After I reported in The Star on Saturday about Supervisor Peter Foy's attendance at the state Republican Party convention designed to promote his possible run for the GOP nomination for governor, the Sacramento Bee picked up the news and posted its own story on its Capitol Alert online news site.
That, in turn, generatated an e-mail blast today to reporters and political insiders in Sacramento from "DraftPeterFoy@gmail.com." The anonymous sender notes that when Foy spoke "300 conservatives crowded in a room to hear a conservative."
This is the stuff from which grassroots movements begin: one news story, generating another news story, generating e-mail blasts.
Now, if we just had some assurance that the person using the e-mail name draftpeterfoy is someone other than Peter Foy...