Friday, September 19, 2008

Governor eyeing a Rally?

Like a bad penny, the discussions about the failure of the transportation initiative and the state-trust land initiative keep turning up. In this fairly quiet time following the Primary Election, there hasn't been much to talk about. However, it looks like Governor Napolitano is looking for ways to rally.

She is going to join Obama in Florida to campaign for him. This will help get her back in the news, especially with her cheerleaders since they are all breathlessly announcing that Obama is "back on message."

She was also recently named New Dem of the Week by the Democratic Leadership Council. This type of positive attention will help her get past the failures of late and help bolster her position against the impending budget issues that are heading her way in the wake of sagging revenues.

Finally, she is taking aim at Prop 101, the so-called "Medical Choice" initiative. The initiative is considered to be confusing by some and it now is raising questions about if it has the potential of hurting the healthcare options for the poor. On the surface, she sounds like she is fighting choice, but the devil, they say, is in the details. If Napolitano can stick to arguing about the unitended consequences of this initiative and stay away from the socialized medicine aspect, she may have found a way to be relevant in this election.

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