"Someone wiser than Ron Dellums once said, 'Democracy is a messy business,' " Dellums [the new Oakland mayor] said, instantly stilling the room of 1,900 gathered at the Paramount Theatre. "But it's all we have. We have to deal with each other with respect and dignity. Whether you agree or disagree with our distinguished colleagues, let's be respectful. We must signal to our children that if we're asking them to solve problems short of madness and insanity and war, we must do likewise."
Amazing coming from a Bay Area Politician.