For those who don't know -- possibly because they either don't live in California or do, but have been living in a cave -- Steve Westly is one of the two MAJOR Democratic candidates for CA Governor. The other is Phil Angelides (who won the party's nomination). The primaries are one month from today, and it looks like Westly is going to win.....
The guy had all the ingredients for me to love him -- after all, he is a Stanford GSB alumni, and ex GSB faculty member -- even though he has no Ph.D., nor any substantial academic achievement -- he doesn't even have a BS or MS (he majored in history).
Unfortunately, he's also a weasel -- he's using his fortune, amassed during his years in the private sector, to out-campaign (relatively) poor Phil Angelides, whose only "mistake" is to have dedicated his life to public service, rather than amassing money exploiting other people. Although I never met him personally, I know several people who do, and nothing I heard or seen gives me any confidence about his integrity and his ability to make a good Governor.
In fact, I hold Arnold in higher regard I do him.
Example: he keeps talking about how he is a "product of public school", but he lives in Atherton -- one of the most expensive towns on the planet -- rather than in Sacramento, that apparently is not "posh" enough for him.
His campaign is also filled with one-liners, that have a depth more appropriate for Paris Hilton, and absolutely zero consequence -- and calls them the "Westly Plan".
He also looks like if Arnold breathes in his general direction, he will be thrown back 100 yards (look at his picture and you'll see what I mean).
So, my friends, I hereby make this public commitment: if Westly wins the primaries, I will vote for Arnold again come November... I'd much rather have a moderate Republican that I somewhat trust and admire in office than a self-serving, superficial limo-lib that has no idea what he's doing.
Sorry for the rant... I had to get this out off my chest.
DUDE - you and I are in about the same position - although, I have a more personal reason to detest Steve Westly that I won't go into.
Take heart, however - Steve's lead in the primary is still only a small one, and Phil was the obvious winner of the recent televised debate. Furthermore, a resounding FORTY FIVE PERCENT of individuals polled said they still hadn't made up their minds, and (of the last poll I read) there was a margin of error of 5.8%, bringing Steve's 6% lead into perspective.
This race is FAR from over, and you too can do your part to make sure we have the right candidate for governor! Host a house party for Phil, or do SOMETHING to get involved - the website is www.angelides.com - there's a link there on how to voulnteer or contribute. At the very least, get a bumper sticker, and rant to your friends about what a weasel Westly is.
The one thing that tends to bring me down more than anything is the media bias I continually see, in favor of Westly. They act like the primary is practically over and that Steve is going to win by a landslide, when that clearly isn't the case. When Phil won the nomination, I remember a headline that said "Angelides eeks out Democratic nomination", and another that said, "Westly's opponent wins Democratic Nomination". Sorry, but 67% isn't "eeking" out a victory - it's a RESOUNDING one.
I'm writing letters to these papers - I hope you'll join me.
So he's not an ivory-tower, egghead intellectual. Check.
(He did receive an M.B.A. in Public Management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1983. You make it sound like he has no education at all.)
Sour grapes from the economics professor? Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
How exactly does ebay exploit people, Professor Marx?
How many California land-developers can be considered even relatively poor? Was Angelides a particularly crappy land developer who failed to make money?
"A graduate of Harvard University, Angelides worked for a number of years for the state of California's Housing and Community Development agency (from 1975 to 1983), and later in the private sector as a land developer. He was appointed president of AKT Development Corp. (a company owned by one of his business and political mentors, Angelo Tsakopoulos) in 1984, and in 1986, founded his own land development company, River West. Sacramento area environmentalists criticize him for contributing to the area's sprawl."
Dedicated his life to public service? Let's compare:
Angelides public service: California State Treasurer, 1999-present Co-Chair, Sacramento Mayor's Commission on Education and the City's Future, 1995-1996 Total: about 9 years
Westly's public service: Worked for Congressman Leo Ryan 1978-1979 Worked for U.S. Department of energy 1980 California Utilities Commission 1 year Total: about 4 years
Not that big a difference.
Did he or did he not go to public schools? Any idea where Angelides went to grade school?
That is called CAMPAIGNING. It's a handy skill for politicians.
I'll post pics of each following this. Everyone can judge who the weiner is for themselves.
"Despite Westly's efforts to brand Angelides as a political insider who has lost touch with the concerns of real people, the political biographies of the two candidates have plenty in common.
Both are statewide elected officials who have been Democratic activists for decades. Angelides ran for the Sacramento City Council when he was 19, while Westly became one of the youngest state Democratic party officers ever at the age of 23.
The two spent time working in government and both made millions in the private sector, Angelides as a developer and Westly in the high-tech arena. While Angelides was elected state party chairman in 1991, Westly lost the chairman's election to Jerry Brown in 1989, although he has been a member of the Democratic National Committee for more than 20 years."
doogie, you're an idiot, and you obviously didn't do very much research.
Phil was a GREAT developer - he made millions (but we're talking low millions, not even tens of millions), but not hundreds of millions like Westly. Phil built sustainable communities that embrace environmentally friendly technologies - some of his deveopments are actually quite revolutionary, and have served as a model for other sustainable development.
Westly is a tool whose list of contributors is almost as short as his list of endorsements. He's DUMPING money into his campaign out of his own pocket in an attempt to buy his way into office - which, by the way, he has previously stated is only a "stepping stone to the oval office" for him. Steve is wishy-washy and weasely - the WOST KIND OF DEMOCRAT, the kind that conservatives love to talk shit about. I suspect that this is why you out of state neocons are so ardently in support of him.
Phil on the other hand is funded by over 26,000 contributors to his campaign, and over 50% of his contributions have come from donations of $50 or less - he's a real grassroots supported candidate. Phil is endorsed by California's police officers, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions. He's also endorsed by Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein, who are Democrats that were elected by a strong majority of voters, and are leaders that the people of California (at least in the case of boxer and feinstein) look to as staunch defenders of our state's interest.
Regarding public service, yes, the two of them have both been involved - one thing you forgot to mention was that Phil was CHAIRMAN of the California Democratic Party for some time, including 1992, where he helped mobilize over a MILLION NEW VOTERS to get Feinstein and Bill Clinton elected. Phil also has been State Treasurer since '99, and won in a solid victory, whereas Westly the weasel won his election by outspending his opponent 8 to 1 for a victory of about 60 votes.
I have nothing against a person earning money - that's fine. I also have nothing against someone using their personal fortune to run for office. But the WAY weasel, er westly has done it is pretty disgusting, and it's quite clear that his goals are only for power. Phil has a genuine desire to better our state and prepare us for the future. He is a man of vision, and is a very charismatic speaker - don't let the goofy ears fool you. As for athleticism, Phil happens to be a world class tennis player, and I'd put money on him vs Arnold OR Westly any day, ESPECIALLY vs Arnold - Phil has about a 5 inch height advantage.
One more thing: if you vote for a person based on how good looking they are or how "manly" you percieve them to be, you're a bigger idiot than I ever thought you were.
oh, and next time, don't spell my name with an "e" on the end. It's "Newsom". Stay the fuck outta California, and do us all a HUGE favor - convince the rest of your lousy polluted excuse for a state to secede: WE DONT FUCKING WANT YOU OR YOUR POLITICIANS.
The San Luis Obispo Tribune,Sacramento Bee, the journal Town & Country Planning,the Landscape Architecture News Digest for the American Society of Landscape Architects,The New York Times,and even the Sierra Club discribe it with words like pitiful,"classic urban sprawl", catastrophic failure, Magnificent Failure, and a California tragedy.
"...Phil Angelides himself, who made his millions paving over wetlands and perpetrating massive sprawl and traffic gridlock as a developer, but now wants voters to believe he's God's gift to His own creation."
Partial List of Westly Endorsers* Updated 03/18/06
Campaign Co-Chairs Congresswoman Grace Napolitano Congresswoman Diane Watson State Senator Martha Escutia State Senator Carole Migden Herb Wesson, Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
Elected Officials U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) (ret.) U.S. House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) (ret.) Congressman Brad Sherman Congressman Doug Bosco (ret.) Congressman Tony Coelho (ret.) President Pro Tempore, State Senate David Roberti (ret.) State Senator Herschel Rosenthal (Ret.) Assemblymember Ron Calderon Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla Assemblymember Ed Chavez Assemblymember Ted Lieu Assemblymember Barbara Matthews Assemblymember Nicole Parra Assmeblymember Ira Ruskin Assemblymember Steve Clute (ret.) Assemblymember John Dutra (ret.) Assemblymember Richard Katz (ret.) Assemblymember Fred Keeley (ret.) Assemblymember Ted Lempert (ret.) Assemblymember Rod Wright (ret.) Conway Collis, Member, Board of Equalization (ret.) Bevan Dufty, Supervisor, San Francisco County Sean Elsbernd, Supervisor, San Francisco County Richard Gordon, Supervisor, San Mateo County Liz Kniss, Supervisor, Santa Clara County Jerry O?Banion, Supervisor, Merced County Dave Potter, Supervisor, Monterey County Tim Smith, Supervisor, Sonoma County; and Former President, CSAC Max Rodrigues, Supervisor, Madera County Ruth Kessler, Supervisor, San Benito County (ret.) Mike Nevin, Supervisor, San Mateo County (ret.) Betty Chim, Commissioner, City of Torrance Dennis Herrera, City Attorney, San Francisco Larry Stone, Assessor, Santa Clara County Doris Ward, Assessor, San Francisco County (ret.) Dan Arguello, Mayor, City of Alhambra Hugh Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce Karen Avilla, Treasurer, City of Carson Hugh Argumedo, Mayor, City of Commerce Ian Bain, Councilmember, City of Redwood City Edward Barela, Councilmember, City of Parlier Victor Bello, Vice-Mayor, City of Bell Gary Bosworth, Councilmember, City of Desert Hot Springs Jim Burch, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto Becky Campo, Councilmember, City of Patterson Renee Chavez, Mayor, City of La Puente Dean J. Chu, Councilmember and former Mayor, City of Sunnyvale Jim Costello, Mayor, City of Pacific Grove Mike Dages, Councilmember, City of Fresno Jim Dear, Mayor, City of Carson Dominic Dutra, Councilmember, City of Fremont Kelly Fergusson, Councilmember, City of Menlo Park Mike Ferreira, Councilmember, City of Half Moon Bay Mario Gomez, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park Barbara Green, Councilmember, City of Truckee Isadore Hall, Councilmember, City of Compton Mike Healy, Councilmember, City of Petaluma Olden Henson, Councilmember, City of Hayward Ben Hueso, Councilmember, City of San Diego Michael Keegan, Councilmember, City of Hermosa Beach Breene Kerr, Mayor, City of Los Altos Hills Yoriko Kishimoto, Vice Mayor, City of Palo Alto Judy Kleinberg, Mayor, City of Palo Alto Laura Lee, Councilmember, City of Cerritos Sue Lempert, Councilmember, City of San Mateo Robert Livengood, Councilmember, City of Milpitas Dennis Lujan, Councilmember, City of Selma Thomas Martin, Mayor, City of Maywood Louie Lujan, Councilmember, City of La Puente Billy Nwoye, Councilmember, City of Altadena Terry Nagel, Councilmember, City of Burlingame Madison Nguyen, Councilmember, City of San Jose Juan ?John? R. Noguez, Mayor, City of Huntington Park Dan Nguyen-Tan, Councilmember, City of Chico Ron Oden, Mayor, City of Palm Springs Rosalie O'Mahony, Councilmember, City of Burlingame Stephen Padilla, Mayor, City of Chula Vista Greg Pettis, Mayor Pro Tem, Cathedral City Will Pieper, Councilmember, City of Desert Hot Springs Jeffrey Prang, Councilmember, City of West Hollywood Rick Ramirez, Councilmember, City of Norwalk A. Sepi Richardson, Mayor, City of Brisbane David Roberts, Councilmember, City of Solana Beach Marco Robles, Councilmember, City of Pomona Ralph D. Rodriguez, Councilmember, City of La Palma Elba Romo, Councilmember, City of Huntington Park Juan Romo, Councilmember, City of Cudahy Mark Rosen, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Garden Grove Ricardo Sanchez, former Mayor, City of Lynwood Dolly Sandoval, Councilmember, City of Cupertino Greg Sellers, Councilmember, City of Morgan Hill; Former staff, Santa Clara County Open Space Authority David M. Silva, Councilmember, City of Cudahy Tony Spitaleri, Councilmember, City of Palo Alto; President, Palo Alto Firefighters Union (ret.) Paul Tanaka, Mayor, City of Gardena; Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Toni Taylor, Vice Mayor, City of Half Moon Bay Leticia Vasquez, Mayor, City of Lynwood Albert Vera, Councilmember, Culver City Larry L. Waldie, Former Mayor, City of Walnut; Undersheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department David Weinsoff, Councilmember, City of Fairfax; Environmental plaintiffs? attorney Hope Withkowsky, Councilmember, City of Torrance Ken Yeager, Councilmember, City of San Jose Patty Davis, Councilmember, City of Chula Vista (ret.) Jerry Estruth, Councilman, City of San Jose (ret.); Founding Chair, Silicon Valley Land Trust Janet Gray Hayes, Mayor, City of San Jose (ret.) Ric Loya, Mayor, City of Huntington Park (ret.) Henry Manayan, Mayor, City of Milipitas (ret.) Tomas R. Martin, Mayor, City of Maywood (ret.) Dan Nguyen-Tan, Councilmember, City of Chico (ret.) Gail Slocum, Mayor, City of Menlo Park (ret.) Jim Thurber, Mayor, City of Los Altos (ret.) Manuel Valerio, Mayor, City of Sunnyvale (ret.)
Education Leaders Felipe E. Agredano-Lozano, Vice-President, Garvey Board of Education Carmen Avalos, Trustee, Cerritos College Board of Trustees Stephen Cassidy, Trustee, San Leandro Unified School District Joel Estrada, Trustee, Compton Unified School District Donald Kennedy, President Emeritus, Stanford University; Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine; Former Board member, California Nature Conservancy Victor King, Trustee, Glendale Community College; Legal Counsel, Cal State LA Michael Kitzes, Trustee, Vacaville School Board Lori Livingston, Trustee, Woodside Elementary School District Marcelino A. Lopez, Trustee, Ravenswood City School District Michael Menesini, Vice President, Martinez Unified School District School Board Phyllis Moore, Trustee, San Mateo-Foster City School District Alfonso Morales, Member, Lynwood Unified School District Dave Pine, Trustee, Burlingame School District; President of the San Mateo County School Boards Association; Member, San Mateo County Central Committee Hal Plotkin, Trustee, Foothill DeAnza Community College District Thomasina Reed, Inglewood School Board, President (ret.) Gina Ramirez, Board of Education Member, Little Lake City David Siegrist, Trustee, Rio Hondo Community College Board (ret.) Jose Luis Solache, Vice President, Lynwood School District
Public Safety Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs Bell Gardens Police Officers Association California Organization of Police and Sheriffs California Police Chiefs Association Deputy Sheriffs? Association of San Diego County Gardena Police Officers Association Merced Deputy Sheriffs Association Monterey Airport Police Officers Association Orange County Professional Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 3631 Tulare County Corrections Officers Association Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs
Chief Bill Brown, Immediate Past President, California Police Chiefs Association Chief Bruce Hagerty, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association D. O. ?Spike? Helmick, Retired Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol Chief Ron Ingels, Retired Police Chief, City of La Verne Roosevelt Johnson, President, Black Police Officers Association of Los Angeles County Chief Daniel Ortega, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association Douglas E. Shur, President, Los Angeles Asian employee organization; Police Captain, City of Los Angeles Police Department Paul Tanaka, Mayor, City of Gardena; Assistant Sheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Larry L. Waldie, Former Mayor, City of Walnut; Undersheriff, Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Chief Garrett Zimmon, Board member, California Police Chiefs Association
Latino Community Leaders Jorge Acosta, Executive Director; Nuevo Amanecer Latino Children?s Services Robert Rios, Project Manager; National Association for Hispanic Elderly Jared Rivera, Community Organizer; LA Voice Janett Sanchez, President; Lynwood Latino Coalition Kari Anne Tow, Director of Development; Teach for America ? Los Angeles Eduardo Santana, Developer; Forest City Enterprises Maria E. Becerra, Business Owner; Mebecerra Business Services
African American Community Leaders Howard Bingham, City Club ?Sweet Alice? Harris, Executive Director of Parents of Watts Commissioner John Frierson, Los Angeles Department of Transportation; Board member, New Frontier Democratic Club Ronnie Lott, Football Hall of Famer and Venture Capitalist
Church Leaders Reverend Waymon Baker, Baptist Minister Bishop H. Hartford Brookins, African Methodist Episcopal Church Reverend Robert Holt, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Minister Reverend Cecil ?Chip? Murray, African Methodist Episcopal Church Minister Reverend Tony Pierce, AME Zion Minister
LGBT Community Leaders Steven Afriat, Afriat Consulting Group L.J. Carusone, Founder, Marriage Equality California Bruce Cohen, Producer, Member, Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE) Norman Chramoff, Immediate Past Political Vice President, LA Stonewall Democratic Club Bonnie Curtis, Producer Donald DeLuccio, President, West Hollywood Democratic Club Shelley Freeman, Civic Leader Dean Hansell, Managing Partner, LeBeouf, Lamb, Greene, and MacRae; Co-Chair, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Board of Directors Rick Hauptman, Harvey Milk Democratic Club Laurette Healey, Board Member, Access Now for Gay and Lesbian Equality (ANGLE) Yashar Hedayat, Board Member, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Michelle Jackino, Senior Vice-President, Warner Brothers Pictures Lorri Jean, CEO, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center Derek Jentzsch, Community Leader, No On Knight Jim Johnson, Chair, GLSEN National Board of Directors Phil Kleweno, President and CEO, Teleflora Inc; Co-Chair, GLAAD Board of Directors Rich Kowalewski, Past Co-Chair, Alice B. Toklas Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club Kathy Levinson, former President & COO, E*Trade Bob Nelson, San Diego Democratic Club Zoon Nguyen, former Director of External Affairs, PacBell Robert E. Oakes, former San Francisco Director, Office of Governor Gray Davis Alan Uphold, Co-Chair, Board of Governors, Human Rights Campaign Clark Williams, Board Member, Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club Daniel Yost, Founding Member, San Mateo LGBT Democratic Club
Environmental Leaders Sierra Club, California Stephen Bantillo, Board member, National Recycling Coalition Jayne Battey, Environmental Entrepreneurs; Co-founder & President, Essex Environmental Eileen Beaudry, Former Board member, Santa Cruz Rail to Trail Rhonda Berry, CEO & President, Our City Forest T. Hale Boggs, Environmental Entrepreneurs Betsy Butler, Environmental advocate and Democratic activist Jim Caldwell, CEO, E3 Regenesis Pete Carrillo, Elected board member, Santa Clara County Open Space District Rob Caughlin, Co-founder, Friends of the River; Board Member (ret.), Surfrider; Board Member, Planning & Conservation League Jim Caviola, President and Co-Founder, Trees for Seal Beach David Coglizer, Former Board member, League to Save Lake Tahoe Donna Cotner, Co-founder, West Valley Citizens? Air Watch Catherine Cox, Water Conservation Associate, Santa Clara Valley Water District Mary Davey, Elected Trustee & Former President, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Jon Elliott, President, Touchstone Environmental; Former Regulatory Counsel, TURN Tal Finney, Executive Committee, Environmental Section of the CA State Bar; Former Dictor of the Governor Davis? Office of Planning and Research Pat Flinn, Former Counsel, Mono Lake Committee & National Audubon Society Lorena Gonzalez Bradford, Environmental attorney; San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider Foundation Garrett Gruener, Environmental Entrepreneurs Jeremy Hallisey, Board member, California Coastal Conservancy Laurette Healy Lois Crozier Hogle, Co-founder, Committee for Green Foothills Chris Kelley, Former Assistant to the President, Stanford Environmental Law Society Steve Kirsch, Chair, Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation Chip Koch, Environmental Entrepreneurs; President, Essex Environmental Skip Lacaze, Board member, Californians Against Waste; Former President, Northern California Recycling Association Craig Lewis, Leader, Van Nuys Canyon and the Canyon Coalition; Patron, John Muir Society Noelle Leca, Environmental Entrepreneurs Michael Morazadeh, Environmental Entrepreneurs John Mracek, Co-founder, West Valley Citizens Air Watch Bruce Olszewski, CEO, Center for the Development of Recycling Susan Packard Orr, Chair, David and Lucile Packard Foundation Joanne Pasternak, Part President, Santa Clara Environmental Law Society Tony Pritzker, Former President and ?Walk the Talk? Award Recipient, Heal the Bay Rafael Reyes, Environmental advocate Norman Riley, Former Chief of Enforcement, CA Department of Toxic Substances Control Lennie Roberts, Committee for Green Foothills; Co-founder, Regional Open Space District Cindy Rubin, Board member, Greenbelt Alliance; Board member, Committee for Green Foothills Bill Russell-Shapiro, President, League to Save Lake Tahoe; Former board member, California League of Conservation Voters; Former board member, San Francisco Tomorrow; Owner, Mad Will?s Food Company Charlie Stringer Ron Swenson, Former Board Member, American Solar Energy Society; Solar entrepreneur Joy Tang, Founder, oneVillage Foundation; Former Fellow for Community Development, Cisco Terry Trumbull, Former Chair, CA Integrated Waste Management Board Chris Vargas, Chair, Los Altos Hills Pathways Committee
Labor California Association of Professional Scientists Communication Workers of America
Steve Alari, California State Employee Association, SEIU Local 1000 Luther Jackson, Executive Officer, San Jose Newspaper Guild Alan Lee, AFSCME Tom Napoli, Former President, California Association of Professional Scientists Darren Parker, CWA, CDP Regional Director Chuck Valdes, CalPERS Board
Party Leaders Cabrillo College Democrats Sacramento Stonewall Democratic Club Bill Bien, Treasurer, CDP Business and Professional Caucus Alice Bulos, Founder, Filipino-American Grassroots Political Movement Regina Carey, Marin County Central Committee Ray Cordova, former CDP Regional Chair Robert DeVries, Member San Diego County Central Committee Maria Geluz, Co-chair, California Democratic Leadership Network (CDLN) Paul Gilbert, Member, Democracy for America and SoCal Grassroots, Orange County Brigette Hunley, Vice Chair, CDP Computer & Internet Caucus Ro Khanna, Chair, DCCC Indo American Council Andrew Lachman, Founder, Stonewall Young Democrats Donna Patterson, Chair, Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee Christopher Prevatt, Chair, Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club Gary Robbins, Vice Chair, Stanislaus County Democratic Central Committee Todd Ogle, Activist, CDP Region 7 Anne Mack, Member, Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee Teena Ferris Miller, Secretary, Irish American Caucus Inman Moore, President, Arroyo Democratic Club Carmen O. Perez, former DNC Vice Chair Antonio Salazar-Hobson, CDP Controller (ret.) Randall Stone, Chair, Democratic Action Club of Chico Larry S. Tract, Sacramento County Central Committee and 10th AD (ret.)
Business Leaders California Small Business Association Faraj Aalaei, CEO, Centillium Communications David Adams, Managing Director, Rocket Ventures David Ai, Chief Advisor, Hitachi Corporate VC Isaac (Yitz) Applebaum, Partner, Lightspeed Venture Partners Greg Avis, Founding Partner, Summit Partners Jim Baer, Principal, Premier Properties Hank Barry, Partner, Hummer Winbald Venture Partners Eric Benhamou, Chairman, 3Com & Palm; Chairman & CEO, Benhamou Global Venture Denise Brosseau, CEO, Showcase Technology, Founder, Forum for Women Entreprenaurs John Bryson, Chairman, Southern California Edison Maurice Bizzarri, Principal, Venta Via Dr. Bill Burke, President, LA Marathon; Board member, Air Quality Management District Dennise Carter, President, Carter/McNulty Mark Chandler, General Counsel, Cisco Systems Mike Charlson, Partner, Heller Ehrman Ken Coleman, Chairman & CEO, ITM Software Gordon Davidson, Attorney Dr. Aart de Geus, Chair & CEO, Synopsys; Past Chair, Silicon Valley Leadership Group Jorge Del Calvo, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Gary Dillabough Vice President, eBay Donna Dubinsky, CEO, Numenta Inc. E. David Ellington, Lawyer & Entrepreneur; Founder, NetNoir Douglas Galen, Senior Vice President, Shutterfly Russ Garber, MS&E, Stanford University Charles Geschke, Chairman, Adobe Systems Eric Greenberg, President and CEO, Innovation Investments LLC Chris Greene, President & CEO, Greene Engineers Ken Hausman, Managing Director, Mirador Capital Dr. Kamil Hasan, General Partner, Hitek Venture Partners Talat Hasan, India Community Center Doug Hickey, Partner, Hummer Winbald Venture Partners Sandy Herz, Former Executive Director, Holbrook & company Peter L. Holbrook, Managing Director, Holbrook & Company Harry Kellogg, Vice Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank Sridar Iyengar, President, The Indus Entrepreneurs Karla Jurvetson, M.D. Deepak Kamra, General Partner, Canaan Partners Vinod Khosla, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Steve Kirsch, Chairman, Propel Software Corporation Dr. Hsing Kung, Senior Vice President, Opnext Dave Labuda, CEO, Propel Software Atam Lalchandani, Senior Advisor, Odyssey Telecorp Chris Larsen, Chairman and Founder, E-Loan, Inc. Erik Lassila, Managing Director, Clearstone Venture Partners Anthony Lee, General Partner, Altos Ventures Gordon Lee, President, Aviva Communications Pascal Levensohn, Founder & Managing Director, Levenshon Venture Partners Kathy Levinson, former President & COO, E*Trade Dr. Ted Love, President & CEO, Nuvelo John Luongo, former Chairman and CEO, The Vantive Corportation Phil Mahoney, EVP Partner, Cornish & Carey Commercial Henry Manayan, Esq., President, U.S. Operations, Culturecon Holdings, Ltd. Alan Mendelson, Sr. Partner, Latham & Watkins Brad Mindlin, President, Mindlin Real Estate Group Manou Mobedshahi, President, Mobedshahi Group Michael Moradzadeh, Retire, Intel John Morgridge, Chairman, Cisco Mike Nevens, Retired Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Global High Tech Practice Tina Nova, President and CEO of Genoptix, Inc. Pierre Omidyar, Founder & Chairman, eBay; CEO, Omidyar network Mike Orsak, Co-founder & General Partner, Worldview Technology Partners John Ouren, Former Senior Vice President, Digital Impact Robert E. Patterson, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey Gil Penchina, Vice President, eBay David Quinlivan, Managing Director, Saints Tony Ressler, Managing Partner, Ares Management LLC Mark Ritchie, CEO, Ritchie & Ritchie John Roos, CEO, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Harry Saal, Chairman, The Technical Committee Robert Saldich, Retired CEO, Raychem Corp. Ted Schlein, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Jessie Singh, President & CEO, BJS Group Craig Tighe, Partner, DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary Eric Tilenius, Managing Partner, Tilenius Ventures David Tsang, General Partner, Acorn Campus Vishal Verma, Partner, Edgewood Ventures Chester Wang, General Partner, Acorn Campus Casey Wasserman, Executive, WMG LLG Dan Weinstein, Partner, Wetherly Capital Group Alex Witherill, Director, CSFB David Zinman, Sr. Vice President, Zinio Systems
Other Bob Carlson, Board Member, CALPERS
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You'd prefer that he was beholden to big business like Angelides is?
Arnold is going to kick the crap out of either of them. As a conservative, it would be more entertaining to watch him kick the crap out of a pussy liberal like Angelides with the nomination of the Democratic party.
Oh, you are a dumbass.
Angelo Tsakopoulos, who is Sacramento's most prominent real estate developer, has donated $3.75 million. His daughter has kicked in another $1.25 million.
Forty percent of his contributors are real estate developers. I'm sure they don't expect anything for their money.
By SOME of California's police, firefighters, teachers, and labor unions. See above.
I'm laughing too hard to really respond to that. Using Pelosi, Boxer, and Feinstein as endorsements....that's just precious.
Working as the Chairman of the Democratic party is not public service. I didn't mention that Westly held positions in the Democratic Party, including Vice-Chair, and has been a Democratic National Committee member for over 20 years.
As far as getting Clinton and Feinstein elected, that's just a shame.
Phil didn't get a majority in his re-election, and only won by about 9%.
Those three sentences don't add up to anything. What is disgusting about the way he has spent his OWN money to campaign? Why is it clear that his goals are only for power? Why is he running ahead of Angelides? Are you and hspdr just that much smarter than the rest of the Dems in California?
Douchebag. hspdr, being the brainiac that he is, brought up looks:
"He also looks like if Arnold breathes in his general direction, he will be thrown back 100 yards (look at his picture and you'll see what I mean)."
It's actually "knewsom". How did YOU get that wrong? I went to law school in California. I left as quickly as I could. What a nasty shithole.
When the big one hits sending you and your ilk sliding into the sea, you won't be missed.
I bolded my question for your convenience - the entire point of my post was to inquire about what was really going on, as I am not a Californian. Your concerns over Westly seem to be mostly superficial and I wanted to know what it was about Westly that really made you consider voting for Arnold.
I wasn't suggesting you were wrong - just that I thought you needed to explain more.
You started the thread, I just asked a clarifying question. No need for the hissy fit, professor.
I realize you prefer an echo chamber, but some of us out yonder in the real world might a) disagree with you, or b) ask more questions on what you really think. I offered the latter - no more, no less. Most oberservers here are going to be non-Californians - you should have been expecting a few questions.
Well, who knows - perhaps out of conscience. Maybe he thinks he can really win. From the brief bits I read, Westly considers himself an anti-establishment candidate for his party, and anti-establishment guys tend not to wear the bridle too well from the party mandarins, as he considers them to be part of the problem he wants to fix.
Sounds to me that you are upset that he won't bow out and you fear he will split the vote.