I got a phone call from Barack Obama’s campaign. We are working on a date when he can visit our editorial board. Then the campaign person, I believe her name was Carrie Townsend, said it could be “the candidate or a surrogate.”

I prefer the candidate, please. Unless the surrogate is Oprah.
She is stumping for Barack this weekend in Iowa, hoping to sway the women’s vote from Hillary. Note: The person who called from Barack’s campaign was a woman. Hmm. I sense a trend.


Got off the phone the other day with Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, who was talking to me about the national debt and the new paygo rules passed by Congress. It’s for a future editorial I was working on. Then I asked him which presidential candidate he is backing. I was reminded the last time we spoke he was talking about how he was a stand-in for the press for John Edwards — that was when he ran in 2004, before he became a VP candidate with Kerry.

Adam hasn’t officially endorsed any candidate, he said. But he told me he had recently spoken to Barack Obama and was “very impressed with Barack.” Stay tuned.

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I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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