Thank you MIGHTY THOR for letting those of us who drop off for a while continue to post!
I can’t stand it… not saying something… so here we go –
Because of my job and some of my outside duties I’ve been exposed to quite a bit of talk about this Mayoral thing over the last couple weeks. It’s too juicy to let stand.
#1 Over the first part of the scandal Democrats were saying privately that they thought Filner would resign, that Donna Frye and later Assemblywoman Gonzales had the muscle power to make Filner give up. Not the case over the last few days. Now insiders of all stripes are saying Filner probably stays on. In some circles this whole last week weakened Frye and Gonzalez and strengthened Atkins and Kehoe.
#2 Some Democrats are concerned that Saldana suddenly has become a player of sorts. For whatever reason most Democrats/Labor didn’t ever see her as particularly important. Actually, they mocked her, to be honest. Now Saldana has a hard time raising money, but she is positioning herself at an outsider Democrat taking on the party establishment. Not always a bad place to be. Democrats holding office are also freaked out about the whole “I knew but I never said anything” angle from other Democrats not in office or Republicans.
#3 Republican/business insiders appear more bemused than anything over all this. It’s pretty clear they are not going to fund a recall of Filner. The up-and-comers are starting to show who they are. Some pushing back and forth over who is running for what. Some group of businessmen, or a candidate, or the GOP or something polled a few days ago and they seem to feel pretty rosy.