Friday, August 10, 2007
Strange bedfellows: Right and left wingers working together
When I notice strange bedfellows, I look for the unusual situation that has brought them together.
It could be that they are working together for the common good. Or it could be that they have cooked up a scheme to benefit themselves personally at the expense of the common good.
The latter seems to be the case with the courtship between San Diego City Employee spokespeople (such as Ann Smith and Jim Carter), and Republican office holders such as former Mayor Dick Murphy and City Council President Scott Peters.
This leaves the Democratic Party in San Diego in a fix. It seems to be every man for himself in the Democratic Party. I'm guessing that Ann Smith and MEA President Judie Italiano are Democrats, but they've taken a path that benefits themselves but has offended voters, taxpayers, and Democrats. Ann Smith and Judie Italiano have damaged the Democratic Party tremendously. No wonder all five County Supervisors are Republicans.