If you like Governor Gray Davis, you'll love Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante.

 

To the Editor:

If you like Governor Gray Davis, you'll love Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante. He's another Democratic career politician: Cruz has been on the California State Government payroll in one form or another for over twenty-five years now.

 

Today Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante made a couple of wild assertions. First he said that he was the only Democrat in the recall race. That would certainly be news to Ms. Audie Bock and about forty other recall candidates that are registered Democrats. It may be true that Lt. Governor Bustamante is the only career Democratic politician in this race.

 

The other wild assertion that Lt. Governor Bustamante made today was that he was the only non-millionaire in the recall race. Again, this will be news to the vast majority of the one hundred and thirty five candidates that qualified for this coming recall election.

 

It is also interesting to note that Lt. Governor Bustamante has received large donations for recent electoral campaigns from Indian gaming and casino interests in California. Basically, he, like Governor Gray Davis, is just another sold-out opportunistic career politician.

 

Replacing Governor Gray Davis with Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante is probably not worth the bother.

 

Yours truly,

 

James K. Sayre

 

16 August 2003