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CDP Convention Video Part II

More video from the convention: If you start and then pause the video while you check your email it will load fully. After the entire video loads you can navigate to the points of interest noted below. DNC Vice-Chair and Congressman Mike Honda at about 15 minutes. California Controller John Chiang at about 32 minutes.…

Blood Is Thinner Than Voting Records

On Monday the Guv’s staff notified his brother-in-law, Bobby Shriver, and actor Clint Eastwood that their terms on the state Park and Recreation Commission were not being renewed. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “As commissioners, the two men voted to oppose a 16-mile extension of state Route 241 that would connect southern Orange County…

What a Difference Four Months Will Make

The turnout at last month’s California primary was the largest in over 25 years, according to Secretary of State Debra Bowen. More than 9 million voters, representing better than 57% of those registered, turned out to vote. The turnout record is still the one set in 1976 (post-Watergate) when nearly 73% of registered voters cast…

A Full Democratic Slate, Part I

Yesterday was the last day* for candidates to file to run in California’s June 3 Primary Election. The races that will appear on the ballot for that election are the primaries for Assembly, State Senate, and Congress, as well as Superior Court judicial races, county Board of Education, county Supervisor, and party central committees. I’m…

Best. Month. Evah!

I just had a peek at our Sitemeter, which is available for public viewing here, and noticed we experienced more hits in February than any previous month. Prior to this month our greatest number of hits was in October during the wildfires, when our coverage drew a lot of readers. Thanks for being with us.…

The Lady Doth Make Much Ado about Nothing

Over at Red County today, Matt Cunningham (Jubal) has posted a press release from Mimi Walters. I won’t waste electrons by quoting it here, but you can read the whole thing on Matt’s site. In summary, “Assemblywoman Mimi Walters (R-Laguna Niguel)” has proposed a new law that will “require voters to provide proof of citizenship…

Timing is Everything, Part II

A few weeks ago a friend with D.C. connections happened to tell me Senator John McCain had a “zipper problem” that’s well-known in Washington circles. I was pretty unimpressed: it seems to me that if politics could somehow be stripped of anyone whose sex life wasn’t an open book, our councils and legislatures would become…