Partying with people who joined Arnold

Remember that? When all the Republicans were talking about how the teachers were trying to take over? They're TEACHERS!

I might have to quit this job. This is all getting to be far too much for me.

At 9:28 p.m., the Young Republicans came back with more beers, and everyone was happy. We took some and left.

At 9:43 p.m., we saw Assemblyman Todd Spitzer in the lobby. He was, surprisingly, schmoozing.

At 9:48 p.m., Gray conceded graciously. At least he wasn't crying like Darrell "Didn't Get a Pony" Issa. Thank God I wasn't in the Young Republicans' suite for that. Although I probably could have pissed them off with some Issa jokes. Gray talks about the phone call he made "to he [Arnold] and Maria." Jesus, nobody knows how to use the objective case anymore! Oh, look! Another bar!

At 10:05 p.m., we see Supervisor Chris Norby. We don't talk to him or nothin'. We just see him there is all.

It's 10:29 p.m.: on the teevee, Greta Van Susteren asks Tom Arnold (of being Roseanne's ex-husband fame) what advice he would give to the new governor. Tom Arnold says, "The difference between Arnold and I . . . ." God! See what I mean?

At 10:50 p.m., we hide from all the people in a private room, but Assemblyman Ken Maddox (running for state Senate against John Campbell) finds us anyway. Maddox tells me he used to play bass for The Ziggens.


At 10:58 p.m., the band–a good little country outfit; you can tell 'cause they have classy equipment–play Lipps Inc.'s Funkytown. Maddox tells me about a bar fight once at Chain Reaction before it was Chain Reaction. It was okay, though. He just stepped in because he saw a guy getting jumped by a big bunch of hoods.

At 11:17 p.m.: Garden Grove City Councilman Mark Leyes wanders in and tries to look convivial but doesn't quite succeed. He tells us the sad news about Wally George. Maddox makes a really funny joke about getting dogs drunk.

He didn't actually get dogs drunk.

Maddox tries to claim Bert Ziggen(of the Ziggens) actually has some other last name. Why must he make things up like that? First, the getting drunk of dogs, and now this? Fie and shame. If not on him, let's put some on the Allens!


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