BUT OF ALL THE THEORIES ABOUT Davis, I like Temple's the best. It's the one that most neatly fits the icily calculating Governor Davis I have come to know. "I think it's that no one has shown him yet just exactly what he'd get out of making the deal with Washington," she says. "After all, who does he fear? Who has his ear? Who can hurt him?"
Nobody I can think of. Except the electorate. But that hardly seems in the offing. To think there are actually some people out there campaigning for this sorry fellow is nothing short of mind-boggling.
Meanwhile, the clinics are starting to go down like a row of dominoes. As a last-gasp measure, the county supervisors have placed a measure on the November ballot that would raise local property taxes a paltry 3 cents per square foot. Yet the $175 million in additional revenue could keep a dozen clinics open and operating. The cost to the average homeowner would be about $42 a year -- or $3.56 a month. Again, thanks to the handiwork of the "tax-cutters," the measure needs a two-thirds majority to pass. Two months from now we'll find out if there are that many homeowners who -- in support of the needy -- will be willing to assess themselves a monthly sum equivalent to one 9-inch Dodger Dog.