Flying home from Sacramento yesterday I was seated next to State Senator (and soon to be Assemblywoman) Betty Karnette. Tuesday was a good day for Karnette -- she won her race for the State Assembly in a tight contest against a former Republican legislator. I guess I expected her to be tired and relieved her campaign was over. But she was as peppy as ever and actually seemed disappointed the campaign had come to an end. She's clearly a natural.
Karnette pointed out that Assemblyman-elect Mike Gordon was seated across the isle from us. (There must have been a freshmen orientation in Sacramento.) Gordon, the former Mayor of El Segundo, is one of the lead critics of the expansion of LAX. I didn't have a chance to ask him if he's against the plans for LAX shouldn't he stop flying into it?