We got an indication that Republican Mayoral candidate Steven Choi would not be attending tonight’s Mayor debate at City Hall in a comment on this blog, but citing Republican pollster Adam Probolsky’s “ability to be an impartial moderator” Choi has said “no” to tonight’s debate.
This strikes me as among the more absurd things Dr. No has ever done. No one would ever accuse Mr. Probolsky of being anything but a partisan conservative and, at one time, was a city commissioner for Choi. The Choi campaign issued this news release, but not to us. Probolsky tweets: “Here is the Steven Choi press release–he didn’t have a problem with me when I dropped off the checks for his campaign.”
Perhaps Dr. Choi would be more comfortable if Scott Baugh was the moderator. Or Frank Mickadeit. Or Chuck DeVore. But this is yet another example of the onion-think skin Dr. Choi has for being a candidate for mayor. One wonders how brittle and bitter he’d bet at actual criticism of his policies. Dr. Choi has added a “fact check” link on his campaign website in which he criticizes his opponent, Larry Agran, writing, “One must question Larry Agran’s integrity when he deliberately lies to promote his own campaign.” ”Larry Agran’s true motivation was to create a political fundraising vehicle, which is exactly what he is doing with the “Irvine Voter Guide LLC”. Take a look at it: in four pages, there is just one line to support our schools. This is morally wrong.”
Allow me to question Choi’s integrity for registering his family of four to a one bedroom condo in Woodbridge will state of the art metal folding chairs as furniture in order to run for state assembly in 2010 while never leaving his posh Woodbury home. Allow me to point out Dr. Choi smiled and posed with people who placed a Photoshopped image of Speaker Pelosi as Stalin and a Nazi SS officer as “morally wrong.”
Dr. No is the last person in Irvine to chide anyone for integrity or morals. Perhaps the Irvine Chick-Fil-A’s have a Choi special. It’s a chicken wing and horse’s ass special.