I write in firm opposition to the recall of Gov. Newsom and not because I'm a Democrat but because it's a bad idea.
I was deeply disappointed in the governor for his poorly thought out public dinner at the ultra-exclusive French Laundry while he was advising the rest of us to stay home. It was a stupid move I'm pretty sure he now regrets.
He's made other policy decisions people can reasonably disagree with. But here's the thing ... in the entire history of the United States exactly two Governors have been recalled (1921 in North Dakota and 2003 in California).
We have a method for removing elected officials from office ... it's called an election. And absent demonstrable criminal behavior while in office (clearly not in evidence here), this is the only legitimate path we should use to remove any governor from office.
Recall is a far-too-blunt instrument to address displeasure with the performance of our duly elected officials. And if naked hypocrisy is to be taken into account, the 6,006,429 Californians who voted for the most recall-worthy president in U.S. history last November shouldn't even get a vote on this one.
-- Jay P. Maille
Thank you, Weekly
Thanks so much for the terrific layout for the article about Livermore-Amador Symphony's "Peter and the Wolf" video! We are so excited to see such wonderful publicity for this project that has taken much time by many people this winter. We really appreciate your tremendous coverage. Thanks for your great support.
-- Carol Boster,
Livermore-Amador Symphony, board member
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