Actually, they don’t really rock the Bay Area, considering that said events are unlikely to inspire any soul-searching; they just happened to take place here.
Numero Uno is Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, third wife of State Treasurer Bill Lockyer. I Own the World summarizes: Politicians, Meth, Alcoholism, Sex Tape* and no Mention of Political Party. My first thought, was, why, we only have one party around here.
“This is a case of political persecution, and we Venezuelans know what that is,” said Ms. Lopez, who denied that her husband had abused her. “Everybody believes that politics in the United States is very transparent. But it’s actually a bit cloudy.”
“Welcome to the U.S.A., everybody,” she said. “It’s very dirty, really, and there are many hidden interests at play.”
You wife compares the US to Venezuela, and next thing you know, you are charged with dissuading a witness.
Mircarimi is a co-founder of the California Green Party, something that newspapers don’t like to mention either. Somehow Mircarimi is also a member of NOW, and as DH points out, Lidia Stiglich, his Berkeley-based attorney, looks an awful lot like a lesbian. Although I doubt either Lockyer or Mircarimi consider themselves white, none of behavior described here is hypocritical; it’s ironic.
Meth… domestic violence… our ruling elites are so white trash around here. But students over at Cal OD on cocaine.
In case you are wondering, Nadia Lockyer is a Democrat.
* Add domestic violence to the list. Supervisor Lockyer’s boyfriend alleges that she attacked him. Nadia Lockyer is a recipient of the LULAC 2009 Champion Against Domestic Violence Award and the Alameda County Family Justice Center’s Diamond Leadership Award. She is historic — the first Latina and the first woman of Native American heritage elected to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.