November 21, 2008

Listo: can we finally declare Pamela Bensoussan winner for Chula Vista city council? 17 days after the election and it is still too close to call. As of 11/19 with 11000 votes to go (not all Chula Vista votes) she leads by 74 votes. Too close to call but looks real good that Bensoussan will win this seat. Not exactly a mandate, but hey, a win is a win.

We wouldn’t be surprised to see Russ Hall ask for a re-count.

Obama effect was certainly felt in San Diego County. Olga Diaz was elected in Escondido, City of San Diego and City of Chula Vista now have Democratic majorities. Big winner in this election were the Unions.

What is Chula Vista mayor Cherly Cox going to do now that she doesn’t have the support of the council??? It is going to be a long couple of years. Winner in Chula Vista, Steve Castaneda, as senior Democrat político will be the de facto leader of this majority vote.

When it was learned that Bertha Lopez won her election for Sweetwater High School Board the teachers at Chula Vista Elementary district gave a Bronx cheer – glad to see her leave!

The elections weren’t even over, the counting was still going on and Larry Breitfelder already announced his intention to run for Chula Vista city council. Hijole hombre, give the politicos a little rest, it has been non-stop politics ever since the Schwarzenegger special election.

Kind of ironic: Obama is elected the first Black President and with him resigning from the Senate that leaves exactly Zero —nada— Blacks serving on the US Senate!!! Still a ways to go….

El jefe de La Prensa had a pow-wow with journalist from the Middle-East, talk about feeling humbled. All problems and issues are relevant and after that meeting our problems didn’t seem so bad. The journalist from Iraq, Iran, Palestine looked at el jefe and gave him a look that said that is all you got….

Hey Vatos want to join team Obama? Submit your resume here: http://change.gov/page/s/application. There are more than 7,000 jobs and 4,000 political positions available, quien sabe you may be the one they are looking for to fill one of these spots.

Filipinos are a little miffed they came out big losers in this last election – not one elected Filipino. Mitz Lee the highest ranking elected official lost her school board seat on San Diego Unified and the Filipinos cancelled each other out in National City and lost all around. Filipino community now organizing to get back on the winning track.

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