Nation: Maniac or Messiah?

The day California went to the polls the old man fortified himself with his usual morning drink: four parts apple juice and one part cranberry juice. Later, seated in a barbershop near his West Los Angeles office, he held court, conducting interviews, mugging for photographers and reworking his victory speech. A concession statement? Howard Jarvis did not see why he should waste his time. Sure enough, a few hours later, an ecstatic Jarvis stood on the podium in the Los Angeles Biltmore, blowing kisses to his screaming supporters. "Now we know how it...

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