The California governor has proclaimed 04/20- 04/27 as “Days of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide”. California, if you were unaware, has one of the largest Armenian exodus populations in the country; Massachusetts also has a large contingent. The Californian Armenian population has a significant and successful lobbying branch, which is partly why Speaker Pelosi is so fervent about bringing the topic to the forefront in Congress. There successful and determined attempt to make sure that the Armenian genocide is recognized resonates with politicians who are eager to get their vote.
For Schwarzenegger, the week of remembrance is a political movie– you must appease those who vote for you after all. Read the rest of this entry »