The New York Times editorial staff weighs in on California’s recall election:
New York, like most states, makes it difficult for voters to indulge in fits of pique at politics as usual by installing an action hero in the governor’s office. Alienated citizens can’t rush in and register to vote on Election Day, as they did in Minnesota when Jesse Ventura was elected. They don’t have the option of a recall, as Californians do. The political tradition in New York might best be described as antipopulist. On Tuesday night at least, that didn’t seem entirely bad.
Can anyone else think of an instance where New Yorkers were touted as having civil politics?