Ex-state Senator John Burton, a master of backroom politics, likely will become the next leader of the state Democratic Party, according to the Chron. Burton is a formidable politician, but it's sort of a strange choice, considering the fact that he's a dinosaur from the pre-Internet era. Twitter? Facebook? Blogging? Too 21st Century. Burton told reporter Carla Marinucci that he doesn't even own a computer. Now that should attract the next generation of young Democrats.