http://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2008/02/15/simitian-loss-may-hurt-environmental-community


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Simitian loss may hurt environmental community

Original post made on Feb 15, 2008

The loss of state Sen. Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, as the chairman of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee could be a blow to the environmental community, a local leader said today.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 15, 2008, 3:48 PM

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Posted by Good For A Laugh !
a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Nice little cat fight!


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Posted by Greg
a resident of Southgate
on Feb 15, 2008 at 6:25 pm

i see this as a hopeful sign. I think it means that rich environmentalists are beginning to see some resistance to their priorities. Could it be that all them poor folk are starting to demand some prosperity of their own? Or at least, they are starting to say, "No more!, if it means our kids will face an unnecessarily diminished future" . This current dust-up about schools is the tip of the iceberg. It will not be too long before they also say, "We want low-cost electricity, and jobs, and a real future...AND nuclear power to accomplish those things".

Go nukes!

Things are looking up for nukes!


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Posted by Marvin
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Feb 15, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I felt pretty good when I read that Joe "nanny government' Simitian was slapped down by the democratic leadership.
then I read in the accompanying story that the Committe for the Green Foothills is worried about "nanny" Joe's demotion. Now i feel even better about joe "you need me to tell you how to live your lives" Simitian being put in his place.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 16, 2008 at 3:51 am

I will not gloat. [tee hee]


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Posted by perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 16, 2008 at 7:43 am

I am no fan of Simitian's..

However, I am once again reminded of why I left the Democrat party in the mid-90s.

Simitian was demoted for speaking his opinion? Especially a fiscally responsible opinion which was to TELL THE TRUTH to Californians about next year's education budget?

This is why Democrats really, really scare me. They have turned into people who can't tolerate dissent from the power leaders, can't tolerate anything but their version of double-speak..