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A GOP Primary for CD-48?

Trusted tipsters are emailing me that State Senator Mimi Walters is gauging interest in challenging for the Republican nomination for CD-48, Rep. John Campbell’s seat.  I ignored the first three emails, but when the eighth email (from different tipsters)came in this morning, I contacted the Senator’s office and got a firm denial.  “The rumor is…

Editing Jon Fleischman

FlashReport publisher Jon Fleischman has moments when he reminds me of a school yard bully.  The kind of person who watches a kid trip, spill his backpack and then steps all over his homework to make his buddies laugh rather than help the kid up.  Fleischman has a post on the FlashReport going after Gray…

Time Magazine: GOP is an endangered species

Looks like Register publisher Terry Horne may have to drop his subscription to Time Magazine after all. This week’s cover story is a must read, and certainly one to be refutted by the right wingers here in OC.  Here’s a quick taste: Polls suggest that only one-fourth of the electorate considers itself Republican, that independents…

The Meet The Publisher Meeting at Grand Ave

Earlier today, I (and several stealthyliberal pals) made our way to the Register’s offices at Grand Ave. for a “Meet the Publisher” lunch with Register publisher Terry Horne.  I estimate the crowd at about 150 people, mostly older Orange Countians feasting on a vareity of box lunches and cold water.  My purpose for going was to…