The Daily Show takes on California’s initiative system
by Brian Leubitz
I’m not going to surprise anybody on this blog when I say that the initiative process is well and truly screwed. It leaves us with the people voting on a minority’s rights, voting for contradictory measures, and a wealth of confusion. But with the Daily Show taking aim at the mess that is now, unfortunately, Hiram Johnson’s legacy, perhaps the word will get out a bit more broadly.
John Burton, who can make many a sailor blush, surprises even the Daily Show’s John Oliver with both his language and his feeling about the initiative system. As Chairman Burton puts it: “It’s It’s F&$*$D.” And a quick note to our esteemed leader, we’re not boycotting Amazon anymore. In fact, you can buy one of the exciting Kindle Fire devices and I get a referral fee. Of course, if you’d prefer to shop at a store that hasn’t tried to skirt sales taxes for several years, you can shop at Barnes and Noble and get one of their competing Nook tablets. Oooh, exciting, either way, you’re helping out Calitics.
Back to the video, MinuteMan crazy dude (and Assemblyman) Tim Donnelly is also featured. But I’ll just let you get to that on your own…