Carl Pope on CA 11
Yeah, that Carl Pope, from the Sierra Club (that's for you, Rocky), mentioned the CA 11 race on his blog today. He warns about counting too much on the ethics issues to carry the day.
But voters don't care about the ethics as much as they are repulsed by the politics. Here is a man who not only proposes to sell national parks, but also wants to gut the Endangered Species Act, resume commercial whaling and open the California coast to offshore drilling. Pombo, in short, is the perfect symbol of both the substance and the sleaze of this Congress.Might there not be a hint here for the way that campaigns are carried out? Pope contines...
So, get ready for a really bloody, nasty election season. They are already working hard to distract and divide us -- witness the "flap" around the national anthem in Spanish. We mustn't fall for it.
The only other candidate he mentioned was McCloskey. Wierd, don't you think?