This morning, I read the articles and the usual blather on the Chronicle blogs. I read all of the candidates reactions, and the reactions of County Officials.
And then I realized, that Rosenthal's resignation yesterday doesn't really change all that much.
So, for the record, the following 10 things remain unchanged by Chuck's departure:
1. Alan Bernstein still isn't running the yarmulke story in the Chronicle.
2. Lloyd Kelley is still a pompous jackass who is pretending to care about his clients when, in fact, he is just trying to usher Clarence Bradford into office. (NOTE: I really liked what attorney John O'Neill said in the Chronicle: "We believe Lloyd Kelley is simply trying to take over public offices that he and his party could never win in a free election." )
3. The usual batch of moronic posts on the Chronicle website will never stop.
4. Pat Lykos still thinks dropping meaningless phrases like "the rule of law" will somehow make her seem qualified to hold the job of DA.
5. Doug Perry is still wearing his trademark hat.
6. Clarence Bradford is still remaining quiet as the Republican candidates attack each other.
7. Jim Leitner still doesn't have the name familiarity that he needs to win the nomination.
8. Kelly Siegler's detractors will still try to link her to the mythical "inner-circle" of Chuck Rosenthal, even though his prescription pain killer revelation seems to indicate he was listening to no one.
9. Kelly Siegler still has the most skill and experience to run the Office (yeah yeah yeah, I'm biased).
10. Crimes are still being committed. Prosecutors are still prosecuting the Defendants. Defense attorneys still defend them. Life goes on.
Looks like the only real difference is that Chuck is now remaining silent on the issue from the comfort of his own home, rather than on the 6th Floor of the CJC.