No Taste for Pombo
I went to the Taste of Morgan Hill festival yesterday. It was really a fine, beautiful day. Every year, the auto show gets bigger and better. But for this list, the major thing was the opportunity to shake hands with Jerry McNerney. You see, he and I had never officially met face to face, though we have exchanged email for several years.
Notable by his absence was Richard Pombo, off doing the nation's business, I guess, like renaming a post office. This is typical Pombo, essentially ignoring Santa Clara County. When I was campaigning for McCloskey, I found a number of people who said that the only time Pombo showed up over here was to ask for votes. Well, in this case, I didn't even see him doing that.
I did drop by the Republican booth. They had a very nice booth with signs up strongly supporting Tom McClintock, but I didn't even see a Pombo flyer to be handed out. They also had signs up encouraging people to "Register Republican". However, when questioned they said you could register any way you wanted to.
Maybe Pombo is not to the Taste of Morgan Hill residents. He did not even carry the primary election here. And, it seems that Morgan Hill is not in Pombo's plans either.