I voted for the Green Party, not for the Governator yesterday, because I didn’t agree with Arnold OR Angelides, and I like supporting third parties. I can’t believe the US STILL has a two-party system. That’s how the Governator got elected, because there was just no real alternative. And that’s why he was able to say, last night, in reference to his re-election, “you know I love doing sequels.” Groan.
The L.A. Times also reports this morning that both Propositions 85 and 87 were struck down. I’m thrilled about the former, just not so much the latter. I honestly believe that the oil industry propaganda is to blame here. If you weren’t up on 87 before, here’s the smartvoter.org summary. I hate feeling like I’ve smoked a half-pack of cigarettes when I bike to work during rush hour, so I was all for 87. Also, the possible resulting higher prices at the pump might have encouraged more people to take alternative transportation. In Los Angeles, especially, cleaner burning energy sources have been important since the smog first became apparent in 1943.
But the election’s over now, and we all voted as we saw fit. The Transportation Package also passed, meaning billions of dollars of public construction will start soon. The “1’s” promised to help congestion and traffic – does anyone think that we’ll actually see effects from that here in L.A.?