It is not very often that you see a member of the Green Party partner with a member of a far-right party like the American Independent Party in government. However, that is just what happened at a meeting of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. A couple of days ago former Congressman and Green Party Supervisor Dan Hamburg joined with American Independent Party member and Supervisor John Pinches in opposition to a vote concerning involving federal intelligence agencies and monitoring of growth of marijuana illegally on public lands.
Dan Hamburg is a former Democratic Congressman and former Green candidate for Governor of California. John Pinches is a heretofore unknown member of the American Independent Party, but is serving as a Supervisor for Mendocino County until 2015.