California politics are about as filthy and weird as at any time on Earth since Nero. Or at least pre-revolution France. We've had laughably bad actors (Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Sacramento. We've had adulterers (Gary Condit) and convicted thieves (Congressman "Duke" Cunningham) representing us in Washington. Here in San Francisco, we've had the option to vote for punk rockers (Jello Biafra) and drag queens (Sister BoomBoom) on the city ballot. And, of course, California was the home of the king douche bag of the American presidency — Richard M. Nixon. How could anybody take this... More >>>