And Durst pointed out, rightly so, that he would be viewed as more liberal in Wisconsin but more conservative in San Francisco. “You can’t make this stuff up,” he likes to say.
We all laughed out loud, in cool cabaret-style seating under a floodlight.
It got me thinking about Grass Valley’s “old guard” politics. Grass Valley likes to “go its own way,” as I’ve written before.
But that could change in the upcoming November elections. Three of the five City Council seats are up for grabs.
We’ve recently seen a shift toward the middle politically in some of our local “elected” posts — from the county supervisors to the judges to the supposedly “nonpartisan” positions.
It better reflects the diversity of our community — not just favoring one segment.
The Union newspaper publisher, who carried water for the tea party, global warming deniers and others with more extreme, minority political views — sometimes at the expense of the rest of the community — is gone. (“George Rebane, Greg Goodknight and Stan Meckler were there. Nancy Garcia and her hubby came to say goodby too,” as Todd Juvinall wrote on his blog). How sweet.
The City Council elections in Grass Valley come amid noticeable political change elsewhere in our community. It will be interesting to see if the city’s politics also begin to reflect that.
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