Weekend Open Thread: Vampires are Tenacious Critters


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Lenore Albert has announced that she is running to replace her ally and benefactor Eric Bauman as California Democratic Party Chair.

Goodbye to 2018, which showed once more that everything she touches turns to radioactive gold.

She is still in Chapter 13 bankruptcy, still suspended from the practice of law, and was just denied a certification by a federal judge that she could appeal a portion of a lawsuit (brought against me and Vern, among many others) without paying fees that would normally be made available to her if the claim has been meritorious.

But no recitation of her greatest hits is complete without this:

The sequel is rarely as good as the original. And in the original, Lenore got eight votes out of thousands cast.

I put her odds at winning the race to replace Bauman, who resigned after the publication of several charges involving sexual harassment and physical assault, at somewhere below 30%. Somewhere way below.

This is your last Weekend Open Thread of the year. Don’t squander it! Blah blah blah with discretion, decorum, dignity and debonairness.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)