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I talked to a well-connected California GOPer yesterday, and the gay-marriage bill came up. Here’s what he said: “This was done purely to hurt the governor. Bills like it have been introduced before and they’ve gone nowhere. This time, though, a bunch of Democrats–mostly Latinos–switched from opposition to support. They knew all along the governor would veto because that’s what he has said he will do. But they also know it will make some people mad at him, and this was their purpose.”

John J. Miller — John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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