I’m not sure anyone has complained about Adam Probolsky’s column in the Irvine World News more than I.Â More often than not, it’s pretty harmless.Â And there are those moments when Adam goes after the progressives in the Irvine council majority or liberals in general, forgetting perhaps that Irvine is far more purple than red.
Since Probolsky was quoted in Sean Emery’s OC Register story on the inappropriateness of Irvine Council member Stevem Choi’s partisan attack on House speaker Nancy Pelosi, equating the speaker with Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin, I half expected Adam to chime in with greater detail in his Irvine World News column this week.Â Here’s the story.Â But you can guess, there’s not a peep in it about Choi.
Here’s what Adam said about the protesters:
I don’t think the protesters opposing Pelosi’s idea of nationalized healthcare were being paid by Scan Health Plan. But some of the protesters needed psychological evaluations, like the woman who claimed that the “corporations” planned and executed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 2001. I didn’t feel bad turning my back to her and walking away as she continued to speak her crazy talk.
Protesters like those from Young Americans for Freedom carried signs with a picture of the speaker and “Trade in This Clunker” in big letters.”
That’s it; not a word about Choi beyond the initial comment.Â So much for former council candidate Pat Rodgers suggestion that Adam make if official and become a Democrat.Â Adam could have mentioned that when Beth Krom was mayor, she was gracious in welcoming President George W. Bush to Irvine and did so in a dignified manner that Choi sorely lacked Friday night.Â Like Krom, Adam is Jewish, and could have told readers how offensive he found renderings of the Speaker Photoshopped over an SS officer’s illustration.Â
Missed opportunities to use that voice and that platform the local paper gives him and it’s still a matter of partisanship over priciple. How much does he get paid for each column?
The Mayor’s Cup for AYSO soccer was this past weekend.Â Who won Adam?Â Did you know that Mayor Kang, and Council members Beth Krom and Larry Agran came out for photos with the AYSO soccer teams, but I didn’t see Choi or Christina Shea there at Harvard Park at 9:30 AM for a photo with my daughter’s U-10 team or any of the others that were lined up.Â What’s so partisan about AYSO soccer that the conservative minotority couldn’t be bothered?Â These are things that go on around town.Â Write about this stuff.