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Bigger Still ...?

Wednesday, Jun. 09, 2010 3:49 AM

And yet again, we're hearing that BP may have lowballed their estimates as to how bad the Deepwater Horizon leak really is. This is what, the third time their estimates have been revised?

If you're not being honest about the problem, you can't fix the problem.

A classy move by the New Orleans Saints. Quarterback Drew Brees told residents of Plaquemines Parish that the team would raffle off a Super Bowl ring, with the proceeds going to the victims of the Deepwater Horizon leak, the families whose livelihoods have been devastated.

Why would anyone want to be Governor of California? It's not a particularly pleasant job, not with the state facing a persistent budget crisis and other woes.

But Meg Whitman wants it bad enough that she spent $70+ million to win the Republican primary, placing her on the November ballot against current Attorney General (and former governor) Jerry Brown. (And I can't really figure out why Jerry Brown wants it, either.)

It makes you wonder.

I'm glad to see that voters have apparently approved Measure A in Solano County (with 62% of precincts reporting), which would require the police and firefighters' unions to accept binding arbitration, a step to resolving a contract dispute - wages far above those of other Bay Area cities (Vallejo's fire chief makes more than San Francisco's ... how does that make sense?).

Those contracts were negotiated under a friendly administration and during an economic boom. But with the recession, it's become abundantly clear that no one was thinking long-term, or about the impact it would have on Vallejo.

As for Santa Clara Measure J, if I hear another story about a vote or a committee to study the proposal for a new football stadium to house the 49ers ...

It seems we've had votes to form the committee, which votes to have a vote to approve the vote for the vote for the committee to establish a study, ad infinitum.

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