Dan Chmielewski

The Surge from a Soldier’s View

This ran in Sunday’s New York Times.  August 19, 2007 Op-Ed Contributors The War as We Saw It By BUDDHIKA JAYAMAHA, WESLEY D. SMITH, JEREMY ROEBUCK, OMAR MORA, EDWARD SANDMEIER, YANCE T. GRAY and JEREMY A. MURPHY Baghdad  VIEWED from Iraq at the tail end of a 15-month deployment, the political debate in Washington is…

The Fourth Branch

Saw this as part of my morning read. It’s from The Hill.com: White House lets Leahy’s deadline pass By Elana Schor August 20, 2007 Vice President Dick Cheney’s office on Monday responded separately from the White House to a Senate subpoena for documents on warrantless wiretapping and resurrected the controversial contention that Cheney is not…

It’s a Nice Day for a White (House) Wedding

Jenna Bush is engaged!  So we could have the first White House wedding since the Nixon administration. WASHINGTON (CNN) — President and Laura Bush’s daughter, Jenna, is engaged to be married, the White House announced Thursday. Jenna Bush, 25, is marrying Henry Hager, 28, a former White House aide who used to work with Karl…

Hillary is Top Choice of California Democrats

I still think Hillary is not only the most electable candidate out there but the one with the skill set to clean up the mess left by the Bush Administration.  This poll agrees with me.  Clinton top pick of state Dems LEAD OVER OBAMA GROWS, POLL SHOWS Article Launched: 08/17/2007 06:08:05 AM PDT Sen. Hillary…

Jilted?

Like a car wreck on the freeway, I can’t help myself when it comes to reading these sort of posts on the Flash Report. What comes across is Jon Fleischman’s sense of betrayal that Arnold mislead him and other conservatives.  And how Jon believed in Arnold.  Jon sounds like a jilted woman talking about her…

He’s about a year too early; and other Irvine musings

Sukhee Kang, Irvine City Council member, has been an extraonrdinarly effective public servant since his election to the City Council in 2004.  The Total Buzz is reporting that Kang has filed papers to announce his intention to run for Mayor in 2008.  We are about 10 months off the last election cycle and Beth Krom…