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An Example to Local Electeds

Hearing how few electeds show up made me think, all too often we see local Councilmembers or School Boardmembers who lose sight of just what they were elected to do. They start to think certain events are beneath them, or others are meant for them to go and take a quick photo and leave. To those who have developed that mindset, I would like to turn your attention to an example to follow when it comes to being a local elected.

Santa Sanchez

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has followed through on her promise to donate the money she saved by not sending out her annual Christmas Card by mail to local charities. Sanchez solicited applications from local non -profit groups and and set up an independent committee to pick from those who applied.

John Campbell’s War on Christmas and Speaking to Power

Seems a group of UCI students called to schedule and got an appointment at Campbell’s District office in Newport Beach to express their opinions regarding specific legislation before the Congress. Unfortunately, they were met by Irvine Company security guards who prevented them from gaining access to the Congressman’s office suite which is located in an office building owned by the Irvine Company.

Politicians Behaving Badly OR Remember the Time

Yup, THE MELTDOWN. Who Could forget. People ran outside to call other politicos on their cell phones just to gossip about the incident. When a certain elected official, who probably was stressed out, went overboard and yelled at a nice woman who was just trying to walk to the restroom. You can click on the link or read below the stuff of political lore.

Sue Perez Drops Out

Hat Tip to Matt Cunningham at Red County for his report that Sue Perez has decided not to challenge State Senator Lou Correa.  The story says Perez may have some baggage that could be damaging in mail pieces against her, but her biggest issue is that she doesn’t live in the district.  Matt seems convinced…

Last Drinking Liberally of 2009

This year has just flown by. Tonight, Thursday December17th, is the final Drinking Liberally event at Memphis in Santa Ana for 2009. So come join your fellow liberals to raise a glass of cheer to 2009. We’ll be at Memphis at the Santora from 8;30 pm till midnight. 201 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, in the…