Dan Chmielewski

Irvine Republicans Throw Probolsky Under the Bus

In a letter to the Irvine World News/OC Post today, defeated council candidate Patrick Rodgers said that Irvine Council member Steve Choi was “kind” in his comments about departed Commissioner Adam Probolsky. Rodgers wrote: “a substantial number of Irvine Republicans..saw (Probolsky) as one who did not represent the philosophy of the council member who appointed…

Barack Obama is Time’s Person of the Year

To to surprise of no one, Time Magazine has named Barack Obama its “Person of the Year.” Here’s a link to the story.  From Time’s managing editor on the seelction of Obama: “David Von Drehle’s masterly story on our Person of the Year not only sketches out what’s on Obama’s mind but also reveals new…

Boxer isn’t taking anything for granted

I attended a fundraiser for Senator Barbara Boxer Saturday night in Los Angeles.  She gave a short speech to those in attendance and took some questions.  I’m struck by what she told the crowd her stated positions were and how these positions have been misrepresented in postings on Red County and Blog DeVore. Let’s take…

Goodbye Larry Elder

And don’t let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.  Larry Elder’s last show airs on KABC today and see the announcement about it here. Larry Elder is one of President Bush’s strongest advocates and a proud member of the 28 percent club.  There’s never a criticism of the president who…

The Last Undecided Senate Seat

It was 12 degrees this morning in St. Paul, but the Al Frankn/Norm Coleman senate race remains hotly contested. The Republicans denounced this YouTube video released by the Franken campaign.  Take a peak. [youtube]YBOad11LueE[/youtube]

Newsweek Makes the Religious Case for Gay Marriage

Newsweek Magazine’s cover story this week makes the religious case for gay marriage. And its a fascinating read that frankly should have come out before election day. Some excerpts below: Let’s try for a minute to take the religious conservatives at their word and define marriage as the Bible does. Shall we look to Abraham,…

Choi cleans house

As they prepare for tonight’s swearing in ceremonies, the grapevine has tipped us off that Irvine council member Steven Choi has replaced all his city commission appointees and has parted ways with pollster Adam Probolsky. The skinny has to do with the OC GOP’s decision to protect Choi’s candidacy by running a hit piece on…