Bill Boyarsky went back to the ethics commission yesterday for the first time since his fellow commissioners didn't elect him president. In fact, nobody seconded his nomination. They didn't let him stay on as vice-president either. He wonders if it was because of his blog for LA Observed or "just his big mouth?"
Like all losing candidates, I tried to analyze my defeat. I didn't have a campaign manager to blame. I was the architect of my loss. Why did it happen? Was it my blogging? Was it my willingness to let my old reporter buddies quote me? Or was it my penchant for being the wild card at meetings, a habit left over from my years in school trying to be the funniest kid in class? Maybe my colleagues shared my junior high school teachers' sour view of my behavior. Oh well, one can stew over a lost election forever. Like Walter Mondale and other lopsided losers, I retreated home to the comfort of my family and got past it.
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