OT: I never thought I'd post here again, but...
I had to share this "from left field" mention of Joe Trippi with any old-timers that may still reads this board:
On Friday, the Recall Judge Aaron Persky campaign said media consultant Joe Trippi, campaign strategist John Shallman and pollster Paul Maslin would help secure the signatures and votes required to remove the Santa Clara County jurist from the bench next year. Trippi has worked for a number of Democratic presidential candidates, and Maslin's clients include Gov. Jerry Brown and members of Congress. Shallman has worked for the president of the California Senate, who spearheaded passage of a law requiring colleges and universities to apply a "yes means yes" standard in sexual misconduct cases.