Editor’s Note: We intended to write today about Governor Brown’s “trailer bill” for “streamlining affordable housing approvals,” but the text of the bill keeps changing, so we’ve decided to wait for the final version, which is expected this week.
In the meantime . . .
The Merry-Go-Round usually doesn’t comment about national politics, and we lack even the most basic of credentials entitling us to endorse a candidate for the Democratic party presidential nomination.
Nevertheless, as the primary season ends, we can’t resist giving a tip o’ the hat to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Honest. Passionate. Principled.
Those are the adjectives applied over and over to Senator Sanders by pundits and voters during the campaign.
Commendable qualities all.
Of course, the Senator’s more recent behavior has earned him a new set of epithets: Uncompromising. Irascible. Curmudgeonly.
Traits that raise him even higher in our estimation.
As our regular readers know, to us politics is theater, not theology. The Inner Ring, Washington-style, may be clamoring for Bernie to yield the floor, but, like Jefferson Smith, he’s convinced that lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.
We can only fantasize that Hillary Clinton now will burst out of the cloakroom shouting, “Every word that man said is the truth! Expel me, not him!” But what we would have paid to have watched the Bern take on the Donald in a series of debates.
Ah, well. There’s always Elizabeth Warren.