Six Californias

So the initiative to break up California is getting submitted today.  Being a geography and demographics guy, I have many, many thoughts about this.  But here is today's: What does it say about California's initiative system when TAXPAYERS are going to have to spend scare resources to print ballots, send out election materials and count votes on an idea that most consider ridiculous on its face because ONE rich guy, whose resources are clearly anything but limited, decided it was a good way to spend YOUR money. 

Maybe Republicans who oppose any initiative reform that would make qualifying an initiative even the slightest bit harder will start to look at such reforms as the fiscally responsible thing to do.  Or not.