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 attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) 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. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. 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. One of his daughters 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.)