If you haven’t already mailed in your ballot, get it to a polling place now! If you haven’t voted yet, go vote now! It’s easy, it’s fun, and you can mess with The Man on his dime and time!
The only big predictions I have are that with so many mail ballots being returned in person today or late in the mail, we won’t know the results of any close race for a while. The only other thing I can predict safely is that if Steve Westly wins the nomination, he is going to have a lot of fence-mending and foot-kissing to get back in the good graces of many high ranking Democrats he’s pissed on. But we’ll see.
Meanwhile, here’s a fun note my brother sent to me. It seems last night’s episode of the Simpsons in reruns featured our own Mr. Anglides. Check it out! Meanwhile, don’t forget to vote and be sure to check out the election parties for free stuff later tonight!
Art Imitates Life Dept. – Official Savors Simpsons Role
February 29th, 2000 — Sacramento Bee
“The Simpsons” cartoon show has waded into California politics. The latest episode featured a bar-tending contest with the winner getting his photo on a beer calendar. A photographer stepped forward to snap the winner’s picture — a photographer identified as, “Phil Angelides, Duff Beer vice president for calendars and fake ID’s.”
The character looked only a little like the state treasurer and Sacramento developer by the same name. “Nobody looks good on ‘The Simpsons,’ but I’ll take it as an endorsement,” Angelides said. “If I ever run for office again, I’ll say I’m the vice president for calendars and fake IDs. That should be worth some votes.” The mention was more than a coincidence. Angelides said “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening is a friend. Good thing he’s not a relative …