WSJ Opinion: Bustamante's 'extreme' tribal agenda
Friday, September 12, 2003

Ed. Note. This commentary also appeared on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page today.

"Polls show Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante is the front-runner to become governor of California if Gray Davis is recalled next month. But political correctness--Mr. Bustamante is the first major Latino candidate for governor in 125 years--has gotten him a surprising pass from the media.

None did. Only now are some reporters catching up with Mr. Bustamante's extreme platform. He wants to raise income tax rates and allow Indian tribes to block development within five miles of sacred sites. His plan to regulate gasoline prices has led Ted Gibson, the state's former chief economist, to warn of the return of 1970s gas lines."

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