from anyone who will give it.
My most important priority is to restore our schools to greatness.
My heart goes out to them,
Why Because we're very well down this process as it is - flawed as it is - and we're counting on getting more power plants on line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power.
Well, we're trying to patch and fix and put a cast on a broken system here. You can call it what you want, but we'll continue to purchase power in a private market.
We're not going to take this sitting down. We are fighting back.
We believe you will not have to pay more than the current rate structure proposes - which is, for 50 percent of the public, nothing for another 25 percent, only a 10 percent increase and for the remaining 25 percent, a 34 percent increase.
They're the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and they will not do that. They will not pull the trigger.
Meanwhile, people have to join us and fight back against the federal government that has dropped the ball, that is in bed with these energy companies, that wants them to make more money than they've made before.
I have not been briefed.
I don't know if I would do this if I had to start over again.
As the governor of this state, I obviously see the issue quite differently.
There is only one governor, and his name is Gray Davis.
Tonight the voters decided it was time for someone else to serve.
The people did decide that it's time for someone else to serve and I accept their judgment.
I have gotten the message, ... I understand a lot of people signed the recall. We are trying very hard every day to solve people's problems.
Bill Simon's vision of the future is totally out of step and out of sync with Californians. He is pro-life, pro-gun, pro-voucher, pro- our crazy power deregulation scheme and pro-privatization. This is not Californians' vision of the future,
I believe you wait until the money is there before you give it back.
We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
There are so many scenarios here. We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years and build assumptions based on that. We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best. And I've told people the end is in sight.
If that initiative were to pass, investment would be withheld, and it would take years and years longer before we had a surplus of power.
I've said many times to reporters that I have an obligation to serve a four-year term, and I'm committed to do so.
I have an obligation to share with the people of this state information that may well be credible to affect their lives, ... More importantly, I want them to know that we have gone the extra mile to protect them.
Duke came to us. They volunteered to come to us and made a number of suggestions to some people on my staff. I don't know how I would characterize them, but there have been some discussions going back and forth between Duke and members of my staff.
the most qualified person on question number two.