If you're looking to see Zelda in Boston, think again. State Senator Sheila "Jimmy" Kuehl and the rest of the gang of California legislators look like they will be eating their chow-duh out of Sourdough bowls, if at all.
Without a State Budget, members of California's legislature will stay in session and miss the Democratic National Convention in Boston...and they're not happy:
Some senators, instead of packing for Boston, found themselves sitting in a Capitol lounge holding a sing-along to a tape of the top 100 movie songs and eating pizza. The tape was provided by Sen. Sheila Kuehl (D-Santa Monica), a former child actress.
The No. 1 movie song: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."
"It's not quite hobnobbing at parties in Boston," Sen. Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) said. "It's an exciting year for Democrats and a lot of us were looking forward to being there. Instead, we'll be sitting in a lounge having sing-alongs."
Of course, the Legislature could have, like, passed a budget on time, maybe? But they had other priorities...and it's not, like, the lights are going to go out or anything.
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