Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BOYFIGHT, THE AFTERMATH: Or, the Wrath of Steinberg!

The Los Angeles Times tells us that our state senator, Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) is right now feeling the pain for picking the wrong side in the late, lamented boyrace to succeed her. - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost

You see, Evans is a Mike McGuire fangirl. That don’t fly with Emperor Caligula State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, boss of the Senate Dems, who very early and publicly backed the candidacy of our boy Chris Lehman....

Evans, the Times tells us, can kiss her sweet committee appointments goodbye.

Sen. Steinberg recommends replacing Sen. Evans as judiciary panel chair - LA Times

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) recommended Tuesday that Sen. Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) be replaced as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and observers say it appears part of a political squabble between the two over the race for Evans’ district....

Evans decided not to run for re-election this year, and one of the early candidates for her 2nd District Senate seat was Chris Lehman, who is in charge of fundraising for the Senate Democrats under Steinberg.

Steinberg wrote an email to Senate Democrats in October urging them to support Lehman, but Evans wrote her own email to the same lawmakers a day later saying it was premature for them to line up behind Lehman when there were other candidates emerging.

Steinberg cited Evans’ email countering his own when he notified her that he was replacing her as chair of the Judiciary Committee, according to Terry Price, Evans' Santa Rosa political director.
"Chris was his guy. She froze things in place and that appears to have angered him," Price said. "She is very disappointed."

MERCY! The Last Standing Boyfighter Submits to McGuire - Hank Sims/Lost Coast Outpost