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Friday, June 27, 2014

"The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" The Final Flat Line of Political Death Update?

As we enter the last weekend of June, this may well be the end for "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign EKG Watch" as a final "Flat Line of Political Death" awaits the last tally of votes in Lake County. 
** Monday Update: The political demise of "First Cousin John" may happen today, from the San Jose Mercury News.........
Things are looking good for Yee. She currently holds a lead of 861 votes -- 877,263 to 876,402 for Perez. And although Perez leads among Lake County votes counted so far, with 26 percent to Yee's 18.6 percent, if those same margins hold for the remaining uncounted ballots, he'll pick up a net of only 448 votes, leaving him 413 short.
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP! The Final Flat Line is near.

Two First Cousins in better political times.
First Cousin John for Controller, are you still with us? First Cousin John? He's ...........
.............., flat-lining for good if Lake County does not produce the needed votes to overtake Betty Yee for second place.
Its the last Friday of June and as we near the end of the 2013/2014 Fiscal Year, the final demise of a First Cousin Political Duo who would rule "Greece on the Pacific" (aka the formerly Golden State), may be at hand.
With only Lake County having outstanding uncounted ballots as of the Secretary of State's last report, First Cousin John's quest to make the November Runoff is near its final flat line, pending a miracle. As of 9:46 A.M. the results denotes ........
Ashley Swearengin, 1,000,618 votes. 
Betty Yee, 877,263 votes.
First Cousin John, 876,402 votes.
David Evans, 848,846 votes.
......, and as Ron Kaye notes in his most recent missive regarding the death of the latest Ethics Reform Bills in Sacramento, First Cousin John's chances are not good.
Assuming 2,500 of the remaining votes in Lake County go to Republicans then Perez would have to get nearly two-thirds of the rest to catch Yee and finish second, which is unlikely given the statewide vote and the fact that the county voted in favor of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage measure, despite a strong Democratic advantage in voter registration.
Thus, it would not be premature to start the search for a "Final Political Resting Place" (unless CD 14 voters would like "First Cousin John" to replace the "Dear Charro, Princeton Graduate" on the City Clowncil Central Committee in 2015, but I digress).

Maybe "First Cousin John's Ex" can reconcile the past by offering him the above as a fitting memorial to a former Sacramento Special Interest Bully/Icon? 
"First Cousin John's" designated choice to replace him in the Assembly, Staffer (and LACCD Board of Trustees Member via Canoga Park) Miguel Santiago, may find it fitting to dedicate this Elton John Classic, to his soon to be former boss.
Once the final "Flat Line of Political Death" pronounces the demise of "The Tony Villar's First Cousin John (Perez) for Controller Campaign", we are sure that "First Cousin John's" Special Interest friends will welcome him to a lucrative "Lobbyist Afterlife". 
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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