Here, from our pal and colleague R. Scott Moxley, is a long and detailed article about a sad libertarian Orange County, California, Assemblyman who lost his seat — giving California Dems a supermajority — to some chick. Who’s a teacher. It features old and much-missed friends, like Marilyn Davenport, the nice old lady who was very very sorry she sent that President Obama is a chimpanzee email because it gave some the wrong impression that she might be racist. That nice old lady, Marilyn Davenport? Ex-incumbent Assemblyman Chris Norby sent out a mailer featuring her and himself. Why? Because he is gross and weird.
Nothing against Sharon Quirk-Silva, who seems for real totally swell, and we are certainly not among those sexist idiots who think she didn’t win so much as Chris Norby lost. She outwalked him, she outraised him, and she wasn’t a weird creep.
Here is the LA Times’ Dana Parsons embracing Norby in a soothing hug at the news that Norby had misused campaign funds to pay for a hotel room, then wrote it off as “studying homeless families” before being found by deputies sleeping on the courthouse lawn a few years back, when he was a county supervisor. (Parsons’ empathy is so strong and democratic, he even had enough left over for the Haidl gang rape posse. Not so much left over for Jane Doe. She wasn’t wearing underwear.)
Also, at just the same time Norby was going through the divorce that left him sleeping on the courthouse lawn and misappropriating campaign funds to be a homeless motel family, he was calling us on the phone to sing opera at us, even when we asked him to stop. And asked him again. And again. And then he tried to kiss us on our mouth once, and it was gross.
So good on Sharon Quirk-Silva for sure, and also haha Norby, you are a loser.