Bush in California: The Politics of Power

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Economists say, if California catches the sniffles, the rest of the nation gets a cold. Does that mean the West Coast energy crisis will spread? Could President Bush do more to contain it? A summer of rolling blackouts in the nation's largest state will make economic waves cross the country. Even Republicans are worried about the political fallout if Bush gets the blame. Today, we hear what California wants, how the White House is responding, and what the crisis could mean beyond the boundaries of the Golden State.
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Warren Olney