Bill Spaulding

Obama Delegate Update

UPDATE: Here’s an excerpt from the letter sent to the state party by the Obama campaign. “The Obama Campaign submitted a list of approved district delegate candidates to your office on April 7, 2008 pursuant to Section III.A.5 of the California Democratic Party Delegate Selection Plan. By this letter, we would like to withdraw that…

April 3 Matters, Too

Many people remember April 4 as the day The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, jr. was shot and killed. Most all of us have heard the “I Have a Dream” speech often enough to recite parts of it. On Sunday, I visited the Skirball Museum to see the Bob Dylan exhibit as an interlude before…

Surfing Dana’s Failing Grade

Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) gets an F for his voting record on issues that affect the middle class, including votes against reducing college costs, expanding children’s health care, raising the national minimum wage and lowering prescription drug prices. Despite the fact that the majority of his constituents are members of the increasingly squeezed middle class,…

Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook Wins Democratic Party Support

Mayor Debbie Coook’s campaign for Congress hits high gear. First is this good news in a press release from the Campaign. HB MAYOR DEBBIE COOK IS ON HER WAY TO BEING DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S OFFICIAL CHOICE FOR THE 46TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook won nearly unanimous delegate support for her Congressional campaign during…

How to Curry Favor with the Media

HT to Wonkette via Kos, from CNN This was too good not to pass along. The Men’s Locker Room at the Austin, TX Berger Activity Center serves double duty as the filing room for the Clinton press corps. One wonders, don’t they think these things out in advance? “These accommodations should in no way be…

Hate to Be A “Told You So”

Tip of the hat to Red County/OC Blog for the latest episode of Treasurer-Tax Collector Chriss Street’s roller-coaster ride continues. The County of Orange has $80 million in a structured investment vehicle called Whistlejacket Capital. Unfortunately, Whistlejacket is in trouble. According to today’s Times of London: Standard Chartered has dropped attempts to rescue its $7.1…

Post Tuesday Thoughts

Last night I went to bed a little sad. Woke up today feeling the same way. And a lot tired. I don’t feel bad, though. I’ve survived seven years of King George 43rd. I can survive losing California. It’s been an amazing journey since joining the Obama campaign last July. There are plenty of people…