August 05, 2003

Governor Loretta Sanchez? O...

Governor Loretta Sanchez? On a much better day for Gray Davis (the nine Democratic presidential candidates issued a group condemnation of the recall, calling it a "partisan Republican effort" to push through a "right-wing agenda"; also, Big Labor gave some brain-crippled support to Gray), a new Democratic possibility opened up: Orange County firebrand Loretta Sanchez. Sanchez was the one who A) unseated Crazy Bob Dornan from a previously Republican stronghold, and B) pissed off the weenie Democratic national leadership by scheduling a 2000 National Convention fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion.

Here she is in tomorrow's USA Today:

U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., is urging Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., to run. Feinstein has shown no interest. "I may be my second choice," Sanchez said Tuesday.
Here she is in tomorrow's New York Times:
United States Representative Loretta Sanchez, a Democrat from Orange County, said today that Democrats "deserve to have a choice" on the replacement ballot. Ms. Sanchez said her choice would be United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, but if she remained on the sidelines Ms. Sanchez would consider running.

"It is a possibility," she said. "I am a very reluctant candidate. I am going to be up to the last minute asking Dianne to run."

Having her as the ranking Democratic challenger would probably blow the lid off the simmering immigration subtext of this election. (Republican candidate Elton Gallegly, a Simi Valley congressman, said when announcing his campaign: "I firmly believe that illegal immigration is at the root of California's economic problems.")

Posted by at August 5, 2003 08:58 PM
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Here's my only question: why hasn't anybody asked Linda Sanchez what she thinks of the recall? Is big sis her first or second choice for gubernatorial candidate?

Posted by: Robert Tagorda at August 5, 2003 10:11 PM

Great, two more candidates to bring some badly needed dignity to the race...weren't Dana Rohrbacher or Maxine Waters available? Isn't there someone out there who is isn't a political retread or buffoon who will step in?

In any event, I endorse Neal Pollack.

Posted by: Steve Smith at August 5, 2003 10:18 PM

I'd vote for this guy:

http://www.flemmingforgovernor.org

Here is his platform:

In November 2002, the people of our state decided who should become governor if Gov. Gray Davis were to leave office. That person is Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante...

As many experts have pointed out, should Davis lose the recall vote, it is quite possible that a Republican with a small minority of votes could take the governor's office.

My candidacy is designed to address this looming threat.

If elected, I will immediately resign. This action will make Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante the governor of California.

This is the entirety of my platform. I take no position on any issue other than the recall.

He even has his resignation letter posted already.

Posted by: John Cole at August 5, 2003 10:25 PM

In fairness, I must point out he is a lunatic lefty who thinks the world is under assault from evil fascist Republicans, but I like his style. Moxie- I like it.

Posted by: John Cole at August 5, 2003 10:28 PM

I just hope that the 99 Cents Only Stores Company finds its 99 year-old candidate. Don't we have a budget to fix? Surely, that campaign will bring about frugality.

Posted by: Boomshock at August 5, 2003 11:56 PM

Weird that you mention illegal immigration as the sub-text: I was reminded of it yesterday listening to the local afternoon hate show, which toggles between Evil Joe Davis and Evil Illegal Immigrants on a sentence-by-sentence basis. I had no idea it was really such an issue, as opposed to being just an easy target for rant shows? But then, I didn't know either that my own "representative" - Elton Gallegly - had thrown his hat in both rings. Glad to see I have my finger on the pulse.

Posted by: Hoodie Craw at August 6, 2003 08:10 AM

Give Loretta points for pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. But she's still a major league lightweight, and you don't have to be a bigot to not like the fact that she cruised into office on the back of illegally registered non-citizens from south of the border. Tho I didn't hear the whole thing, I think our local east coast imported radio bigots alluded to above managed to set her off pretty good the other day.

Posted by: Lloyd at August 6, 2003 10:11 AM

I listen to John and Ken occasionally. They're over the top, but calling them bigots or hate radio is even more over the top, and is most likely due to ignorance or not having any other argument.

As for Fleming, you might want to check this out before endorsing him or Bustamante.

Posted by: Lonewacko at August 7, 2003 02:39 PM
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publicans, but I like his style. Moxie- I like it.

Posted by: John Cole at August 5, 2003 10:28 PM

I just hope that the 99 Cents Only Stores Company finds its 99 year-old candidate. Don't we have a budget to fix? Surely, that campaign will bring about frugality.

Posted by: Boomshock at August 5, 2003 11:56 PM

Weird that you mention illegal immigration as the sub-text: I was reminded of it yesterday listening to the local afternoon hate show, which toggles between Evil Joe Davis and Evil Illegal Immigrants on a sentence-by-sentence basis. I had no idea it was really such an issue, as opposed to being just an easy target for rant shows? But then, I didn't know either that my own "representative" - Elton Gallegly - had thrown his hat in both rings. Glad to see I have my finger on the pulse.

Posted by: Hoodie Craw at August 6, 2003 08:10 AM

Give Loretta points for pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. But she's still a major league lightweight, and you don't have to be a bigot to not l an easy target for rant shows? But then, I didn't know either that my own "representative" - Elton Gallegly - had thrown his hat in both rings. Glad to see I have my finger on the pulse.

Posted by: Hoodie Craw at August 6, 2003 08:10 AM

Give Loretta points for pointing out that the emperor has no clothes. But she's still a major league lightweight, and you don't have to be a bigot to not like the fact that she cruised into office on the back of illegally registered non-citizens from south of the border. Tho I didn't hear the whole thing, I think our local east coast imported radio bigots alluded to above managed to set her off pretty good the other day.

Posted by: Lloyd at August 6, 2003 10:11 AM

I listen to John and Ken occasionally. They're over the top, but calling them bigots or hate radio is even more over the top, and is most likely due to ignorance or not having any other argument.

As for Fleming, you might want to check this out before endorsing him or Bustamante.

Posted by: Lonewacko at August 7, 2003 02:39 PM
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