Actually, that headline is more than gracious, considering the creative names that were tossed about this afternoon concerning Ms. Speier, following the passage of SB 861.
The vote was close, Jackie - closer than you probably thought. Maybe you even had to sweat it a bit - considering the sneaky tactics your staffers pulled to have the names of the opposing parties removed from the list of groups opposed to SB 861 - including My Dog Votes.
Is Jackie A Liar?
Oh, yeah - then there was the story she told on the floor in the final push for votes for SB 861 about the "pitbull" pulling the baby out of the mother's arms. Ms. Speier deliberately inserted the word "pitbull" to replace the dog's real breed in a willful, deceitful, inflammatory move to get her bill passed.
Would we call it twisting the truth? Nope. We'd call it an outright lie. And if that is the truth, dear readers, then that would make Senator Jackie Speier an outright liar.
She later denied that she said it (who would think a politician could stoop so low, right) but those in the audience watching the vote confirmed those were her exact words. As Len Berman says - let's go to the video tape.
When dog owners called Jackie Speier's office to protest that story as inaccurate - they were told it would be "corrected".
Funny - that's exactly the term I would use when I think of November 2006.
I'm predicting there will be a "market correction" in terms of California politics. I will also predict here and now that Jackie may find that her rise to Lt. Gov may not be as easy as she plans.
I think dog-owning voters are good and pissed. Especially the Democrats. So pissed, in fact, that they are already lining up to vote SB 861 supporters out of office, and ready to cross party lines.
The opening shot for November 2006 has just been fired. Jackie - for dog owners of every party, thy name is mud.
And come November, we're gonna find out if My Dog Votes.