With Wisconsin voters heading to the polls tomorrow to decide whether to give Republican Gov. Scott Walker the boot, California's own recalled governor Gray Davis is sharing his thoughts on the process.
"Did I like getting recalled? No, but in difficult times, if you are going to ask people to make difficult decisions, voters should not be surprised, particularly when candidates are candid and clear about what they are going to do when they get elected," Davis said on MSNBC today..
The former Democratic governor, who was replaced by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2003 recall election, said recalls, referendums and initiatives are just "part of the process" in California and other western states.
"That's always a risk you assume," he said. "If you don't like that, find some other line of work."
Davis' comments came during a segment on Proposition 29, the initiative process and whether hot-button ballot measures are used to rally voters to the polls.
"In California, we don't take the view that if we don't like what the Legislature does, we have no remedies. If anything we have too many remedies here in California," he said.