Dan Chmielewski

Lies, Arrogance and Christina Shea

My TeamIrvine 8 page color budget-buster mailer arrived today and its worth several posts/  But the first goes to Mayoral candidate Christina Shea, who was mayor from 1996 to 2000; took two years off and was elected to the City Council again in 2002. During her time out of office, Larry Agran and Beth Krom…

Obama Gaining Catholic Votes

This column by Tim Rutten in today’s LA Times is heartening and shows American Catholics are voting for a candidate based on his overall positions on issues instead of one a single and divisive issue. From the column: In fact, nearly one-third of all Pennsylvanians are Catholics, and in recent weeks, McCain’s candidacy has received…

TeamIrvine’s Sour Grapes on Fundraising

When you freqent the right wing blogs as much as I do, a persistent theme emerges on Independent Expenditure committees — or IEs — that they exist to provide a avenue for political free speech.  Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle is a political beneficiary of an IE backed by Disney.  State Rep. Chuck DeVore helps an…