2010 election

She’s No Quitter

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just ended two long days of intense speculation. She has announced that she will run for Minority Leader in the next Congress. In a tweet from earlier this morning, she said, “Driven by the urgency of creating jobs & protecting #hcr, #wsr, Social Security & Medicare, I am running for Dem Leader”

On Election Day and Beyond: Now What?

Being witness to Democracy in Action is a privilege and an honor. I have had that privilege for the past five elections. Besides the Presidential Election, this past Tuesday, November 2, 2010, was truly different in many ways. I wanted to begin this with how I ended a very long but wonderful day. After I concluded my duties as Elections Coordinator for Area 47C (covering Laguna Niguel),

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

Goodbye Pols!

With the election behind us and it being a pretty good one for Democrats in California, please take a moment to say “goodbye” to these pols who won’t be in office after the first of the year.  I’m sure our friends on the right will be doing the same thing to members of Congress and…

Why does Van Tran know how many ballots are outstanding when nobody else does?

The suspicious part of me thinks that number is more reflective of Tran’s estimate of the number of late absentee ballots his campaign (allegedly) helped illegally dump at polling places across the district. There is (allegedly) a long history of Tran’s team gathering ballots from voters, and delivering them for them to the polls. This is of course illegal, but that hasn’t stopped this funny business over the years Tran has held office.