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Gary Miller is “not getting the sense”

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… “Phil is spending a lot…

Choi throws pro-education Irvine parents under the bus

One of the interesting side stories in the side show “I know you are but what am I” battles between Irvine council member and AD-70 GOP candidate Steven Choi and Tustin Mayor and AD-70 candidate Jerry Amante is the news that Choi has thrown Irvine’s pro-education parents under the bus as he pursues political power…

Shawn Nelson: 8-25-09 “Sue my city please.”

In August 2009 Shawn Nelson tells the Board of Supervisors that they have the obligation to sue the City of Fullerton to block the redevelopment expansion and not accept the payoff that the city has offered. Now there is nothing wrong with a member of a city council disagreeing with the majority vote of his council. It is however wrong for any elected official to encourage another government entity to sue the one he represents as a member of the City Council.

More Mail on Nelson from OCEA

This is the latest mailer from OCEA, again targeting Nelson’s efforts to hide the solicitations his firms made for criminal defendants, namely accused sex offenders. The mailer highlights the position of the victim rights organization Crime Victims United of California. A few days ago Red County publisher Chip Hanlon tried to paint this organization as…

The Sky is Falling on Shawn Nelson

Funny how in an April 14, 2010 OC Register article Nelson claims he has “nothing to do with managing the Sky Lounge,” but two days earlier pleged to pay the back rent. It seems that Shawn Nelson either has selective memory, or he simply is incapable of telling the truth.