Missed the state Dem party convention? No worries


I missed the state Democratic Party convention, too -- had the kids all weekend while the partner was partying in Vegas. But that's OK -- lots of other people were there, and while the MSM mostly missed what was going on, the bloggers had it covered.

If you want the live blow-byblow and some excellent post-prandial analysis, CalBuzz had the scoop. Mostly: Jerry Brown was acting like, well, Jerry, and ducking the major issue of the competing tax measures. John Burton said fuck a lot. Kamala Harris had the best speech (and is already positioning herself to run for guv or maybe senate, maybe against Gavin Newsom, who was working every room).

If you want all the drama around the Howard Berman v. Brad Sherman battle, John Meyers of KQED has the story and the audio.

If you want to know -- suprise, surprise -- how the Old Guard in the party (once again) screwed the grassroots activists and kept an iron fist of control over the outcome of some of the key votes, Paul Hogart tells the sad, predictable tale here and Brian Leubitz at Calitics has an overview here.

And if you've read all of that and still need to know more about the insides of the San Diego Convention Center, then you're a sicker soul than I.


She has been running for higher office ever since she was SF DA. I guess you'd have to admire her ambition if she weren't so damned obvious about it.

But Tim I think you underrate her - what Kamala is running for is the Presidency. The office of either governor or senator (and I think it's going to be the latter - in 2016 when Babs Boxer finishes her final term) is but a steppingstone to the greatness to which our little Tamil tigress feels entitled.

I was talking about this last weekend at Buck's Tavern and all the other members of the progressive intelligentsia were in agreement with me - as usual.

Posted by h. Brownnose on Feb. 13, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

But KH can't win the presidency. We the people were finally ready for a Prez who is only half-white. It's still not clear if we're ready for a woman.

For the combo? No way. Not in her lifetime anyway.

But Guv'nor? Maybe, just maybe.

Posted by Guest on Feb. 13, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

1. assasination of us citizens
2. indefinite detention (signed into law by Obama)
3. arbitrary justice
4. warrantless searches
5. secret evidence
6. war crimes
7. secret courts
8. immunity from judicial review
9. continual monitoring of citizens
10. extraordinary rendition (yes, we still torture)

What are you going to do about it?

Posted by Guest 99% on Feb. 13, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

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