Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Last May, Rep. Mike Thompson, seated on the far left up by the chalkboard, was in Willits for a few meetings, like this one in the community room of the Willits Library. If I recall correctly, the notes on the chalkboard were to do with forestry issues. Law enforcement reps were there as well, so any number of related issues could have been involved. After Obama secured the Democratic nomination and possible cabinet appointments were starting to be floated, Thompson was apparently shortlisted for Secretary of the Interior. He's a centrist Democrat, and leftist protesters will sometimes picket his field offices over various issues.