Russ Steele, the “fired” Union columnist (to use his own words) and a very conservative blogger at that, has a posting on his site that Gloria Zane was stealing the limelight from clerk-recorder candidate Barry Pruett’s fundraiser at Goomba’s on Sunday night. Russ, George Rebane and Aaron Klein all sat together, according to Russ.
The speeches were short, but “everyone was asking, who is Gloria Zane?” according to Russ.
Here’s what I wrote on Russ’ blog: “Sounds like Pruett and perhaps the whole local GOP is in deep trouble to me if this is the focus of the dinner-table banter. People will also remember how Aaron Klein, a ‘nonpartisan’ Sierra College Trustee from another county, no less, endorsed a ‘nonpartisan’ clerk recorder w/o even meeting the incumbent.
“What’s he doing at Goomba’s on a Sunday night for an election where he can’t even vote? What’s his political future going to be? I’m already hearing that buzz over at the Rood Center and elsewhere.
“Exit question? Will Sue Horne get hurt too, for calling George and Russ ‘community leaders.’ And what about Tom McClintock, whose staffer is Pruett’s wife. Seems like the stakes are getting higher by the moment. It will be interesting to compare notes after the June election. By the way, no, I’m not Gloria Zane. Are you?”
No doubt Tom is counting on the Pruett’s et al. to “bring home the bacon” for the GOP in a county where he got whipped. Trouble is, the local GOP is split, as exemplified by the county assessor’s race between Horne and Rolf Kleinhans. Many die-hard GOP’ers are backing Rolf, not Sue.
In addition, Pruett is not winning any endorsements from conservative supervisors. (In fact, Nate Beason has endorsed incumbent Greg Diaz). And the Democrats and many “decline to states” are getting more turned off by the local GOP’s “in your face” approach by the day.
The election isn’t until June, either. Get out your muck boots.