Dan Chmielewski

Attribution Matters

You have to love the hit pieces from both sides of the Irvine city council race. There is one clear difference. Attribution. There is a right way and a wrong way to use attribution. In 2004, the Irvine First team published a notorious flier that resembled the Irvine World News and called it the Irvine…

Sugarcoating an Exit Poll

Mitch Goldstone had a letter to the Editor in the Irvine World News yesterday and right wing blogger G. Allan Bartlett picked up the item. The Goldstone letter referred to an exit poll from a recent Irvine Chamber candidates forum that showed that Irvine Chamber members supported John Duong for Mayor with a 60-38 percent…

Choice for Governor This Year: Democrat or Democrat

Jon Fleischman had a post on the FlashReport.org not long ago, blasting Phil Angelides as a terrible candidate; Fleischman called Phil “Bozo the Clown” and ran a cute photo of Bozo too. And Jon is right about one thing; Phil has not been a great candidate (I voted for Westley in the primary). But I…

Fear & Smear That is Prop 90

Team Irvine (Duong, Shea and Mavity, plus support from State Ass. Chuck DeVore and US Rep. John Campbell have a mailer out (from the Offical Non-Partisan Voter Guide, which is another great example of false advertising) that significantly distorts the Prop 90 initiative as a property rights initiative. The mailer falsely claims that voters will…

Mailer Battle in Irvine; the Truth vs Innuendo

Got another Prop 90 mailer today that tells me if I don’t vote for Team Irvine, then Larry Agran and Beth Krom will bulldoze my house. Of course, it’s nowhere near the truth. Then I got a letter and mailer from Larry Agran that has the one thing I look for in all campaign mailers…

How Low Can You Go?

Approval of Republicans at Record Low Reuters WASHINGTON (Oct. 19) – With congressional elections less than three weeks away, the Republican party’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, with approval of the Republican-led Congress at its lowest point in 14 years, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.Forty-seven percent of…