By: Colleen O’Connor
Lunar New Year began Sunday. The Year of the Tiger, a symbol of courage, and celebrated by the Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans and others.
An apt description for the Chinese economy—a tiger that the world envies for its strength and fears for its power.
“As a rebel, the tiger goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society, and willingly puts up objections.”
A more apt description needed for California’s next Governor.
However, when the Zogby poll asked Americans about their first thoughts of China, they answered, “jobs going overseas.”
Not tigers, or even tea, even though some of the best tea in the world is grown in China’s Fujian province.
In keeping with this year’s political “leaf” motif—tea parties, tea baggers, and the tea “revolution,” I began to see the California Governor’s race as a choice among teas.
More precisely, black tea, white tea, green tea and herbals.
Stay with me here.
How best to approach our state’s problems? Loaded with caffeine? Choose high-octane black tea.
To silence massive indigestion caused by insoluble problems? Salutary green tea.
Escape the misery with slumber and sleep? New Age Herbals.
Or courageously slog through to a better future? Artery unclogging white tea.
It contains 10 times the vitamins and antioxidants of green tea—needed to reduce blood pressure, prevent strokes and massive coronaries.
White tea also fights cancer. Long life. Happy dreams.
California has tried high octane—Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Tried salutary—Gov. Gray Davis.
Tried New Age Herbals—1970s Gov. Jerry Brown.
But, now California needs a “white tea” leader—who can unclog the political system, prevent a massive economic coronary, and speak out about wrongs in society.
“White Tea” contenders
California is fortunate to have three contenders for the Governor’s race that have great academic credentials, extensive business or political experience, and those rare “white tea” qualities—imagination, stamina, and the courage of their convictions.
Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, and Steve Poizner all possess the necessary talents to be California’s next Governor.
Read more: http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-02-15/columns/oconnor-bank-on-californias-future-yes-it-still-has-a-future##ixzz0fd2CbDos