Foreign Aide

Foer, Franklin
February 2002
New Republic;2/18/2002, Vol. 226 Issue 6, p21
Focuses on California Governor Gray Davis. Information that Davis represents the staffer-turned-politician breed that crosses ideological lines; Background of the political apprenticeship of Davis that began in 1973; Obsession of Davis for fund raising; Information of the political apprenticeship of Gray Davis; Idea that working on a politician's staff constitutes a useful apprenticeship for elective office; Efforts of Davis to promote Tom Bradley's insurgent campaign against law-and-order Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty; Proposal of a progressive pay structure of his staff; Role of campaign aide performed by Davis against his party's gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Brown; Statement that as Davis was managing Brown's image and reputation, he was using his post to cultivate his own; Views of Davis on terrorism; Response of Davis to crises in California and the United States.


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