Dear Attorney General Lockyer,
Thank you very much for your letter dated May 31, 2005 and for your interest in my endorsement and support.
Unfortunately, at this time, I am unable to offer either.
In fact, unless you're the nominee, I won't be voting for you. Furthernore, you really shouldn't be running for State Treasurer. There are others who haven't yet had the chance to serve statewide who were well suited for the job. Sadly, they have no been chased away.
Despite your italicized, "PS" listed endorsements from impressive Congressional and State officials, I just can't back you this time. Even leaving aside your impolitic comments after the 2003 recall election, your jockying, swapping, and general indecision over which office you'd pursue (a sin committed by most of our up-ticket candidates, true) make me doubt your committment to the Office of State Treasurer.
Thank you again for your service.