Twenty years ago, editors at the Los Angeles Times sent me to Sacramento to interview an anti-tax activist named Ted Costa, who had filed a petition that would lead to the recall of California’s governor, and his replacement by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“The recall is about freedom,” said Costa, as he gleefully referred to himself as a “wacko” and “president of the Banana Republic of California.”
“Here,” he said, “the people are showing the world that they can kick the rulers out anytime they like.”
I thought of Costa as I watched Gov. Gavin …