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Three notes on Nathan Fletcher’s pro-prevailing wage article:
1) There is a reason Fletcher stood by Bob Filner in his sexual harassment scandal — Fletcher knows big labor needs Filner in office to pass garbage like this and also knows big labor is his future money bag.
2) Isn’t it great that Fletcher can take hours and hours to write (believe me I’ve seen him write, it’s not pretty), or more likely ask the unions to write this op-ed for him, but doesn’t have the time to ask the unions publicly why they haven’t asked Mayor Filner to resign? I guess special deals for unions come before the rights of women in the Fletcher and union playbooks.
- SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
Why It’s Time for the Tea Party
The populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it.
By PEGGY NOONAN
This fact marks our political age: The pendulum is swinging faster and in shorter arcs than it ever has in our lifetimes. Few foresaw the earthquake of 2008 in 2006. No board-certified political professional predicted, on Election Day 2008, what happened in 2009-10 (New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts) and has been happening, and will happen, since then. It all moves so quickly now, it all turns on a dime.
For those of you who read the previous Red County blog, I enlisted to do a series of interviews with notable local, state, and national politicians, political types, and other movers and shakers that might take my call. I got an email from MIGHTY THOR last week inviting me to take up the same task over here, which I agreed to do. Look for the first one in the next week or so.
In other news, I received a short call from John McCann (Chula Vista City Council, GOP nominee in the 78th Assembly District in 2008) late last night from Iraq. He is well, and in good spirits. Our thoughts are with you John.