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'Power grab' justified

Former president Bill Clinton is accusing the Republicans in California of a "power grab." Perhaps he's right, but can you blame the Republicans for wanting to take control? Given California's current situation, it seems the Republicans have a sort of social/political/economic responsibility to do what they can to change things.

Gray Davis and Cruz Bustamante have proven they cannot be trusted to lead the state. If things were the other way around, and Republicans had caused this fiasco, wouldn't the Democrats have the obligation to try to make things right? Clinton is right: The Republicans are aiming to take control. Why shouldn't they?

Richard McConkie

Salt Lake City