Thursday, May 29, 2008

Remember Bobby Harris?

He landed in Arcata some years ago, pretty much destitute, and ended up staying for years. I know he wore out his welcome with the HSU Libertarian Club members pretty quickly but somehow he seemed to hang on and gather the interest of some to the point the North Coast Journal featured him in their cover story back in 2005.

I'd heard he'd left Arcata some time ago, heading for his old town of Woodland. I'd assumed he must have finally wore out his welcome with the rest of Arcata. Maybe not, though. The Sacramento Bee reports he's running for Woodland City Council. To hear it from them he's quite popular down there.

Don't know how true that is but not bad publicity for someone who's basically a transient.

As always, if you're asked to log in at the Sacramento Bee web site, you can use humboldtlib for a unsername and blogspot as the password.


At 9:17 AM, Blogger Hank Sims said...

That's awesome.

It's impossible not to like Bobby, even as he drives you insane.

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Well, I'll take your word for it since you knew him better than I did. I only met him once and spoke with him on the phone a few times after he ended up in Arcata. At least a few of the HSU Libs weren't happy with him after he was hanging around them for a while.

At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bobby must be the single biggest loser ever to run for Arcata City Council, and when you think of names like Fhyre Phoenix, Brooke McClure and Andrew Lord, that's saying a lot. The Journal's fluff piece on him was downright disgusting; they only like Harris because Harris launched ugly attacks on some mutually hated targets like the local Green movement.


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