Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ideological secession?

I loved this headline: California, Mexico pledge to fight climate change.
"It is an agreement between Mexico and California to work cooperatively on ways to enhance policies for environmental protection and sustainable natural resources," Schwarzenegger said in a statement.
In other words, vowing to do what Bush won't do.

It's great that the rest of the world already kind of thinks of California as its own country. Mexico, California, Africa...

2 comments:

Mike said...

Interesting point. California has made other moves toward bucking DC's command-and-control machinery:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/28/america/NA-GEN-US-California-Iraq-Referendum.php

http://gov.ca.gov/index.php/press-release/2770/

Who knows where this could lead?

steev said...

Meanwhile, I just learned that state and federal legislation is being pushed by Republicans that would take away all (state and federal, respectively) funding from the city of Berkeley and any organization based there, all because the city council is trying to kick a Marine Recruiting Station out of town.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/02/02/BALTUQKOE.DTL