3. "a model of rational political thought" expect with Prop 8 I guess.
I'm a native Californian and it bothers me to read that the Prop H8 State is a model of rationality when in fact they voted to use their own faiths to control other people 'for Gawd'. They removed existing rights from people a first in US history. So to CA, my home, I say good election cycle, but you are far from rational until you stop the bigotry. The end.