Off with their heads, a little

George Skelton, the L.A. Times columnist in Sacramento, suggests doing something that would have more effect in the state Capitol than replacing Gray Davis: make lawmakers part time.

If the Legislature can't be reformed, it should be restrained. Damage contained. Losses cut. Roughly 2,700 bills still are floating around the Capitol. How many of these are really needed by anybody except the special interests that bankroll politicians? Maybe a dozen. Nearly 1,500 bills already have been passed by at least one house — the most important and abhorrent being the $99-billion state budget.

California Insider, meanwhile, predicts that "all hell is breaking loose in Democratic ranks today" over recall strategy.


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