First and most importantly, you have to read this story in the Voice of OC.
Now. Just do it.
I realize that this is not the way you should have to, or would want to, start off your day, but if you have any interest of involvement in Southern California electoral politics, you’re going to want to have read it — and you might as well do so now, when the jolt it gives you can save you the cost of a cup of coffee for the morning.
Go. Then come back. Seriously: go now. Don’t spoil the surprise.
Chris Prevatt of our rival publication The Liberal OC and I were talking last night with several other political figures about this story. If there was a consensus, beyond our cracking up at it, it was probably that the Voice’s headline did not quite do the contents justice. So, we decided that we would both start a reader contest. (Whether he’ll go through with it, I don’t know, but I surely can’t resist it.) (Update: HE DID!)
Here’s the contest: Come up with a better headline for this story. For your first submission, take no more than 15 seconds. After that, you can offer up as many as you’d like.
So as not to pollute your creative processes, the initial reactions of both me and Chris are in a comment below. Enjoy — and be happy that this is not your Weekend Open Thread.