August 10, 2003
THE CALIFORNIA RECALL AND IMMIGRATION: Mickey Kaus has been saying that it would be an issue, and Matt Welch writes in the Los Angeles Daily News on what's happening so far.
UPDATE: CalBlog has more on this. And in a not-entirely-related development, Mark Steyn reflects on Schwarzenegger as Hamlet. Er, sort of. Best bit:
Okay, Arnold's not a Nazi. He was born in the Austrian town of Thal, but not until 1947, and thus was technically unable to join the Nazi Party no matter how much he may have wanted to. But he certainly has family ties to the Nazis. His wife's grandfather, Joe Kennedy, was one of America's most prominent Nazi sympathisers.
Oh, wait. That's not the Nazi family ties the Dems had in mind?
The recall thing will be worth it just for the deliciously nasty Steyn columns it will produce.
Finally, Tony Adragna is comparing California to France.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Colby Cosh:
Anyway, what could they really bushwhack him with, exactly? The immigration issue? You ask Arnold about immigration, he's going to give you his speech about how an Austrian farm boy can come to the U.S.A. with two and a half pfennigs in his pocket and become the biggest box-office star in the world and blah blah blah... he's never, ever going to have to get around to actually answering a question on that subject.