Dan Chmielewski

A Scandal-Driven Presidency

I note digs against John Edwards’ $400 haircuts or Al Gore’s carbon offsets from my friendson the Right all the time.  One o my more conservative pals recently told me, with a straight face, that the TravelGate scandal of the Clinton administration was far worse than the firing of US attornies for failing a political…

HRC Lives!

HT to our friend Matt over at OC Blog; but the Board of Supes voted to keep the HRC alive. See Matt’s “cry in your beer” post here. $300K to help fund a successful government run agency is a small price to pay considering the millions the Republicans didn’t mind spending for the recall election…

California GOP COO quits..before he can be fired

So who in the California GOP is going to take some responsibility for this disaster? If the California GOP wants to know why its in the minority in this state, its because of stuff like this. Here’s the story from today’s Chron….Michael Kamburowski, an Australian immigrant who served as the California Republican Party’s chief operating…

Bill Clinton plays to a full house in Newport

  Former President Bill Clinton came to Newport Coast yesterday to speak at a fundraiser for his wife Hillary’s campaign.  The speech was a combination “what America needs to do to right the ship” and “why Hillary is the best candidate to be president.”  The crowd was very enthusiastic and the questions from the audience…

Visa Problems for Calif. GOP COO Prompt Lawsuit

In the midst of Republicans patting themselves on the back for hiring an immigrant from Australian as their new COO (as Jay Leno would say “for a job AMERICANS won’t do) comes this story from the SF Chronicle. Turns out, Michael Kamburowski, was ordered deported in 2001.  See the story below if you want want…

What Alexa says

www.alexa.com is an Internet traffic tool site that tracks how popular certain websites are. While there have been a lot of blog rankings published lately, I decided to go to Alexa to see how we’re doing against our OC competition.  Enter the URL and click on traffic rankings. Total Buzz is the champ coming in…

The Edwards Family is Coming to Irvine

An Update: Elizabeth Edwards is breaking new ground. She will be a featured speaker at a Gay Pride event in San Francisco Sunday. This marks the first time a major presidential campaign has participated in a high level Gay Pride event. Got an email from Irvine Mayor Beth Krom about the appearance of Senator John…