I had asked Assemblyman Torrico, a week earlier, whether there wasn't some way that the State's majority Democrats could advance their own vision of California, assuming they had one, and then negotiate from strength. He said that this year's budget battle had created a singular opportunity for them to do so, by discarding Schwarzenegger's budget and sending him their own, but, that they had declined.
Where does this leave California? I asked.
In need, he said, of grassroots organization and outcry.
I posted this interview clip to my You Tube Channel: