“Prepare the viands, prepare the foods, prepare the strange wines, for tonight is indeed a great night!” – The Martian Chronicles.
Barbara Boxer is retiring. If you listen, you can hear the faint sounds of Democratic politicians all across California as they get up from their breakfasts and calmly go to open up their weapons caches. For there will be a Democratic war in the primaries over this. A California Senator’s seat? Oh, my, yes, but there will be a Time Of Troubles. Lots of people want that job, and they won’t be shy about trying for it. I cannot wait to see how far the Democrats involved will go…
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: The Republican party of California needs to do precisely two things, here. One: it must limit the viable candidates for this seat to two, no more, no less, and I don’t care if the CA GOP has to enforce this with a club with a nail in it. Two: those two candidates must absolutely resolutely ignore each other before the jungle primary. If they can’t say anything nice about each other, they shouldn’t say anything at all. I do not say that following this advice will ensure victory: but I will say that following this advice could not hurt.