Remember Gray Davis?

Put the Thing Down, Flip It, and Reverse It
By David Weigel 2/20/09 1:31 PM

Remember when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-Calif.) ran for re-election? Here’s a refresher:

Californians dodged a bullet. Instead of having their taxes raised by $10 billion (let’s just accept the ad’s figures), they now have a $12 billion tax increase as part of a budget that reduces education funding by $8.4 billion and borrows another $11 billion.

It’s worth asking why the 2003 recall vote ever needed to happen.

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