Posted by James, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jun 28, 2009 at 10:48 pm
Reply to Tom Campbell post: I heard Tom Campbell last night, as a guest on physicist Dr Bill Wattenburg on KGO radio....easy for you to hear it too. Google type in KGO810AMradio....then click on ARCHIVES,...then click on Bill Wattenburg...SAT 11:00PM....drag right to about 8 minutes after. Tom explained how if we had passed Arnold's special election items back in 2005, we wouldn't be in this budget mess today. Listen. YOU CAN LISTEN TO ANY SHOW FOR 7 DAYS, so up until 11:00pm next Sat you can listen, stop/start/skip ads, etc. I always listen to physicist Dr Bill Wattenburg who promotes the REAL ACCURATE 21st century SCIENCE on the safety, & desperate need for more nuclear plants....best science education available
Posted by Really?, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 1, 2009 at 8:19 am
And what, pray tell, would you attribute our stellar State's fiscal woes to? Was that the GOP's handywork too?
Taking a national issue and blaming it for our current state of woes hardly seems accurate - or lucid.
Glad you had a chance to sound off about your personal hatred of eight years of history, but back to the question of who NOW is best poised to take the reigns and get control over an out of control legislature...
Any actual helpful insights, Julie? Focus, I bet even you can come up with a good idea.
Posted by informed_dem_voter, a resident of another community, on Jul 19, 2009 at 11:16 pm
Disregarding Tom Campbell as "just another Republican" is a huge mistake. If you had taken the time to examine his record as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, you would know that he opposes military intervention overseas, and even led a bipartisan lawsuit in 1999 against President Clinton for bombing Kosovo despite near-unanimous Congressional opposition to intervention (427 to 2 in the House) in a landmark case still taught in university foreign policy courses today (Campbell v. Clinton). However, since foreign policy is obviously not at the forefront of the 2010 gubernatorial debate, I only mention this to answer your Iraq comment. Campbell has also demonstrated his character in other facets of his career in public service, including his vocal (though politically disadvantageous) opposition to Prop 8, not to mention the fact that he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law, received a PhD under the direct mentorship of Milton Friedman at UChicago, clerked for a Supreme Court Justice, served as the Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Business, and was Arnold's Budget Director back when we actually had any money. No, Campbell is no Republican hack; as a registered Dem, I firmly believe that his honesty and expertise are EXACTLY what this state needs in a moment of financial crisis. I'd really like to see Campbell go head to head with Jerry Brown--how refreshing it would be to see two such competent, experienced men compete for such an unenviable job!
Posted by thomasfromtracycity, a resident of another community, on Aug 11, 2009 at 6:48 pm
I would like to pose a question to our State's Latino voters because I have a response to get past Julie!! Could the Latino voters stand behind Tom Campbell for Govenor since it looks like a race between Whitman's southern connections and the Native-American Campbell's conservative practices? You see, Julie, there is a new book, ancient actually, but recently translated into English, 2004. It is "The Nemenhah Records" from the Mentinah Library, a cave in Sanpete Co., Utah, it says plenty about our present day and age. That war in Iraq where Saddam Hussein has been brought down tried and convicted by his own nation sentenced to death and punished, it was prophesied about in this book! It calls Hussein the one who suffers an ignominous death and if it can please God then it can be worth it unto myself! What we American's need to be concerned w/ about that 9-11 disaster is who amoung ourselves has betrayed our nation unto those idiots who become suicidal assailants. There is no way on earth that I can believe that they had masterminded that attack w/o help from some of our own citizens.... Personally, I don't think the "Moonbeam man" can make a comeback especially since many Californians are upset w/ the Schwarzeneggar-Kennedy backcourt tandem..... We need consevative values for California!