Exhibit A is a Pro-Measure 90 Mailer from the Official Non-Partisan Voter Guide of California (non-partisan= lie #1, it’s partisan Republican).
I am always amazed how every Irvine election has to do with Larry Agran even if he’s not on the ballot. Since Larry got the most votes of any council candidate last time around, you would think these people would have learned.
Lie #2: “For more than 20 years, Irvine politician Larry Agran has been trying to foce his vision of a high density, rent-subsidized (that’s a code word for not affluent/Dan) Irvine on half a million people down the throats of the citizens of Irvine.” (Irvine has 180,000 people; the city’s original master plan called for an eventual population of up to a half-million but then city councilor and current city council candidate Mary Ann Gaido (and others) successfully pushed forward a slow growth initiative. Irvine might hit 250,000 sometime in the next 15 years, but a half million is not believable.).
Lie #3: the claim that Agran, Krom and Kang want to place tens of thousands of low income rental units (there’s those words again) at the Great Park in the former El Toro airbase (guess these guys missed the guided tour of the Great Park last weekend ..I’m sure Lennar will be very surprised at this plan).
Lie #4: Agran, Krom, Kang and Gadio…. oppose Proposition 90 becuase it will stop them from bulldozing your home or business to remake Irvine into their bold vision of a high density high rise utopia serviced by government run trains and buses. C’mon Team Irvine, you can’t honestly say that with a straight face. This is simply a fantasy on the part of the people who put this flier together. It’s also evidence that all this ticket has to sell is FEAR. Can the Republicans honestly run on anything but FEAR? And once the make you afraid of it, then they point of finger of blame. The idea of Larry in a hard hat makes me giggle.
Lie #5: In their (Agran et al) vision of Irvine, you won’t be able to find a place to park. You’ll have to take the bus or ride your bike (what, no horses?/Dan). And you may not even be able to keep your house.
Team Irvine, have you no decency? Have you no shame? Is your quest for power so great that you will say anything to win? This flier convicts you.
Rep. John Campbell and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore are featured on the piece as well. Its says “Campbell is working in Washington for limited government, less spending and lower taxes (too bad spending is out of control and government is larger than it’s ever been and tax cuts were achieved without his help..is that 3 strikes or just 2?).
I generally respect Chuck even though we disagree politically (our kids are in the same grade at Northwood High School) but even he has to be embarrassed by this flier.
Note to Allan: buy a new scanner