Reference is made to your Oct. 4 editorial, "Please, No More Fiascoes." Needless to say, your editorial staff and I disagree. Let me explain why.
Words like consensus and compromise have a calming effect. They create the impression that all sides can sit down and resolve an issue--on the surface, a very plausible approach. With regard to water transfer, it is almost an impossible task. Take it from someone who has been there.
One should not give one's opponents everything they want at one's own expense and wait with baited breath for some great expectation at some future date.
So there is no misunderstanding among your newspaper, the Deukmejian Administration, or me, regardless of the dialogue among the parties, two events must occur before my endorsement is obtained.