Monthly Archives: May 2007

Same song, different tune

Matt Cunningham posted a skewed story over at The OC Blog and The Flash Report about Loretta Sanchez. Cunningham says that Sanchez “put the kibosh” on a fundraiser that was supposed to be held in Orange County by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to benefit the Democratic Party of Orange County. From Cunningham’s post: … Rep.…

Scary Neocons

This opinion piece ran in today’s Wall Street Journal.   A call to Bomb Iran.  

Denial on Doolitte

I must say I admire Flash Report publisher Jon Fleischman for his loyalty and consistency.  With most of the reality-based community expecting Congressman John Doolittle to be brought down by his strong connections to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Jon continues to show his admiration to the Congressman and his wife on the bits and bytes of…

A bubbling cauldron at UCI?

Special Commentary from Andrew Davey at Calitics Last night, UCI Chancellor Michael Drake met with Jewish students to discuss the recent unrest on campus. Here’s what The OC Register has to say about it: UC Irvine Chancellor Michael V. Drake told several hundred concerned Jewish community members Wednesday night to join in on discussions and…

Step up for Brandt

Again, this isn’t directly related to OC Politics, but I feel like Brandt is one of us…so here it is. It looks like Jim Brandt is serious about the 54th State Assembly District. It’s been a Democratic seat since 1998. Betty Karnette terms out in 08. I just received this email: We’re launching the ground…

Fred Thompson Jumping In

The Washington Post is reporting today that former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson has formed an exploratory committee to run for president.  Thompson all but announced at a recent appearance in OC at a Lincoln Club dinner. While Thompson isn’t the preferred former Tennessee senator in the race, it will be fun to watch social conservatives…

DeYoung in the 73rd?

More and more people are talking about Cassie DeYoung making a run for the 73rd State Assembly District seat next year. Matt Cunningham at the OC Blog just wrote a ditty about the rumors. Personally, I’d love to see DeYoung run. Her last campaign was so fun for us liberals to watch: 2 south-county conservatives…