Does California Have a Message for the Rest of the US?

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Porno king Larry Flynt, billboard queen Angelyne, former child TV star Gary Coleman are just some of the official candidates for Governor of the biggest state in the Union, along with 30 or 40 people nobody ever heard of before. There-s also the Terminator, the Austrian-born weight-lifter who promises to -clean house- in Sacramento. Unless a federal court delays the process, Californians will vote in October on whether to throw out the Governor they elected just last November. Is California America-s wackiest state or, as Thomas Jefferson said, is -a little rebellion now and then-a good thing?- We hear more about California's recall and whether there's a message the rest of the country can't afford to ignore. We get perspective from journalists and historians, including California-s official state librarian who recently told the Los Angeles Times, -I have defended California in season and out, but I-m throwing in the towel this time.-
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