I read today that the Orange County Register has endorsed 4th District Supervisor Candidate Shawn Nelson. I cannot say that I am surprised, and their reasons given flow with their editorial desk’s general anti-public employee stance. But what their endorsement also does is clarify what we’ve always suspected. The political position of the editorial board…
HT to our friends at the Huffington Post but State Rep. Chuck DeVore has already lost his first battle of the month and its not even primary day. DeVore lost a lawsuit for his campaign’s parodies of Don Henley songs to attack Senator Barbara Boxer. Chuck’s claim to fame here – he’s the first political to lose a lawsuit over a song parody. So much for that copy of the pocket Constitution. Perhaps an expanded edition dealing with First Amendment law will fit on Chuck’s iPad.
“Due to the close proximity of Election Day coupled with our independent expenditure efforts it is legally unadvisable to interact or coordinate with the candidate at this time. AOCDS-PAC will conclude its review of all information as well as discuss any concerns with the candidate as soon as practicable following the June 8, 2010 election.”
Teri Sforza over at the OC Register has an interesting follow up to the OC Watchdog Report on City manager compensation. While I am not particularly happy with the way some government administrators handle things, I can sympathize wtih these managers on the frustration such jobs bring. That is probably why these folks get paid as well as they do.
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to interview Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. So, I was given an hour with our Sheriff. We covered several topics. The hot button item of Concealed Weapons Permits (CCW) was one. I guess it’s inevitable, given the drama around her decision to review who had been given them.
Over at Politico, Alex Isenstadt is reporting that Accountant Phil Liberatore has poured nearly half a million dollars into a GOP primary challenge to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Calif.), who has found himself on the end of a wave of attacks from the self-funder over his support for the TARP bailout… â€œPhil is spending a lot…
Here are my recommendations for some of the contested races on Tuesday’s ballot in Orange County. Sheriff-Coroner – For me, Sandra Hutchens should be elected as Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.