Thank you, Maxine.
Haha! Not the first time you and I have been mistaken for one another. Not a big deal. I just like you to have proper credit for your work.
JR, Hart will get her sub-30% vote. If Long gets in, he will pull a lot more from her than from Cohen.
Flinn will indeed crush Bergmann. But that's where it ends. Flinn will be on the ballot the same day Barack Obama is on the ticket for re-election. Do you really think tepid turnout in off year races is indicative of any presidential year, much less one where Obama is on the ballot?
Shall we start a betting pool? Because I'm wondering how long it will take for whoever is advising him on this (I know, but I'm far too polite to point it out) to notice that the highest performing Republican precincts in the 9th District have been moved to the 8th?
Flinn will drop millions into this, and Cohen will get his usual 70+%. It's kind of a shame that he's going to sink all this money into another unsuccessful run. If he's just looking to throw it away, there are better ways.
Surely I cannot be the only person amused that the "Don't Say Gay" Party quoted Freddie Mercury. That's like having Rick Santorum quoting Oscar Wilde.
I told Shea Flinn this last night on Twitter, and I'll throw it out again for those who do not follow us: The permanent director needs to be someone that has experience working in a no kill shelter. I'm not saying switch MAS to a no kill model--- I would love that, but I just don't know that it's feasible. The reason you look for someone with no kill experience is that when you run a no kill shelter and don't have euthanasia to thin the crowd of dogs at the shelter, you learn to properly socialize the animals and make them adoptable. That dog at MAS that shrinks back every time someone reaches out to touch his cage? No kill shelters work with them so they're not afraid anymore. The dogs that attack other dogs? No kill shelters train them to ignore the other dogs or interact positively. The best model I've found for a shelter is the Best Friends shelter in Utah. That crew has performed miracles with some of the animals that other shelters were ready to euthanize. It was the subject of the reality show "Dogtown" on NatGeo.
I'm honored to see my picture on here, Jackson. Thank you. Howard was a hell of a guy.
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