Wednesday, September 10, 2003

I can't blog fast enough to keep up with Cruz!
Good thing Mickey Kaus and Daniel Weintraub are on it because Bustamante is slimier than a hagfish. In case you haven't been keeping up, here is just some of the latest:

Bustamante drops 'no on recall' as negative ratings rise. Since "no on recall" had been disappearing rapidly from the Cruzer's stump speeches, this is no real surprise. The biggest hoot was the other day when asked about this, ' "You didn't hear it over the roar of the crowd, but at the end of the speech, I said, 'No on recall, Yes on Bustamante," the Democratic lieutenant governor insisted.' The crowd also drowned out the sound of Gray Davis twisting in the wind.

But sometimes Cruz manages to get heard at campaign rallies as he did the other day by Kaus when he opined that anyone who worked in the USA and paid sales taxes should be a citizen. The Cruzer also had a sad spiel about illegal aliens fighting and dying in the US armed forces, but not being able to drive in California. It must have slipped the big guy's mind that illegal aliens can't serve in the armed forces.

And not only did Cruz collect tons of money from California's voracious casino Indians, but his brother, Andrew Bustamante, is the general manager of an Indian casino. Not to worry though, Cruz says he'll donate all the cash to the anti proposition 54 campaign, as long as he can star in the TV ads made with the loot.