"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

April 28, 2007

Mike here in San Diego at the California Democratic Party Convention. The day has hardly begun and already we've heard an outstanding speech by Hillary Clinton. She covered the gammit of Democratic Party basic principles, both domestic and international issues. I'm not a big Clinton supporter, but I'll take her over most anyone else at this point. If she wins, she'll have the most intense scrutiny of any candidate or elected President in history, so accountability won't be a problem with her. I tend to lean towards Richardson at this point, as he most closely matches my personal progressive principles, which are so important to me. However, Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Richardson, whoever wins, will have my full support because that's what Democrats need to stand up and do, if we ever want to break this stranglehold by the corporate right-wing gang currently ruining our lives.

Phil Angelides is schedule to speak this afternoon. I'll be interested to see what he has to say, and how the delegates react, since we haven't heard a thing from him since his humiliating defeat last November to Groperzenegger.

Right now Secretary of State Debra Bowen is speaking about fair elections, electronic vote counting, and all those issues about which true Democrats are so concerned when they mail in their absentee ballot or punch those buttons in the voting booth each election. State Attorney General Jerry Brown gave his usual, passionate comments about the environment and his lawsuits/countersuits with the automobile manufacturing industry. He always speaks off the cuff and to the point, so his speeches are quick and rhetoric-free. As far as California politics go, he's "da Man".

More to follow....

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