Best of the rest

A few recent, choice California political tidbits from other outlets…

  • From the Washington Post’s Sleuth blog: “Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), through a spokeswoman, now acknowledges she is blocking former Rep. James Rogan’s (R-Calif.) nomination to the federal bench because of his role in impeaching former president Bill Clinton.”
  • From the Stockton Record: An account of the foreclosure counseling workshop co-sponsored by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Atwater, on Saturday in Stockton, which has the highest foreclosure rate among the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas.
  • From United Press International: House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee chairman Pete Stark, D-Fremont, says Medicare is overpaying for oxygen.
  • From Calitics: We’ve got water problems, big-time.
  • And from the Chronicle’s Politics Blog, an entry from the gifted Joe Garofoli: “Surely you’ve heard that Dennis Hof — owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel near Carson City — has cast the first official whorehouse endorsement of the 2008 presidential campaign when he announced that he’ll back Republican Rep. Ron Paul. Not only that, but he tells The Chronicle of a unique promotion: To those who enter into Hof’s establishment and declare that “I’m pimping for Paul,” Hof will bequeath the services of two bunnies for the price of one. Or double whatever they choose to partake of there. Some of you know the drill.”
  • Josh Richman

    Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.