At midnight on the following Wednesday>Thursday, I have 2,115 votes (and counting?) and Cory Wolbach looks like he will hang on to the fifth seat, behind Karen Holman, Greg Scharff, Tom Dubois and Eric Filseth, all of whom I am willing to work with and the feeling is at least partially mutual. Meanwhile Nancy Shepherd is both council and mayor for about another month in and around the Holidays, and she and I have at least two initiatives to follow up on, thanks Mayor Nancy.
Meanwhile I was not seated to Palo Alto Architectural Review Board either. Boo hoo. Shake it off.
Karen got about 11,000 votes. Ken Dauber got 10, 400 votes for School Board. Congrats to Ken. I endorsed him, but was not invited to his victory party. I also endorsed Terry Godfrey who thankfully put up a Weiss sign (made by Terry Acebo Davis and Rob Syrett) and looks to be holding on to that second seat as they continue to count. Joe Mitchner I ran into today at Cuesta Park in Mountain View (he was wearing a Cornell shift; a son goes there – mazel) got exactly or nearly exactly the same number of votes, 10,400+ to hang on to a seat in Mountain View Los Altos High School districts. (Our parents knew each other). Gary Kremen, who lives in Palo Alto, gave me a great rundown on his famous “cat people v. or w. bird people” campaign tactics and is holding on or usurping or displacing Brian Schmidt for Water Board by about 1 point. I would like to have the honor of helping him get on board so to speak with Greg Zlotnick, who has been working on water issues since a senior thesis on such at Wesleyan in 1986 — we will have to flip thru the bound volume of Gunn Oracle 1981-1982 to figure out which of his student press bylines might have foreshadowed this. Meanwhile Jim Yardley taking the Santa Clara County VTA from Escondido Village or El Camino near there to Gunn definitely foreshadows his Pulitzer on China.
I’ve been quoting, not limited to these 23 posts, in various weird emails and list-serves, The Dartmouth Review or its motto — Nemo Me Impune Lacitit, Nobody Harms Me with Impunity — and John Paul Jones and Sam Adams and yes Taylor Swift to describe where y’at.
Haters gonna hate hate hate hate but I’m gonna shake it off.
There is nothing more here to forward our country so at 1:30 on a Sunday morning Charlie Rose Gael Garcia Bernal Moazi Bahari and I are going to call it a night. To sleep, perchance to dream.
Then they came for me. Mr. Sandman.
edit to add, minutes later:
Mozier Bahari I mean. His book references the following Martin Niemoller quote, from WWII era Germany:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.