I'm a Libertarian living in Humboldt County, CA. I've lived here in Eureka since 1973 and joined the Libertarian Party in 1992. This blog will mostly focus on local political issues, but I may stray into state and national issues as well, when I can't help myself. Please post your comments by clicking on the "comments" link at the bottom of each post. Although I do moderate comments, you need not be a registered user to post them.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
What's Kerrigan Up to?
So what's Eureka City Coucil Dude, Chris Kerrigan up to? He's become the point man for some anti- Wal Mart movie that's showing in Eureka. To my eyes, this makes him more of a left wing activist than simply a local pol who leans to the left. Only time will tell if this is some effort to increase his presence in the community in preparation for a run for higher office. He's told me he isn't interested in higher office and just wants to finish a second term on the city council. I won't hold him to that because one should never say never.
But, they say most politicians gain office by being seen as more of the moderate types, so if Kerrigan is actually working towards higher office by increasing his activism and presence with the Left, his strategy may backfire. Then again, this is the state where Senator's Boxer and Feinstein repeatedly win office so anything's possible.
Along that same line, lefty Supervisor Bonnie Neely has declared her intent to run again for the Board of Supervisors, which comes as no surprise. Also, as no surprise, Chris Kerrigan has already said he'll endorse Neely. Is it just me or does it seem like the Left has gotten real active up here the last few years?
I found yet another one of those online political quizzes. This one was a bit hard for me to take as the possible answers are some form of agreement or disagreement. Not sure or other aren't given as options. Give it a try.
I ended up scoring in the Libertarian sector but about two blocks down and to the right of center. Thanks to the San Francisco Liberal blog for the heads up on this one.