Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday random thoughts...

• A Wolf in sheep's clothing: So Paul Wolfowitz was instrumental in instigating the Iraq war and was dismissed for being a shady character at the World Bank. So why do we want him in charge of a State Department arms control panel?

• Now that's a ringing endorsement: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's resisted backing any presidential contender, told me and other journalists Wednesday he'd endorse any presidential candidate who cut California a $14.5 billion check.

• My highest recommendation to: Alex, a bartender Wednesday through Sunday at Ralph's Club. Not only is he a great guy, he makes a mean martini.

• Might fall under the category of "Not a good idea": The Sacramento City Council is going forward with plans to build more houses in the Natomas area, even though the federal government has declared it a flood hazard zone.

• No wonder he said a 10 percent cut to education is "unrealistic": Assemblyman Kevin de Leon told reporters Wednesday that if 10 percent is cut from the state education budget, it totals out to $800 per student statewide. According to statistics on the Tracy Unified School District Web site, that totals out to more than $13.3 million just for Tracy.

• Calvin and Hobbes quote of the week: "I'm not getting up until it's as warm out there as it is in here."

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