first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – Rivals Steve Westly and Phil Angelides may be in a fight to the finish as they seek the Democratic nomination for governor, but the primary election’s date – 06/06/06 – hasn’t stopped political observers from indulging devilish senses of humor. “Ah, 666,” said Democratic political strategist Darrell Sragow said. “I guess this just confirms some people’s suspicion that politics is going to hell. My own reaction? This settles it. I’m voting by mail.” The infamous Mark of the Beast is 666, ominous numbers associated with Satan and the Armageddon prophecy, in Revelations 13:18. Republican consultant Dan Schnur isn’t worried about the primary’s doomsday date, though, since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has no opposition in his own party in his bid for re-election. “I take this very seriously,” said the deadpan Schnur. “I predict the Democratic nominee for governor will be cursed with an overwhelming defeat in November. It will be revealed in due time that the Democratic nominee is in fact the spawn of Satan. And it’s awfully hard to elect the spawn of Satan, even for the Democrats.” Besides the election, June 6, 2006, may be remembered in California as the day homegrown metal band Slayer declared as the National Day of Slayer and Hollywood released a remake of “The Omen,” the horror classic that has the Antichrist returning in a child with a 666 mark on his scalp.last_img