Dan Chmielewski

Sex Scandal Brewing in DC

On Friday, ABC News will air a report on prostitution ring that seems to cater to the power brokers in DC. The madam has stacks of phone records and will be naming names.  While this revelation has already caused one Bush administration official to resign (like Ted Haggert, he only got massages), this story will…

The Right Wing Turns on Greenhut

The predictable “you’re with us or you’re against us” mentality of those on the right wing is rearing its head in the form of backlash against Steve Greenhut.  On Sunday, Greenhut announced his decision to leave today’s GOP borrowing a line from Ronald Reagan on “I didn’t leave the party, the party left me.” Matt…

Greenhut’s Dear John to the GOP

An excellent column by Mr. Greenhut in Sunday’s OC Register.  Steve took issue with my hopeful comment that he will be an equal opportunity basher on both major parties.  And while increasingly, I am seeing more negative columns and Ornage Punch blog postings by him, I think the rest of the editorial page staff needs…

Experts on Partisan Witch Hunts

With the news the Sec. of State Condi Rice may not honor a congressional subpoena which Republicans are decrying as “Partisan Witch Hunts,” Randi Rhode shad an interesting stat to report today: Number of subpoenas issued to the Clinton administration:  1,058 The number issued to the Bush administration: 5. Which party is more likely to…

Greenhut Leaving the GOP

Steve has a post over on Orange Punch; his Sunday column will outline reasons why he’s decided to leave the GOP. What I hope it means is that he’ll be an equal opportunity basher of Republicans too, and not just Democrats.

Hustle and Flow

Last year’s Oscar winning song from “Hustle and Flow” was “It’s Hard Out There to be a Pimp.” And increasingly, its getting harder to be a Republican.  Over at Orange Juice, there’s a lenghtly debate over whether or not convicted drunk driver and former OC County Supervisor Bruce Nestande was a former darling of conservatives…