"I haven't looked at the language and I'm not saying I'm against it or I'm for it or anything."
Well, now he has 2,148 opportunities to read the thing and say whether he is for it or against the dirty trick initiative. Thanks to you.
We asked the blogosphere and thousands of Courage Campaign members to send him a copy and boy did you deliver. I had to get my weightlifter friend to help me cary them in to the Governor's office. Mind you it is about 100 degrees in Sacramento today.
I had given the press office a heads up that I was coming, just so we would not have an issue when I arrived. Unfortunately, the guy I talked to was no longer around when I arrived. A Sergeant at Arms directed us to the back door drop-off location. After some convincing and him talking to the governor's staff, we were allowed to go in to the governors office. Everyone was very gracious. The CHP officer laughed when I told them what we were up to. Not so much from the governor's staff...
Here are the boxes sitting on the official seal of the governor and one of me with the boxes. They are now in the hands of the governor's staff. Hopefully, at least one makes it's way to the governor's desk.
As for me, I am thrilled to see a brainstorm idea I came up with a week ago, translate into thousands of Californians taking action and creating a real world impact. We asked, you answered and we delivered. I look forward to many more. It was a thrill to be your messenger.
Like Rick Jacobs, the Chair of Courage Campaign says:
Thousands of Californians have made one simple request of the governor: please spend five minutes and read the initiative closely. The next time the Governor is asked publicly about this initiative, he will no longer have an excuse to play dumb about this partisan dirty trick.
The Republicans are pushing this dirty trick in an attempt to steal the election and our "post-partisan" governor is claiming ignorance. Has he failed to grasp the lessons of the 2005 election? In California, partisan power grabs are unacceptable and divisive. It is time for him to do the right thing.
Thank you to all who took action. If you have not done so already, please join the Courage Campaign and pledge to defeat this initiative. No matter where you live, you can help us beat back this dirty trick.
Welcome HuffPo readers. They have my picture and a link back to this post on the Politics section right now. I screen grabbed for posterity sake.