Warren T 
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Re: “Jean the Giant-Killer

This is an excellent article. Jean Quan is officially the Mayor-Elect of Oakland! What Quan has done, whether a person supports her or not, which I surely do, is a quintessential lesson in grassroots politics. She went door-to-door, block-by-block introducing herself and educating people about Don Perata, the long-term kingpin of not only Oakland politics, but State of CA politics. He has been the quintessential pay-as-you-go politician. He took pride in calling himself the DON, clearly, using the Mafia title in jest, but in all seriousness, to try to intimidate anyone who tried to oppose him. Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) has been the best thing that has ever happened to the City of Oakland. It spares the City of Oakland of a costly runoff, and Perata outspending her, which he did 5 to 1 during this past election. I am very confident that even in a runoff that Quan still would’ve beaten him. Most Oaklanders are wise, fair, pragmatic and we embrace our diversity. We are not only one of the most integrated Cities in the whole country, but we all get along quite well. We love our diversity. Jean is the best person for building coalitions and bringing people together. The proof is in the pudding…mmmmmmm

Posted by Warren T on 11/19/2010 at 9:26 AM

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