Wednesday | October 01, 2003
Arianna Huffington's last minute move is not toward Bustamante, but a plea to keep Davis, calling Arnold Schwarzenegger the "last thing'' California needs. According to the 'soothsayers', that's the only hope:
So there you have it, from one of the premier pollsters around. Maslin could be wrong, particularly if there is a very high turnout among Latino voters, or the Field poll shows something different, but let's see where this goes:
The polls show Davis behind, and Schwarzenegger ahead, and there's a big White Elephant that lingers for a Gov. Arnold....
The question is: Should CA Dems just knuckle over until 2006, suffering Schwarzenegger; or should they fight this hijack, and begin a Recall Effort on October 8th, after next Tuesday's election?
Update: Politus has found and posted the California law pertaining to the question of when a Recall effort for Arnold would be able to begin:
11006. Proceedings may be commenced for the recall of any elective officer, including any officer appointed in lieu of election or to fill a vacancy, by the service, filing and publication or posting of a notice of intention to circulate a recall petition pursuant to this chapter.
11007. Except when a person has been appointed to office pursuant to Section 10229 because no person had been nominated to office, proceedings may not be commenced against an officer of a city, county, special district, school district, community college district, or county board of education in the event of one or more of any of the following:
(a) He or she has not held office during his current term for more than 90 days.
I would concur with Politus that this means:
Although, it seems that item (a) would apply, and that a recall petition must wait 90 days before submission. That's early January, which would make for the probable Recall of Arnold happening alongside the March 2nd Presidential primary.Posted October 01, 2003 07:16 AM | Comments (238)