I thought about trying to be the first with the news on the internet. Instead I chose to be the first to carry the news to the Sheriff and the crowd anxiously waiting at the Delta for the news. As I shook the Sheriff’s hand and gave him a smile, I announced to the crowd the vote count and all voices roared in approval.
While mingling with the crowd, I shared with everyone my notion that we might all look back at this night as the turning point. This will be the event that pivots the County from being a feeding trough swilled by the same three or four families and their hangers on to being a county run by the of and for the people.
I was a season ticket holder for the San Francisco Giants for 23 years. When they finally won the Series in 2010, I was amazed to listen to Brian Sabean suggest that he would take in the victory for the evening and perhaps the next night. But after that, he had a job to do. And that job was to get the Giants back the the Series.
Tonight I feel the same way. Happy to know that the 601 Committee couldn’t muster enough rope to lynch the best Sheriff we have had in a very long time. Happier to know that nearly 900 people were able to call BS on the nonsense and notch one for the good guys.
But tomorrow I will put my boots on and consider how to harness the momentum we have created. Kinetic Energy will propel this happy event into something bigger. The days of the hobGOBlins running the show with impunity and feeding at the trough are over. today is the day that sunshine will warm the people and scurry the cockroaches into the shadows once and for all.
Hasta la Victoria Siempre!