Six months ago I bet very few people could name the SM County controller, but the race to replace old what's-his-name is heating up. The endorsements are splitting down the middle, the DJ has gone for Galligan and the rhetoric is racheting up. This piece in the Mercury Times gets some great on-the-scene quotes on the record including
"Didn't you have a property and you went to San Bruno and said 'We shouldn't have to pay property taxes'"? Raigoza asked. "Maybe I should do more research on you, Joe."
I don't mean to take that out of context--and the context is extensive-- so you should click through and read the whole thing. It's just a great quote. I had another kismet moment today when I picked up the DJ on B'way. I opened the newspaper box to get my copy and someone had carefully ripped off the Joe Galligan banner at the top of the edition and left it in the box when they took their copy. That's a gut reaction. Here is the banner on my copy--still intact.
I did notice some Juan Raigoza signs popping up in places here in B'game today. But if Juan plans on "doing more research" on Joe he better get on it because it looks like he is behind on that score--he has three weeks not counting the absentees/mail voters.