Westly in Oroville
|The Mercury News' Laura Kurtzman followed Steve Westly around rural northern California last week, and today writes a profile|
of the trip.
Steve Westly began his campaign for governor last week in this tiny Butte County town, a place small enough to cushion his mistakes as he prepares for what promises to be a grueling race.
The highlight of the story was this:
Later, Westly was approached by a man who said he had been convicted years ago of a violent felony and wanted a pardon to buy a gun. Taken aback, Westly promised to consider it. But later, an aide called to say that Westly doesn't think violent felons should be allowed to have weapons.