If you want a bit of light but still somewhat thought provoking commentary, you could do worse than taking a couple of minutes to read Allysia Finley’s recent commentary on the California elections — “California: The Lindsay Lohan Of States.”
Among some of the more interesting tidbits she throws out is that despite the mess that their politicians have made of the finances of the state, not a single incumbent state legislator lost re-election. In fact, they re-elected a Democrat who died a month prior to the election.
I particularly liked the strategy that Gavin Newsom, lieutenant governor-elect and current mayor of San Francisco enunciated for dealing with the mountain of problems facing the Golden State:
“We’re nothing but a mirror of our consistent thoughts. You tend to manifest what you focus on. If you look around for what’s wrong, you’ll find it. But as all we know up here in San Francisco, when you focus on what’s right, you see it all around you. . . . There is absolutely nothing wrong with California that can’t be fixed by what’s right with California. . . . If you’re from another state, you’d love to have the problems of California.”
With a strategy like that, everything should be ship shape in no time.