Stop The Presses: Difi Turns Thumbs Down on Gov’s Race


dianneAlthough she just couldn’t bring herself to say the word “no,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein finally admitted, under interrogation by the Chronicle’s Carolyn Lochhead that it’s “very unlikely” she’ll run for governor.

Other things that are “very unlikely” include:

  • The sun coming up in the west tomorrow.
  • Barbara Boxer having a sudden growth spurt
  • Arnold finding a spare $24 billion under the floor boards.

Feinstein said “she is tired of being asked everywhere she goes whether she will run.” But given a golden opportunity to ensure that this would never happen to her again, however, she couldn’t manage to spit it out.

Apparently determined to keep Calbuzz from saying “toldja!” (which, let’s face it, we’re way too gentlemanly to do) Princess Difi then forced the resourceful Lochhead to revert to old, cheap reporter tricks to shake it out of her: “When asked if it is fair to say a bid is ‘very unlikely,’ she said, ‘Correct.’”


Playing coy apparently was the order of the day: after opining that the actual candidates for governor should put out specific plans to deal with the budget mess, Feinstein was asked if she had any advice on that score: “Yeah, I’ve got some thoughts,” she said, “but I’m not going to tell you.”

How civic-minded of you, Senator.

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  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    The one obvious truth is that Grover Norquist is now the Governor of California.

  2. avatar Anonymous says:

    So true…Grover is about to get a CA gov’t small enough to strangle in a bathtub by August or September of this year. Yikes.

  3. avatar Don Ringe says:

    For further comic commentary on Queen DiFi go here – Huffington Post —


  4. avatar Anonymous says:

    GAWD, imagine my surprise! So, will the CAL REGENTS next meet “in special session” to then reconsider the failed effort to raise tuition and fees on the un-washed? Then shall the noble and learned CSU over-seers do likewise — right! WHEN PIGS FLY! “ON, UNIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE”!

  5. avatar Anonymous says:

    Is it just me, or is “REVOLUTON – truly – in the air”?

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