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Regent Confirmation Must Look Beyond Unpopular Political Beliefs

UC Regent David Crane has quite the track record. He served as a special economic advisor to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He donated large sums of money to aid Republican Tom Campbell’s attempt to snatch Barbara Boxer’s senate seat and even helped fund San Francisco’s Measure B — a bill that attempted to curb the pension and health benefits of city employees. Crane’s Feb. 27 op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle sparked controversy when he openly expressed his anti-union and pro-collective bargaining political stance. In short, he’s a liberal’s nightmare. ...