June 2010


In my slate card, I mis-copied the SF Bay Guardian recommendations. In fact, the SFBG endorses a YES on all eight city props.

http://www.sfbg.com/2010/06/01/guardian-clean-slate

http://www.sfbg.com/2010/04/27/endorsements-san-francisco-ballot-measures

Vote early, vote often,

Jennifer

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GRANICK SLATECARD
STATEWIDE ELECTION, JUNE 2010

Friends, Romans, Republicans:

Welcome to the Granick Slate Card for the June 8, 2010 California Primary Election. The hot national issues are Drill, Baby, Drill and Arizona checking the IDs of suspected non-Amuricans, in other words “illegal” people. Will we confront these issues in this election? Not so much. Primaries are really about picking our best candidate for the general election and punishing those incumbents who’ve done us wrong. I’m a registered Democrat, so my picks are for those races. Unfortunately, time is short so my explanations are terse, or non-existent, but as usual I have lots of links to other authorities if you want to check my math. So, without further ado, the picks.

STATE OFFICES
Governor (Dem): Jerry Brown

Lt. Governor (Dem): Gavin Newsom
I’m not a huge fan of Newsom’s anymore. I think he started strong and then got personally ambitious and distracted, leaving a lot of San Francisco’s needs on the table. Still, he’s an interesting and smart politician and I think the job of Lt. Governor requires ambition if one is to make anything of it.

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