An earlier post on this blog provided a bit of California political history regarding Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter, the couple in the photo, who developed an approach to campaigning in the 1930s. As we noted, they developed a network that provided editorial content to newspapers around the state, pushing whatever cause they were paid to promote.
The proponents of the anti-pension/anti-retiree health care initiative that was recently filed and which sweeps in UC, seem to be following the Whitaker-Baxter playbook, as we have previously noted. Yet another example can be found below in which one newspaper reprints a pro-initiative editorial from another:
Our earlier post is at http://uclafacultyassociation.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-on-pension-initiative-coordination.html.
The more things change…