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Danielle

Elk Grove, CA

#216 Oct 28, 2010
Bruce-San Jose wrote:
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Consistently toe'd the middle ground? Certainly, half way between the far left and the so called "moderate" left...a liberal RINO. Whitman is not the conservative we need but we certainly do not need to dilute her by having to every work with Maldonado (or deal with his decisions when returning from out of state official business).
www.karenengland4california.com
Write in a real conservative Karen England!
LDT

Monrovia, CA

#218 Oct 29, 2010
Freak ,RINO, or other ? RINO
Carole Lutness

Valencia, CA

#219 Oct 29, 2010
Gavin Newsom has done a lot for San Francisco. We need him.
JohnD

Santa Maria, CA

#220 Oct 29, 2010
Illegal alien Maldonado said about the people in California: "The people here are no good".
retrofunk

San Ramon, CA

#221 Oct 30, 2010
Gavin is a greasy dickhead!
Transparency

Walnut Creek, CA

#222 Oct 30, 2010
We plan to vote for the candidate that investigates the shenagins of UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau. When UC Berkeley announced its elimination of baseball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, and women’s lacrosse teams and its defunding of the national-champion men’s rugby team, the chancellor sighed,“Sorry, but this was necessary!”
But was it? Yes, the university is in dire financial straits. Yet $3 million was somehow found to pay the Bain consulting firm to uncover waste and inefficiencies in UC Berkeley, despite the fact that a prominent East Coast university was doing the same thing without consultants.
Essentially, the process requires collecting and analyzing information from faculty and staff. Apparently, senior administrators at UC Berkeley believe that the faculty and staff of their world-class university lack the cognitive ability, integrity, and motivation to identify millions in savings. If consultants are necessary, the reason is clear: the chancellor, provost, and president have lost credibility with the people who provided the information to the consultants. Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau has reigned for eight years, during which time the inefficiencies proliferated. Even as Bain’s recommendations are implemented (“They told me to do it”, Birgeneau), credibility and trust problems remain.
Bain is interviewing faculty, staff, senior management and the academic senate leaders for $150 million in inefficiencies, most of which could have been found internally. One easy-to-identify problem, for example, was wasteful procurement practices such as failing to secure bulk discounts on printers. But Birgeneau apparently has no concept of savings: even in procuring a consulting firm, he failed to receive proposals from other firms.

Students, staff, faculty, and California legislators are the victims of his incompetence. Now that sports teams are feeling the pinch, perhaps the California Alumni Association, benefactors and donators, and the UC Board of Regents will demand to know why Birgeneau is raking in $500,000 a year despite the abdication of his responsibilities.

The author, who has 35 years’ consulting experience, has taught at University of California Berkeley, where he was able to observe the culture and the way the senior management operates.
Intelligence n Compassion

Chico, CA

#223 Oct 30, 2010
Intelligence n Compassion

Lieutenant Governor
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Gavin Newsom (reluctantly - lesser of two evils)
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Member of the State Assembly 2nd District
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Ray Henneman (write-in)
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Chief Justice
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Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye - no
Ming W. Chin - no
Carlos R. Moreno - YES
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Associate Justice, 3rd Appellate District
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George W. Nicholson - NO
Harry E. Hull, JR.- NO
M. Kathleen Butz - yes
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Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Tom Torlakson
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School Board Members
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Daniela M. Sartori
Marianne Willard
Barbara G. McIver
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City Council Members
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Daniele Jackson
Larry Stevens
Tim Morehouse
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Measures
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Prop 19 - YES
Prop 20 - no
Prop 21 - YES
Prop 22 - NO
Prop 23 - NO
Prop 24 - YES
Prop 25 - YES
Prop 26 - NO
Prop 27 - yes
PETA

Livermore, CA

#224 Oct 30, 2010
Gavin Newsom Compassionate?? I am sure there are a herd of gerbils that don't feel that way....Ewwww!

“IBM had it right: "Think"”

Since: Mar 07

SF Bay Area Suburbs

#225 Oct 31, 2010
Why are you retaining some justices on the Supreme Court and Court of appeals?
Intelligence n Compassion wrote:
Intelligence n Compassion
Lieutenant Governor
----------
Gavin Newsom (reluctantly - lesser of two evils)
.
.
Member of the State Assembly 2nd District
----------
Ray Henneman (write-in)
.
.
Chief Justice
----------
Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye - no
Ming W. Chin - no
Carlos R. Moreno - YES
.
.
Associate Justice, 3rd Appellate District
----------
George W. Nicholson - NO
Harry E. Hull, JR.- NO
M. Kathleen Butz - yes
.
.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
----------
Tom Torlakson
.
.
School Board Members
----------
Daniela M. Sartori
Marianne Willard
Barbara G. McIver
.
.
City Council Members
----------
Daniele Jackson
Larry Stevens
Tim Morehouse
.
.
Measures
--------
Prop 19 - YES
Prop 20 - no
Prop 21 - YES
Prop 22 - NO
Prop 23 - NO
Prop 24 - YES
Prop 25 - YES
Prop 26 - NO
Prop 27 - yes
1luckyone

San Mateo, CA

#227 Oct 31, 2010
Conservative.
Mike P

San Diego, CA

#228 Oct 31, 2010
like him
SteveG

Santa Maria, CA

#229 Oct 31, 2010
1luckyone wrote:
Conservative.
Only thing conservative about Abel Maldonado is that he still loves his homeland Mexica(bad for California).
watching

Covina, CA

#230 Oct 31, 2010
SteveG wrote:
<quoted text>
Only thing conservative about Abel Maldonado is that he still loves his homeland Mexica(bad for California).
Good point , NO real good point. He also lied about not raising out taxxes.

No on Abel Maldonado
Guaridans to the Republic

United States

#231 Oct 31, 2010
make your vote count on the most critical election day our nation has ever faced and choose two canidates who have the REALEST chance of winning and support the one who supports your views. Unions are SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS!!!!!!!!!! Anyone backed by AFL-CIO, SEIU, ACORN, TIDES FOUNDATION, etc (1000's more) want and support higher taxes and more regulation. Anyone supported by L.A. times, Huffington Post, N.Y. Times, and Washington Post are also in bed with the special interest groups!!!!
Macias

Santa Maria, CA

#232 Nov 1, 2010
Guaridans to the Republic wrote:
make your vote count on the most critical election day our nation has ever faced and choose two canidates who have the REALEST chance of winning and support the one who supports your views. Unions are SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS!!!!!!!!!! Anyone backed by AFL-CIO, SEIU, ACORN, TIDES FOUNDATION, etc (1000's more) want and support higher taxes and more regulation. Anyone supported by L.A. times, Huffington Post, N.Y. Times, and Washington Post are also in bed with the special interest groups!!!!
Hey whitey- you try to make unions look bad. The united farm workers back maldonado. shut your mouths or maldonado will shut it for you. he is one of US!
Robert Lazlo

Long Beach, CA

#233 Nov 1, 2010
Newsom is just the self aggrandizing show boat for Calif. "All Hat and no Cattle" so to speak. All "form and no substance"

Wallowing in unearned self esteem, he represents today's slicker, far sicker, more unless incarnation of the voters in what remains of our broken mess of a State

Abel M. isn't much better but HE is the lesser of the two evils.
Sally

Santa Maria, CA

#235 Nov 1, 2010
Robert Lazlo wrote:
Newsom is just the self aggrandizing show boat for Calif. "All Hat and no Cattle" so to speak. All "form and no substance"
Wallowing in unearned self esteem, he represents today's slicker, far sicker, more unless incarnation of the voters in what remains of our broken mess of a State
Abel M. isn't much better but HE is the lesser of the two evils.
Maldonado is also the other evil.
SJBer

Gilroy, CA

#236 Nov 1, 2010
Gavin Newsom is only using this as a stepping stone to bigger things---but , he deserves it--he has been an effective, smart Mayor
rick

Riverbank, CA

#237 Nov 2, 2010
he runs a sanctuary city,we dont need any more immigrants,send the latinos home
Jed

Santa Maria, CA

#238 Nov 2, 2010
Vote against illegals stealing California jobs by voting against illegal Abel Maldonado.

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