Joe Mathews weighs in on CalWatchdog piece

Dec. 5, 2012

By Chris Reed

Joe Mathews, one of the least ideological mainstream California political pundits, has weighed in on the analysis I did last week on the evidence that unions are trying to stifle direct democracy in California by monkey-wrenching petition drives, trying to invalidate successful anti-union ballot measures and urging union-allied lawmakers to interfere with the initiative-drafting process.

I think Joe is a bit naive, but I welcome him taking this issue seriously, unlike California’s myopic mainstream media. Here’s the link to his column.

I left a Facebook comment on his piece, but as of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, it wasn’t showing up, for whatever reason.


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  1. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 December, 2012, 08:10

    Are opponents of ballot initiatives sabotaging the signature gathering on those measures?

    That’s the allegation that the veteran San Diego-based writer and California expert Chris Reed makes in this provocative piece at CalWatchDog.

    What is a “California Expert”….. and how do I become one….. (sarcasm eye rolls) 🙂

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  2. Rex the Wonder Dog!
    Rex the Wonder Dog! 6 December, 2012, 08:12

    There is NO DOUBT the fake name scam is in use, the true question, that cannot be truly answered, is how much is it in use.

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