Observing that the new “speaker of the State Assembly, John Perez. . . appointed the assembly leader, even though he had been in office for only a year” was off golfing to raise money for special interest groups when the Governor unveiled his budget”, Sonicfrog quips:
Yes, he’s the Speaker of the Assembly, yet he doesn’t even know that May 14th is a specific deadline to submit a budget revision. Walters goes on to expose that this Assembly Speaker is in his own world when it comes to common sense. So, how does California end up selecting such an inexperienced person to occupy the highest seat in its Assembly? It could be his strong ties to labor, but that’s not quite enough.
Well, he is gay, but he does, as Sonic notes, have strong ties to the state’s unions. Oh, and L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just happens to be his uncle.
Just read the whole thing. It seems that our state Democratic leaders may play identity politics in electing speakers from various minority groups, but they all have one thing in common: they toe the Democratic Party line:
Did I forget to mention that our politicians tend to be petty and vindictive if you step out of the party line? Bass kicked fellow Dem, Central Valley Representative Nicole Para to the curb, literally, for refusing to vote yes for a flawed budget that she knew would lead to a bigger budget deficit, and that did nothing to fix the growing water crisis here in the Central Valley.
It is wonderful the progress we’ve made in including people from various minority groups in our state’s political leadership. It would be nice if Democrats could also include those offering viewpoints at odds with the powers that be in their party’s establishment.