On Friday, we wrote about the posting of a job opening for a Senior Legislative Assistant at County of Orange. Our sources had informed us that the position had been specifically opened up to provide retired Supervisor Bill Campbell’s Chief of Staff Laura Cunningham with a place to land. We regret to inform you that our source may have been wrong, at least as of today.
We got a testy email last night from political consultant/blogger Matt Cunningham, Laura Cunningham’s husband, outraged that we would print such an insinuation about his wife, and post her picture, without calling her first. Matt wrote:
“Laura hasn’t even applied for that job and has no intention of doing so! You guys should be better than this.”
Okay Matt, we’ll give you that one, we should be better than that. In the rush to get the story up, which was meant to call attention to the rush to fill an apparently unnecessary job in the CEO’s office, we failed to give Laura a call. We were confident in the veracity of our source related to your wife and the position, and made the judgment that getting the story out was more important than getting a response from her.
We are checking with our sources to see how they could have been so wrong. But sometimes we may just get it wrong.