California Governor Davis plays a good game of politics, unfortunately, his game is the politics of cowards. The game was well-orchestrated, gathering numerous women together to accuse Arnold Schwarzenegger, on the final days of the campaign, of sexual harassment, assault and more.
This story has been widely reported by liberal news sources, such as the L.A. Times, who, by the way, refused to report Davis' bad temper on numerous occassions, which he gave into frequently, shoving, shaking staff members and screaming the F-word more frequently than Nixon screamed the Lord's name in vain while in the White House.
What is clearly in play is the politics of personal destruction, obviously advised by top-Democrats, perhaps in fear that Arnold could give Hillary a run for her money in 2008.
Political campaigns should not be about personal attacks. They should be about the issues at hand that the people of any given state or nation feel are important, wherever the election's held. Too often the issues are ignored while attacking politicians and the media focus on personal attacks and cooked-up allegations, and when such allegations are release three days before the election, you can bet the attacks are what the media will focus on, rather than the issues at stake in the election, even though the issues will affect people's lives more than any political-attack allegation.
Having worked on quite a few political campaigns since 1996, I speak from experience. Politics is an ugly business. Mud-slinging too often gets in the way of what really is important to the people. And, boy, it sure does hurt when people throw me around so much! Yes, pun intended.
In this case, mud-slinging is painful to the people of California. It also demeans their intelligence and shows that the party who is promoting these partisan attacks clearly has no respect for their thoughts on the issues at stake.