On the front page of today’s Flash Report you’ll find a piece by me, just published by the Capitol Weekly, defending Steve Poizner, chairman of the Prop 77 effort, a Republican Insurance Commissioner candidate and, last fall, a contender for the open seat in the 21st Assembly District (a campaign I took part in).
Actually, the column is more of a clarification. I fear that some Sacramentans see Poizner as a spoiled rich kid obsessed with political vainglory, no matter the cost. I thought it was time to set the record straight.
I’ve worked for the man and can personally attest: he’s in this game for the right reasons. He shares Arnold’s reform vision; he believes in a better brand of politics that’s based on intellect and reason. Yes, he invested a considerable sum of his own money running for the Assembly, as he now has on behalf of Prop 77. But spend some time down here on the Peninsula and you’ll appreciate why. He was running in a district that’s serious Bush-hating country,… Read More