Diane Harkey Should Consider Herself Warned… The Move to Recall MAY Begin Soon (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Total Buzz is now reporting that the Dana Point City Attorney has NOT approved signature gathering yet for a petition ot recall Diane Harkey. Apparently, the City Attorney is still waiting for the Registrar of Voters to confirm that all the signatures on the request to petiton are valid. I guess we must now wait until Monday for a final decision. 

H/T to Total Buzz for this (and the photo):

Just got a ring from attorney and former Councilman Jim Lacy, who said that the Dana Point city attorney gave him the go-ahead this morning on the petitions to put a measure on the ballot to recall Dana Point Mayor Diane Harkey. Lacy said he’s put an order in to the printer for 15,000 petitions with room for four signatures each and that the recall folks hope to start circulating them by this weekend. They have 120 days from today to gather the approximately 4,600 valid signatures needed to place the measure before voters.

So it looks like it’s FINALLY happening [BUT NOT YET]. The petitions can now go out. The people of Dana Point can finally start to make up their minds. The campaign to recall Diane Harkey as Dana Point Mayor can now may officially begin soon.

So do you need to know more about what’s happening in Dana Point before you can form an opinion on the recall? Well, why don’t you check out our archives of Diane Harkey and the scandals swirling around her? This way, you can decide for yourself what’s going on with the mayor. Also while you’re at it, check out Recall Diane Harkey web site. Compare and contrast what Harkey says about herself to what the recall proponents have to say.

So I guess the real fun now begins. Diane Harkey may complain about “unholy alliances” between the federal government and the Crystal Cathedral, and she may complain about random people out to “get her”, but she will ultimately have a much greater worry to complain about than these small conspiracies. She will now have to worry about whether or not her once “clear path” to Sacramento has now been complicated by a major roadblock at home.

  9 comments for “Diane Harkey Should Consider Herself Warned… The Move to Recall MAY Begin Soon (UPDATED)

  1. August 15, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Hold the boat. Jim Lacy assured me, “This is not spin” when he told me the Dana Point city attorney told him the request to circulate petitions had been approved. So I posted the item on Total Buzz. But I just rang Dana Point City Attorney Patrick Munoz and despite what Lacy told me, Munoz said he’s awaiting written notice from the Registrar of Voters that the signatures on the request to circulate a petition are valid and that he is still verifying technical issues. The city has not issued the required letter saying it’s OK to circulate petitions. It has until Monday to make the determination.

  2. Andrew Davey
    August 15, 2007 at 4:05 pm

    Thanks, Martin, for clarifying that. If you notice now, I’ve updated the story. Thanks for correcting the original story on Buzz.

  3. August 16, 2007 at 7:03 am

    I hear that Matt at Red County has been censoring posts against Harkey.

  4. Andrew Davey
    August 16, 2007 at 7:10 am

    I hear that Matt at Red County has been censoring posts about Harkey.

    And you’re absolutely right about that, Art. For some reason, Matt has been removing comments from some of the Harkey stories at OC Blog. Hmmm, I wonder why he’s doing that…
    Though OTOH, I haven’t seen a Harkey for Assembly ad on OC Blog for a while. I wonder what’s going on over there…

  5. August 16, 2007 at 10:12 am

    This has been discussed at OC Blog, and I personally am not ready to pillory anyone over it. Presumably there have been cheap shots taken in comments regarding both Harkey and Lacy, and possibly some of the other players involved. My position on this kind of thing is well documented — I don’t believe requiring that commenters engage in civil discourse is tantamount to censorship.

  6. sign
    August 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    Matt has NO credibility — we saw it in the Sheriif’s race (Cunningham repeatedly shilled for Carona agains favorite Bill Hunt). Don’t expect any ehtics/integrity/fair play here by Msr. Cunningham. He’s too much of an OC Republican kool-aide drinker looking for a few bones thrown his way in return. It worked for Jon Fleishman, after all, as well as others with much less brain power. Once OC goes Dem, and this entitlement group is jailed/and/or thrown out where they belong (oops — silly me — with the sheriff and the DA in on the sqeeze, having been bought and paid for, courtesy of the Republican do-gooder doners — hence, no ethics enforcement in this county once DA Capizzi was run out by Scott Baugh — remember the ‘homosexual’ bust at Baugh’s home in the late ’80s by Capizzi law enforcement??) This ‘entitlement-and-power-at-all-costs-only-the-annointed-need-apply-and-by-the-way-we-have-no-room-for-anyone-who-shows-integrity’ crowd is here to stay until all the bums are kicked out by the voters of OC. In the meantime, dopes like Cunningham continue with their censorship — Russia, or Iran, anyone??- doing their KGB-esque part to redact legitimate criticism and engage in revisionist history.

  7. August 22, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    I hear that Matt at Red County has been censoring posts against Harkey.

    Anytime Art begins with the words, “I hear that…” you can be 99% sure he’s wrong.

    And this is no exception. I think I explained this already on O-J, but since Art’s in chisme mode, I’ll address it again here.

    I deleted a thread — both anti-Harkey and pro-Harkey comments — that had degenerated into a back-and-forth of personal attacks and largely unsubstantiated accusations.

    And I did close the thread for a day.

    And after some e-mailing with a couple of Harkey recall folks, I opened it up again.

    Anyone who reads the comments can see for themevles there are plenty of anti-Harkey comments. I’m not censoring them.

    But fact-checking would be out-of-character for you, Art.

    Instead of saying “I heard that…” it would be more accurate for you to say “I’m going to say this because I really want to believe this is true..”

  8. August 22, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    And you’re absolutely right about that, Art. For some reason, Matt has been removing comments from some of the Harkey stories at OC Blog.

    Andrew, see above.

    You have got to be one of the most credulous bloggers around. You’ll believe just about anything someone tells you if it confirms your prejudices.

  9. August 22, 2007 at 8:05 pm


    You are obviously a nut.

    Come back when you rejoin reality.

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