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The Yes on 8 side of California's Prop. 8 battle is indignant.

Yet another judge has let them down, this time by refusing to change the Prop. 8 title to suit their campaign.

In response, the Yes on 8 campaign is now distributing this press release that includes this claim:

In a review of the past 50 years of ballot measures, this is the only initiative among 250 initiatives that an Attorney General has assigned a negative verb for its Title & Summary.

Really?  

I mean, it sounds like it might be true, so let's go back 52 years:

1956 Prop 5:  ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE ESTABLISHMENTS

Eliminates present provision ...

1956 Prop 16:  CIVIL AND CRIMINAL APPEALS

Deletes present time limits ...

And I'm sure there's more.  Just run a search at the California Ballot Measures Database at:

http://library.uchastings.edu/...

That said, I suspect that even the "50 years" claim is bogus.  For example:

1994 Prop 191:  Effective January 1, 1995, eliminates justice courts ...

1996 Prop 199:  Phases out local rent control laws ... eliminates controls on rent for space ...

And there's more, but you get the idea.

How stupid do these people think we are?

Chino Blanco

Originally posted to Chino Blanco on Sat Aug 09, 2008 at 10:15 AM PDT.

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