The League of Womens Voters held a debate last night.
Paul Krekorian and Christine Essel were there.
The debate itself was not very interesting. Paul and Christine continued to state positions that they had both stated before. Nothing has changed. To be quite honest, I'm getting a little tired of covering this election.
It will all be over December 8th. Not a moment too soon for some Mayor Sam readers, I'm guessing.
When it comes right down to it, the voters of CD 2 have two choices:
Either they go with the rookie, Paramount Pictures Executive -- Christine Essel
Or, they go with the big-spending, big-government Socialist -- Paul Krekorian
Over 80% of the voters in CD are not even going to vote...so it makes you wonder why candidates have to kill themselves and raise millions of dollars for elections when most people don't care enough to participate.
Some of the most interesting things of the evening were happening on the periphery of the event.
In fact she was one of the people asking questions of the candidates. Of course, the LWV didn't allow audience participation on the off chance that someone might ask a troubling question.
Obviously, the LWV didn't do any research into this choice.
Judy may have been disappointed that she couldn't kick Christine Essel out of the event.
(It actually would have ruined a two person debate)
Some of her least favorite CD 2 candidates were there in the crowd, but as far as I saw, she didn't demand that any of them leave. Frank Sheftel was there, so was Augusto Bisani, Pete Sanchez, and Michael McCue.
In fact I heard that Sheftel, McCue, and Sanchez had a meeting afterwards with blogger Paul Hatfield.
What were they discussing? I don't know. I'm curious. I 'll have to ask one of them about that....
Another fascinating event tonight was that I was approached by one of Krekorians staffers who asked me to "tone it down" when it came to the criticism of Krekorian on this blog.
Ok..let's get a few things straight.
My criticisms of Paul Krekorian are not personal. I don't know the man and have never spoken with him.
I don't have any personal grudge against him.
My criticisms are based on his behaviors and his votes and his career history. Nothing else.
I actually give him some credit. I think he is a smart guy and a career politician who knows how to say what people want to hear. But that is a dangerous type of person to start pinning your hopes and dreams on....and unfortunately, many other contributors to this blog are drinking the Kool-Aid and doing exactly that.
Krekorian bears responsibility for the State of California being in the shape it is now.
Socialist, politically correct nonsense has been the game plan of the State for years.
Running around handing out money like candy to those who demand it.
Their appetites just keep getting bigger.
It reminds me of the old quote by President Ronald Reagan.
"To sit back hoping that someday, some way, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last - but eat you he will."
Krekorian is the type of guy who runs around throwing raw meat to crocodiles.
He promises people that everything will be OK.
Eventually, that turns out to be untrue.