The Stockton Record has not been a friend to its new Congressman, Jerry McNerney (gosh, it feels GOOD to say that). Falling all over themselves and managing to impale themselves in the process, the Record’s editorial board endorsed Richard Pombo a few weeks ago despite SEVERE MISGIVINGS. Well, guys, you should have listened to that quiet little voice that resides inside you. Your readership certainly did.
So here is how the Record describes this morning's election results in a late-breaking article by Hank Shaw and Zachary K. Jackson:
Richard McNerney declared victory at 12:15 a.m. today, leading 52.3 percent to 47.7 percent with 90 percent of the precincts reporting, including 100 percent from San Joaquin County.Um, guys, RICHARD was your OLD Congressman — JERRY is your new one. Get used to it.
"We won this thing. It's ours," he said amid cheers.