deal world fantasies. I like Riordan, he was great for LA, but the prospect of him running against Davis for California governor as titular head of the GOP even now makes me still reluctantly conclude we did the right thing in voting for Simon. Bennett lives in some sort of fantasy world if he thinks Riordan and his wife would give two hoots for the issues he cares about, or as Quick and Loudlmouth state- he'd be getting twisted into a pretzel by Davis by now. However, he may be right about the Brulte/W axis theory. True, Simon now appears to be and may turn out to be the latest in a string of electorally disastrous rich heirs running on the California GOP ticket. But the problem is not his ideology, the problem is that he's just a fairly lame and inexperienced campaigner. Bug I'm with you, trailing at 7% is nothing short of remarkable considering the combination of the lawsuit and the TV pounding by Davis,

Also, we can certainly blame Simon for not revealing this dubious fraud lawsuit, but where the hell was the Times on this? Might they and other media have had a little bit of an anti-Riordan agenda skewing their lack of coverage of a presumably public court docket prior to the primary?

Posted by: Lloyd at September 6, 2002 02:19 PM

I wonder what issues Lloyd imagines I care about that Riordan doesn't? Low taxes? Good business climate? Efficient government not cos dubious fraud lawsuit, but where the hell was the Times on this? Might they and other media have had a little bit of an anti-Riordan agenda skewing their lack of coverage of a presumably public court docket prior to the primary?

Posted by: Lloyd at September 6, 2002 02:19 PM

I wonder what issues Lloyd imagines I care about that Riordan doesn't? Low taxes? Good business climate? Efficient government not controlled by unions? A strong Republican Party controlled by pro-choice moderates?

It seems to me that Riordan is on the same page with me on just about everything.

Posted by: Richard Bennett at September 6, 2002 02:44 PM

What the hell,I wouldn't vote for Gray if he was running for dog catcher and ditto for Simon.
I suppose I'll take the extra moment to write in for Riordan.
He'll be my protest vote like Nader was.
One thing for sure,the only thing about California that matters a whit to national poli fat cats is the electoral college until Kalifornia forms a semi coherent voice.
And believe me,Feinstein and Boxer ain't it.Those two are as predictable as the sun rising when it comes to DC politics,they would vote the demo party line if the demos wanted to abolish women in the senate.

Posted by: Dada at September 7, 2002 09:29 AM
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