Gavin Newsom's withdrawal from the gubernatorial race
The one bad part about today was that Gavin Newsom officially announced his withdrawal from the gubernatorial race:
"It is with great regret I announce today that I am withdrawing from the race for governor of California. With a young family and responsibilities at city hall, I have found it impossible to commit the time required to complete this effort the way it needs to — and should be — done.
When I embarked on this campaign in April, my goal was to engage thousands and thousands of Californians dedicated to reforming our broken system and bringing change to Sacramento.
I would like to thank those supporters, volunteers, and donors who have worked so hard on my behalf. I have been humbled by their support and am indebted to their efforts. They represent the spirit of change and determination essential to putting California back on the right track.
I will continue to fight for change and the causes and issues for which I care deeply — universal health care, a cleaner environment, and a green economy for our families, better education for our children, and, of course, equal rights under the law for all citizens.”
It came as a complete shock to our student organization. Students for Gavin Newsom was not informed of this decision until the press release came out earlier today. We were all floored by this decision of withdrawal, and our organization right now, quite frankly, is in a complete mess. We’re scrambling together, and nobody has any idea what is going on. There is a conference call for the state leadership team tonight to decide the next step, and I’ll keep you guys updated. It looks like we won’t be stopping because it’d be stupid to waste the infrastructure we’ve built over these past few months. Maybe we’ll support Jerry Brown? Or maybe we’ll become a PAC? I dunno. I’m curious to see what will happen.
But on the positive side, I’m so proud of the work we’ve done for this cause. I don’t want to brag, but SFGN is the largest and most successful student run political organization in the history of American politics, and it’s so exciting to be a part of it. In fact, SFGN is even bigger and more successful than Students for Barack Obama. Now, that’s saying something. Our efforts have shown only one thing, that students care about their futures, and about the future of this state. It may feel like we have wasted our time, but every second that we’ve spent getting students involved in our Democracy is infinitely more valuable than winning an election.
You know that green machine thingy near the door at Ralphs and Pavilions and stuff where you deposit coins and they give you money? If you want cash, they charge you like 8 cents on the dollar (HAHAPROTECTIVETARRIFLOLOLOL). But did you know that you can get gift cards for free?! and the best part….today, I threw all my coins in that machine and
So, I really shouldnt be awake right now….I have to wake up at 6AM tomorrow and drive one hour to Simi freaking Valley for a swim meet I’ll do shitty in, so….yeah, but who cares :P
Anyway, so tonight was Homecoming Game and it was utterly awesome. Not the football part (which btw, I left during 4th quarter, can somebody tell me the score), but the seeing all the people part. It was so fun to see everybody I’ve missed for the past few months, and talk and act like nothing named college ever happened. It really sucks that every year I have to say goodbye to a class of graduating seniors, and despite all the “I miss you“‘s and the “Keep in touch“‘s, nothing has or will ever be the same. I guess its all part of growing up, and leaving the past behind while embracing what’s in front of you. But its nice to go back in time every once in a while and get a little taste of the past. I guess that’s what homecoming game is for!
We, on the other hand, decide to look up sex offenders in Arcadia.
There are like less than 10 in Arcadia, and sadly, a few of them live close to us. In fact, on lives down the next street. The freakiest part is that, like 90% involved sexual acts with minors. And they all looked like messed up rapists.
go christinemon: dudejustine go christinemon: i looked up national sex offender registry again go christinemon: new creeper go christinemon: 716 s. old ranch rd go christinemon: that’s more of the apartments go christinemon: but MUCH closer to us
Hi new rapist. Christine and I will be ready with our defense moves courtesy of Devang. HAHA. But damn… that is scary :/
So, tomorrow is Friday, the end of the week! Fridays are awesome, and its cool to look back on how scared I was of the end of this week just a few days ago. This week has been pretty difficult for me, but nothing I couldnt handle. Even though my test grades were kinda dismal, I don’t feel phased by it, which is weird, cool, but bad in some ways LOL.
I dunno. We’ll see. School is just bleh for me. But what’s really keeping me going is my distractions.
Thank you Mock Trial, Speech, Swim, and most of all, my friends. You guys ensure my sanity in this time of horridness….
Well first…I GOT MY LICENSE!! :) Driving alone is SO AWESOME, you have no idea. And I’m sure its just a phase that I’ll grow out of in weeks/days, but for now, its freakin awesome!! Driving other people is fun too LOL
Skipped swimming for 3 days. Yes.
Attendance rate for this season: 65%. Expected attendance rate: 100%
Yesterday I spent about 3 hours at Panera (because I can drive there :) with Julia, and I was actually super productive!! Looking forward to another one of those study sessions.
Failing some classes, doing okay in others. I think I did okay on today’s APUSH test, but usually when I feel good about it, I do horribly…so we’ll see….
Today at swim practice, we argued philosophical questions the entire time. It was so awesome, and I love having those brain-stimulating conversations. Also, I half did it to distract coach Jeff from how much he hates me cause I always ditch hehehe.