Re: 14-Year-Old Voters

by Steven F. Hayward


It’s even more fun than you think. The sponsor of the kiddie-voter bill is Sen. John Vasconcellos, one of the most out-there liberals in the state. Fortunately he hits his final term limit this year I believe. The kiddie-voter bill is not unusual for Vasco (as he is known): he was the sponsor of California’s famous Commission on Self-Esteem that was lampooned in Doonesbury back in the 1980s. He also once sponsored a bill to outlaw automobile air conditioning in California when the ozone layer scare was at its height. Ban air conditioning–in California! Now there’s a great idea. . .

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