Dan Chmielewski

The Non-Endorsement Endorsement

Ever notice how Republican initiatives mean the oppositive of what they really are? For example, Leave No Child Behind actually leaves quite a few kids behind.  The Clear Skies Initiative is a gift to pollutors.  And on the Flash Report, the non-endorsement “character reference” endorsement by Jon Flieschman of a Republican candidate for “retiring” Rep.…

Great Park Board Members Fire Back at Shea and Choi

Both the LA Times and the OC Register had stories about yesterday’s Great Park Board meeting yesterday, but neither story does the tone of the meeting much justice.  So here’s a link for you with video: http://irvine.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=19&clip_id=1365.  Just skip ahead to the discussion on the search for the Great Park CEO for Director Bill Kogerman’s 9…

DEMOCPAC to kick off Jan 27

DEMOCPAC, a new political action committee designed to bring Democrats of Orange County together to “raise our voices locally and nationally” will hold its inaugral meeting Sunday Janauary 28 at Lucca Cafe in Irvine. The event at the Quail Hill eatery goes from 3-5PM and features renowned sports agent Leigh Steinberg as a guest speaker. …

BillO’s Bangagong on Obama Bodyguard

HT to Slate for this story.  The O’Reilly Rumble Watching reality television at an Obama rally. By John Dickerson Updated Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, at 3:22 PM ET You know when a celebrity television personality like Bill O’Reilly arrives at a political event because they always have a retinue and because people turn their cameras…

Iowa was a Victory for Democrats

I love the post-caucus spin. Truth be hold, Obama wasn’t the winner last night. Democrats were the winners. More than 200,000 Democrats showed up for the caucuses last night, only 100,000 more than expected. Republicans mustered about 125,000. This from a state George W. Bush carried by a whisker in 2004 ands lost in 2000.…