Well, after bashing him a few hours ago, I have to hand it to Mike Villines, if nothing else for having the stones to pull off such an incredible ploy.
Basically, it all adds up to "You will give me everything I want, and even then I may give you nothing." Michael Corleone himself could not have done better.
If the response of Darrell Steinberg and Karen Bass is anything but "take a hike," then they deserve the scorn that I will heap upon them. I mean, come on - you've got near super-majorities in both houses, in the bluest of blue states, and you would let the Republican leader push you around as if he were the reincarnation of Everett Dirksen?
It's enough to piss off the good humor man.