.More context at CNN - 'The Brethren' - January 25, 2000
I want to ask some questions of the paragraph:
1) What does the sentence in green say? IMO, the rallying point was in favor of Yarber to opposite the capital punishment. Is it right? The rallying point was Yarber's opposition to the death penalty [which is still used in California] which his opponent used as a tool to persuade voters to vote against Yarber.
2) I wonder why delaying every execution can be considered as "arrogance" Same point - California has the death penalty, Yarber disapproves so he delayed executions, and this is regarded as an arrogant action in an elected official.
3) And I think that the IRS has something to do with the frenzy, doesn't it? No - they took advantage of it to investigate Yarber's tax affairs. Because they said:"the Republicans whipped up a frenzy, and the recall was a smashing success. They pitched him onto the street, where he floundered for a while until the IRS began asking questions. Educated at Stanford, indicted in Sacramento, sentenced in San Francisco, and now serving his time at a federal prison in Florida.". But who's the Republicans here? Do they belong to the IRS? The Republican Party in California.
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