The San Jose paper reports:
Alameda County Supervisor Nadia Lockyer, wife of California Treasurer Bill Lockyer, said Tuesday that she's in rehabilitation for a substance-abuse problem after an extramarital affair culminated in a beating by her ex-lover.She was executive director of the Alameda County Family Justice Center, which describes itself as a "one-stop center for families experiencing domestic violence." It helps women file for temporary restraining orders, even if it means kicking the husband out of the house. She got the job with the influence of her husband, Bill Lockyer, who was the Democrat California attorney general at the time.
The announcement marked a sharp turn in the career of a woman who at 40 had been seen as a rising star in California politics. The scandal is also an ugly footnote on her husband's nearly four-decade-long career, which made him one of California's most influential politicians.
Meanwhile, the SF paper reports:
After repeatedly denouncing the misdemeanor domestic violence charges against her husband in public and refusing to talk to investigators, San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's wife now intends to testify at his upcoming trial, her attorney says.I take no pleasure in the misery of others, but these are all prominent liberal Democrats who have used their power and influence for many years to promote the sort of laws and policies that I complain about on this blog. Wisdom comes from experience. Let's hope that they learn something in the process.