Comrades of the Peoples Republic of California (PRC), lend me your ear!
Gov. Gray Davis sent his wife to appear at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus and to celebrate Calexico's 94th birthday — let us hope and pray that Imperial Valley commerce, culture, education and the agricultural industry can survive another term with Mr. Davis at the helm in Sacramento — because the governor is raising money, mega-bucks, for re-election. That is what he does; an "a fund raiser extraordinaire," California Common Cause's board member Roy Ulrich, calls him.
Around the Capitol he is known as "Pay to Play" Gray. This obsession to raise cash could have happened to him during those years he signed all my welfare checks — you think I'm kidding — as state comptroller, he signed giga-bucks and wants some back.
Never mind the facts if you are apathetic: under Davis, California closed Power plants by "deregulation" and forced utilities to sell off their infrastructure and buy electrons on the day-ahead spot market. Imagine yourself buying gasoline and diesel, natural gas, food and beverages — each and every day if you cannot store them — as you cannot store electrons easily or long.