Dan Chmielewski

Rape Shield Laws and the Duke Case

PowderBlueReport carried a post from Lee Lemke on the Duke Rape Case and how the Duke Lacrosse players had been found innocent (go to the site and scroll down).  I viewed this result as the criminal justice system working.  These boys engaged in some not-so-angelic behavior (drinking to excess, I’m sure some underage drinking, leading…

Foreign Policy

I’m in New York City this week for a working vacation.  I have a client at a trade show, but my college alma mater is honoring my wife and I as “alumni” of the year in a ceremony over the weekend, so we flew the whole family to the Big Apple.  While I worked on…

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Despite being warned away from the Flash Report, a post shout out on Gavin Newsom made me swing that way. Jon Fleischman takes great delight in a photo of the Mayor biting on a TV reporters Mike; of course, Jon and Drudge think Newsome is simulating oral sex (what is it with Republicans and this…

“…And may their first child, be a manly child.”

Vice President Dick Cheney has announced that his daughter Mary Cheney wll give birth to a boy.  I am happy for Mary and her partner Heather Poe, a couple who have been together for about 15 years.  I’m sure they will be fantastic, loving parents. The vice president is delighted about the arrival of his…

Mitt Romney Channels Richard Nixon

GOP Presidential hopeful and hall of fame flip-flopper Mitt Romney has a secret plan to end the War in Iraq.  How Nixonian……. Those old time OCers will remember Nixon’s “secret plan” to end the Vietnam war when he ran for the 1968 presidential election.  Hugh Hewitt, the OC man with ties to both Nixon and…

Dr. No’s Platform

 I have been dissecting Irvine Councilman Steven Choi’s press release and positioning statement for his candidacy for state assembly.  This jumped out at me:  I am running for the Assembly so I can introduce a fresh perspectives to Sacramento, help control State spending, represent local interests and stimulate international trade, particularly with Pacific Rim countries…

Choi Declares for Assembly

HT to the Total Buzz blog, but Irvine Councilman Stephan Choi (Dr. No) has declared for the assembly seat in AD-71. I wish the good Dr. well because it gets him off the Irvine City Council where he has consistently placed party politics ahead of city interests.  Case in point, the Chinese sister city issue…