So I’m at work the other day, it’s the day after another Year O’ Legislating has come to a end for the California State Senate, and I’m listening to N.P.R.
Turns out, the government of the great state of California has been very busy this past session. Which begged the question, posed by one of the commentators, is California setting a precedent for state legislation?
Are we going to start seeing more and more state governments legislating things that might have once been thought of as the domain of the federal government?
For example, this whole “bill to combat global warming” dealy-o; seems like California took stock of current U.S. policy on global warming and raised its collective middle finger in a Fuck You to Washington D.C.
Then it hits me, of course! It’s a fiendishly clever plan, put into play by the Bush administration in order to encourage one of the most venerated Republican ideals: small government.
If the Republican-run U.S. Senate and Whitehouse appear too incompetent to accomplish, well, anything, then the states have no choice but to Sack Up, Ho and get their small government on.
What appears to be gross incompetence to the casual observer is in fact a keenly executed political ploy of astounding brilliance.
Well played Mr. President, well played indeed.