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The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
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Wednesday, November 06, 2002
 
California Results

Forget all this nonsense about control of the House, Senate, and Governorships. In truly important news, it remains legal by a landslide vote to sell coffee in Berkeley that is not organically grown. Plus Winona Ryder was convicted, which serves her right for drinking environmentally harmful coffee.

The final margin of victory for Davis was 5%, closer than I expected but not real close. Local pundits last night were discussing Simon's future. I think it looks a lot like 'go back to spending my inheritance'.

The sweep of all statewide positions by Democrats seems to have happened. McClintock lost by only 0.5% and gets a recount, but there's no reason to think it will help him. He did have the best commercials I saw this cycle, using an actor in a kilt to say he was the thrifty choice for Controller.

Democrats won both the open House seat (Condit's) and the new seat. No incumbent was defeated and, where no incumbent ran, no seats changed parties. Democrats still control both houses of the state legislature by safe margins, although they lost a few seats in the State Assembly.



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