An Evening of Pleasure… and PAIN
As readers know, a night with The Barkeep is always pleasurable (he’s insightful from decades in local politics) and painful (the next morning). I got up at 10am this morning. I usually get up at 6am. Enough said.
The Barkeep on redistricting:
“Everyone’s seen the Empower San Diego map now. It was b******t. If the commission approves something as obviously gerrymandered as this there is no point to having a commission – you might as well give the job of drawing the lines over to the labor unions. I think this whole good government process is nonsense, but if you are going to pretend to draw lines that really represent communities then do it and cut off the games from “nonpartisan” organizations like Empower San Diego. The political director of the damn labor council is on the board over there. Nonpartisan? Worse, one of the commissioners is a member too. Who are these judges that picked these people? How old are they? As old as me?”
The Barkeep on San Diego District 7:
“So now Johnnie Perkins is running around town telling anyone that’s not deaf he wants to run for city council in District 7. If I can think of a candidate more likely to put Marti Emerald back in the council I’ll let you know. Really Republicans? You gonna run a lobbyist against Emerald? Wasn’t this guy a lobbyist for the trash haulers? For the UNIONS too? And for the love of God wasn’t Perkins for Emerald the last time against April Boling? I can’t imagine Boling or her supporters, or the Republicans who took this one personally, are going to throw the doors wide open for him.
Early day for me today.