Blogging Hissyfit? Physician, Heal Thyself

While a number of bloggers and MSM reporters are gnashing teeth and tapping keyboards in response to the appointment of acting sheriff Jack Anderson, the lone wolf in defense of the appointment is Red County’s Matt Cunningham with a twoparter on the collective “hissyfit” of other media outlet’s reaction to the appointment.

Criticism of Anderson’s appointment is legitimate; Anderson is someone Carona wants in the chair and he has designs on running for the seat himself in 2010.  Guilt by association?  Yes it is and the Right has long painted associates of Liberals and Progressives as being of the same ilk as a target.  Just look at how unfairly Beth Krom or Sukhee Kang are labeled by the OC Conservative Right as being underlings of Larry Agran when anyone who knows them knows that this isn’t case. 

Maybe Anderson isn’t another Carona, but could we have gone with a different color instead of another shade of beige.  Someone not tied in with Carona or the GOP, but someone with honest to God good management skills, a vision for what the OCSD should be and the ability to make that all happen.

So Matt responded to an OC blogsphere hissyfit by throwinig one of his own.  Tough to be a Republican in 2008 no matter how Red your County was.


I frankly wouldn’t trust a member of the OC GOP to tell me the time right now

  11 comments for “Blogging Hissyfit? Physician, Heal Thyself

  1. January 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm


    Don’t forget about Thomas Gordon over at the OJ. According to him we need to attend more “community meetings” before we have the right to criticize the Anderson appointment.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    January 16, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Is this the same Thomas Gordon who suggested anyone who criticized Bush and the War in Iraq should be tried with treason

  3. January 16, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    For the 3 1/2 people who care, my own personal hissage follows:

    I don’t think there’s any particular problem with Jack Anderson serving as Interim Sheriff. Someone has to do it. However, I will be extremely unhappy if he is appointed Sheriff by the Supervisors.

    Few people would disagree that Mike Carona made a goodly number of bad decisions in his choices of associates (Jaramillo, Haidl). I’m certain many fine people are friends of Mike Carona, but unfortunately anyone closely associated with him is now tainted.

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department needs fresh leadership, and it needs someone without any significant connection to Carona.

    Jack Anderson may be a wonderful person, a good officer, and a talented leader. However, the fact that he was hand-picked by Mike Carona has blemished him. If he wants to be Sheriff he should have refused when Carona appointed him as successor. He must not be given the permanent position by our Supervisors.

  4. January 16, 2008 at 5:31 pm


    I’m beginning to think the only debating arrow in your quiver is to say “Well, so-and-so (usually a conservative or Rep) does it too!”, as if that is any justification.

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    January 16, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    Nah, I have red herrings and strawmen too.

  6. Thomas.Anthony.Gordon
    January 16, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    that is not exactly what I said, but no one expects the truth from you.

  7. Anonymous
    January 16, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Sean, there is no need to attack Thomas.

  8. Papi Alcalde
    January 16, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Thank you for attacking Thomas and not me.

  9. January 16, 2008 at 9:38 pm


    Nobody attacked Thomas. Please stop with the “Orange Juice” style spin tactics.

  10. January 16, 2008 at 9:43 pm


    Please cite one lie that I have told. You must have me mistaken for someone else that blogs over at the Orange Juice where the distain for the truth is commonplace.

  11. Papi Alcalde
    January 17, 2008 at 12:09 am

    This is bueno! Please keep attacking each other so that you can distract people from seeing me do nothing.

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