A FESTERING SORE….Those of you who aren’t from California may be wondering why Cruz Bustamante decided to break Democratic solidarity and enter the recall race. By way of explanation, here’s a blast from the past that explains the close and friendly relationship between Bustamante and Gray Davis:

….there is no love lost between the lieutenant governor and governor.

After their public falling-out in 1999 over Davis’ decision to mediate parts of Proposition 187 left unresolved, Bustamante called the ballot measure to deny illegal immigrants services “morally indefensible.”

In a move Davis’ staff claimed was unrelated, the governor’s office repossessed parking passes assigned to the lieutenant governor’s staff.

Here in California, you do not take away a man’s parking pass. You’d think a native like Davis would understand that.

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