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<p>Examiner.com has come up with a suggestion that will astonish knowledgeable San Diegans: retiring Mayor Jerry Sanders could be on the vice president ticket with Mitt Romney. The publication asserts, "Under Mayor Sanders' mayorship, the city of San Diego has gone from near financial anarchy to a projected surplus." Of course, this purported feat was greatly accomplished by Sanders completely neglecting the city's infrastructure, but Examiner.com may not know that. Sanders has a resume "that could warm the heart of any moderate," says the publication. "A retired police officer, head of the United Way of San Diego, a [chief executive officer], fundraiser, and a popular mayor in a large border city with a heavily Latino population." Sanders supports gay marriage and "seems to support abortion rights," says the publication, and that could offend the far right of the Republican party. Sanders' lack of knowledge of foreign and national affairs could hurt, too, although the publication doesn't mention that.

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SurfPuppy619 April 25, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m.

LOL...we have billion dollar pension and retiree health care debts, so I guess Sanders should fit right in with our trillion dollar national budget deficits!


Don Bauder April 25, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m.

Yes, and Sanders is every bit as addled as Romney. Best, Don Bauder


aardvark April 26, 2012 @ 9:03 a.m.

Cool. Maybe he could get the Feds to build the Chargers a new stadium. Just call it a "shovel-ready" project.


Don Bauder April 26, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m.

Don't laugh, aardvark. When President Obama early in his term asked for a list of infrastructural projects that could be tackled right away, some locations listed subsidized pro ballparks and football stadiums.


conanthequasilibertarian April 26, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m.

Romney's lack of knowledge of foreign and national affairs doesn't seem to be a barrier to him.


Don Bauder April 26, 2012 @ 1:47 p.m.

Certainly, his lack of knowledge doesn't seem to bother him. Best, Don Bauder


Visduh April 26, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m.

Are you sure this was written by Don Bauder? Looks like a Mencken piece to me. In fact it looks more like a Mencken piece than most of Mencken's pieces!


Walter Mencken April 26, 2012 @ 7:59 p.m.

Nonsense. This story makes no mention of Strong Mayor's ability to level outdated stadiums with a single punch, thus clearing the way for shovel-ready construction projects.


Don Bauder April 27, 2012 @ 9:26 a.m.

Shovel-ready construction projects on top of a plume. Not legal, but San Diego's way. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder April 27, 2012 @ 9:23 a.m.

I can personally attest that I wrote this and also wrote the comments after the posts. H.L. Mencken is dead, unfortunately. The Reader's Mencken is alive and well, but did not write this. Best, Don Bauder


Duhbya April 27, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.

At least H.L. gets an honorary mencken.

Here, help yourselves to a courtesy groan.


Don Bauder April 27, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m.

Yes, honorary mencken was well played. Next up: Munchkin. Best, Don Bauder


Don Bauder April 27, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m.

Well, H.L. certainly didn't get a spancken, or a duncken. He has always been one of my favorites. Best, Don Bauder


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