- Water Fight Ready to Burst in 2010 http://aquafornia.com/archives/17519 “There will be wildly contentious battles over ballot propositions this year, withMessage 1 of 1 , Dec 22, 2009View Source
Water Fight Ready to Burst in 2010
“There will be wildly contentious battles over ballot propositions this year, with fights over a possible repeal of the Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriages, whether to hold a state constitutional convention and whether to legalize marijuana completely, to name just three hot-button initiatives heading for a popular vote
But the biggest fight, the sharpest split, may come over water. No one knows for sure, but the water plan and an associated bond issue approved last fall by state lawmakers might determine who will become California’s next governor. All major Republican candidates back the plan, while Attorney General Jerry Brown, the lone significant Democrat now running, hasn’t said much about it.
No one knows, also, whether Mark Twain really did say back in 1875 that in California, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Whether it was his or not, the remark remains as apt as ever today, almost 135 years after it was supposedly first uttered. The fighting this year will be over that as-yet-unnumbered water bond proposition, an $11.1 billion tar baby strongly backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. … “