What's his name?
|Peter Hecht in the Sac Beelistened in to Phil Angelides appearance on the Al Franken show yesterday and has this little gem:|
When Franken asked Angelides if he had competition in the Democratic primary, Angelides failed to mention his opponent, state Controller Steve Westly. Instead, he spoke intensely of "the big choice in California," asking: "Do we want to keep retreating from the assaults from the right or do we want to stand as progressives and Democrats and say, 'Enough is enough.' "
That wasn't quite enough for Franken.
"Let me ask you this," Franken said. "Does your opponent in the Democratic primary have a name?"
"Yes," Angelides responded, still refusing to serve it up. "He also has a checkbook. He's written $22 million in checks. He has a checkbook as big as Schwarzenegger's ego."
Though Angelides couldn't bring himself to say "Westly" out loud, Franken said he hopes to invite the Democratic gubernatorial rival to be a guest on his show, although a Westly spokesman said no appearance is confirmed for this week.