To be or not to be?

Splendide mendax

Frankly, we’re perplexed.

First this, from a recent Times-Standard article:

Shortly after being term-limited out of the Assembly, [Patty] Berg announced she was pondering a run to be the state’s insurance commissioner, the elected official who oversees the California Department of Insurance, the state’s largest consumer protection agency. Monday, she also said she will not pursue that post, and has decided to throw her support behind Dave Jones.

But not so quick, Davey Jones! Because today finds the non-candidate’s none-too-flattering mugshot on the cover of the San Francisco Chronicle, no less, alongside a photo of Michela Alioto-Pier, the San Francisco Supervisor who is “running for insurance commissioner against former Assemblywoman Patty Berg of Humboldt County.”

Is this shoddy reporting, or just another example of a local pol who doesn’t know when to quit?

We’re leaning toward the latter. By June of this year, the Patty Berg for Insurance Commissioner 2010 committee had raised $102,630–nowhere near enough to mount a statewide campaign, but enough to suggest she might be dumb enough to try.

Besides, if she’s not running, what’d she do with all that dough?

ElectionTrack reports that despite the aggressive fundraising, as of June Berg had on hand a paltry $3,449.


That is the question.

LAME UPDATE: Richard Marks has more over at Samoa Softball.

17 Responses

  1. That Neely/Castro post was classic. Good blast from the past.

  2. She’s come a long way, baby. Now it’s time for her to move up to Marlboro country.

  3. Maybe Steinberg will cockblock her again. I’d pay to see that.

  4. A hundred grand is shit. Berg better get her game on in a hurry or she’s gonna get laughed out of the election.

  5. Talk about the lesser of two evils – Patty or Michaela… gee, I can’t decide. What exactly qualifies Patty for this job? Does this mean Chesbro goes back to the Waste Authority? Is this a new chair in the musical chairs game?

    Look on the bright side, she can bring her death panels to the insurance biz.

  6. A hundred grand would get her laughed out of the primary.

  7. It’s a little bit of money to have, but it’s a lot of money to lose. Where is it?

  8. Where is the money you ask? The hag spent it on her lavish lifestyle. Those Marlboros have got to be up to 6 bucks a pack. And her cleaning parties with Neely (yup folks – they have cleaning parties together) must require lots of high dollar vodka.

  9. Good Lord, with that kind of money she can afford some botox, some restylyne, and some major facial action. Come on Patty, even the Bon Bon indulges in highlights!

    Insurance Commish: “Well, we need to have a study session to determine if the facts can be applied unilaterally or perhaps there is a need to apply some diverisification priniciples to ensure that there is broad representation.”

    How am I doing so far?

  10. You hit the bottom of the barrel in Cali and what’s left? Patti ,useless,Berg.

  11. patty useless Berg luvs bonnie sack of shit Neely.

  12. can I wipe your butt county worker? insight like yours deserves payola

  13. Kiss my payola then. Bon bon and berg have been using us to wipe their asses for years and most of us are just plain done with it. What, you think those two aren’t in be with each other? Or also in bed with the likes of Pierson, Glass etc.? Its like f’ing. Bob, Carol,Ted and Alice on LSD and crank…a freakin nightmare that goes on and on.

  14. Oh, and one more thought, make sure you wash your hands after you wipe.

  15. This is what I truly luv about progs. Hypocites who only profess enlightened thought.In reality, sexist, nasty small minded bigots. Thanks for being the real you. It is truly treat.

  16. I don’t think 8:29 has a “mama.” Maybe another Frankenstein attempt? But then again, not. Frankenstein had better manners.

  17. Hey bugs, I know why you deleted the comment November 28th at 8:29, but really, it was so revealing as to who these so called “progs” are. That comment was disgusting and vulgar, but if these folks really think this way, why not expose them? I mean to refer to a body part of county worker’s mother as smelling up to Oregon sure shows what this guy thinks of as “liberal” or “progressive.” Hey, like the dude probably thinks that wife beating is ok too?

    Well, I hope you have the guys IP so one day he can be outed.

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