Saturday, February 23, 2013

Supermajority Gone for Now

There were many speculative stories around about what the legislative Democrats would do in the current session with their new two-thirds supermajority.  In theory, they could enact taxes, override vetoes, and put constitutional amendments on the ballot.  Of course, all of these speculations hinged on total Democratic unity. But there is the old Will Rogers quote: “I don't belong to an organized political party; I'm a Democrat.”  So some of these possibilities were fanciful.  In any event, now one state senate Democrat has quit to go to work for Chevron.  [In this instance, oil seems to be troubling the political waters rather than calming them.]  The senator's district will have no representation until a special election to be called by the governor.  It was described in the last election as leaning Democratic.

For now, Superman is reverting to Clark Kent.  We'll have to await his return, if he does return...

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