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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 1:31 pm

Govern: To rule over by right of authority.

Governor: The executive head of a state in the U.S.

Government: The form or system of rule by which a state, community, etc. is governed.

Gubernatorial: Of or pertaining to a state governor or the office of state governor.

If the word 'govern' is used in so many other words, why does the adjective form of the word have 'Goober' in it? It sounds more like a theater treat or an idiot mechanic in Mayberry than it does a strong description of government.

Enough of the wordplay. It's that time folks. Time to make some decisions and vote in a new governor for California. Many people are puzzled at our choices and saying "Really? This is what we get?" But, yes. This is what we get. And, along with governor, we have the chance to elect new state officials, council members, school board members, and people whose jobs we probably don't even understand.

It can be crap shoot. But it can also lead to change. And you can't make a difference if you don't vote. So - gather up all your information; read your literature; talk to people whose opinions you respect; argue if you need to . . . and made some decisions. If you don't get the answers you're looking for about a candidate on paper or online - call them. I've done it - the night before an election - and I was able to made decisions that I still don't regret.

But this isn't about me. It's about California. The machine is broken . . . so let's try to fix it.

Take a few minutes and watch this rant that Craig Ferguson did in 2008. It's a little dated. He's focused on the presidential election, but he makes a very good point. (And he's fun to watch).

"If you don't vote, you're a moron"