did a remarkable job.
--Republicans have not made a serious bid for the seat since the early 1960s.* In 1987 a special election was conducted by the 5th California District (later redistricted to become the 8th) to fill a vacant Congressional seat there.
Commenting on her fear of public debate with credible challengers, Matt Gonzalez, Former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, "No candidate who refuses to debate his or her opponent deserves the support of anyone, particularly after a history of failed leadership, such as the one you have exhibited. To do otherwise, is to sanction your refusal and encourage similar behavior by other elected representatives."**
A few short years ago, Nancy Pelosi-- a local low-level lightweight politician elected by a margin of less than 39,000 Americans, served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, placing her, third in line laying claim to the office of President of the United States. A feather-weight elected by a mere 38,927 Americans, would have ascended to the highest position of power in the United States of America.
According to Nancy, "I must have good genes from my parents because I feel no slowdown of energy, enthusiasm or even memory." This is the same Nancy who also made this profound statement...probably also attributed to her parents and that flawless memory inherited from them...."Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."
38,927 voters (many of them probably dead) deciding who will govern
(Contrary to Pelosi's claim of 500 million Americans losing jobs each month, 319 million is the TOTAL population of the United States)
"In the real world, demonstrating lunacy of this magnitude is known as a “cry for help” and an intervention involving large nets, straight-jackets and electric shock therapy is in order. But not in Washington, DC, where free-range crazies are allowed to pick pockets, loot futures, and all too often get re-elected."
-- author unknown