara O’Connor, Bill Packer, Kassy Perry, Jack Pitney, Adam Probolsky, Tony Quinn, Matt Rexroad, Matt Ross, Roger Salazar, Dan Schnur, Will Shuck, Ralph Simoni, Sam Sorich, Ray Sotero, and Garry South.

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