The press and our Democrat politicians are making a big deal about how expensive this recall election was. Estimates are that it cost state and local governments over $300 million. And that IS a lot of taxpayer money.
But as I like to put it, the unofficial progressive slogan is “Don’t Look Back.” Not being a progressive, I’ll ignore that admonition.
Here’s my (edited) response to a liberal critic of mine — after he cited the expensive cost of the failed Newsom recall election:It’s WONDERFUL to read that you’ve suddenly become concerned about the cost of government. Seldom do we get that complaint from a progressive. Upon reflection, perhaps you shouldn’t have brought it up. The total state and local taxpayercosts for the 2003 Gray Davis recall election ranged from $53 million to $66 million.
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