Whether all these figures are anti-heroes, or in some cases something else entirely, is an interesting question. As is the question of why anti-heroes are so important in quality television. Short form answer is that they match the times. It's a mostly cynical and sour era, with little faith in institutions or, generally speaking, leaders.
With the California legislature off on a month's vacation beginning with the 4th of July weekend, it's a period in California politics in which several matters are poised awaiting resolution; namely, policy on water, high-speed rail, and space, the state controller's race, and Governor Jerry Brown's future.
I dedicated the last 99 days of my training to a different individual with NF. Through Facebook I highlighted 99 different heroes over the course of 99 days. I shared stories and photos of these kids and their families, along with a link to my donation page. I would also tag the parents so they would share my post with their friends. In the end, I raised more than $13,000 for research.