Tag Archive for Abel Maldonado

Goodbye Pols!

With the election behind us and it being a pretty good one for Democrats in California, please take a moment to say “goodbye” to these pols who won’t be in office after the first of the year.  I’m sure our friends on the right will be doing the same thing to members of Congress and…

Schwarzenegger Picks Maldonado for Lt. Gov

Sorry for the rip-and-read here, but it is what it is. From Dan Smith at The Sacramento Bee: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today said he would appoint Republican state Sen. Abel Maldonado to fill the vacant lieutenant governor’s job, perhaps setting off a partisan squabble over his confirmation. Maldonado, 42, of Santa Maria, has been one…

Why I Love Conservative Talk Radio’s John and Ken Show

If you’re happy that Rush Limbaugh has been giving headaches to Republican leaders trying to find a popular political stance for their shrinking party, you’ll be thrilled to hear about the migraines that a conservative-libertarian talk radio duo named John and Ken are giving to the leadership of the Republican Party in California. While Limbaugh…

Why are Republicans only targeting Abel Maldonado?

It took three GOP senators to vote for the budget deal, but the ire of Republicans angry that the deal passed seems raised only against Senator Abel Maldonado?  At the risk of sounding like Art Pedroza, I wonder if its because Maldonado is Latino. There’s plenty of GOP anger against State Senators Roy Ashburn and…

Flash Report Angst Means Budget Deal is Close

There are no fewer that three posts on the Flash Report today that indicates State Senator Abel Maldonado R-Santa Maria) has cut a deal in exchange for his vote and that the Big 5’s compromise budget deal that combines spending cuts, tax increases and new debt will pass.  As much as I hate sending traffic…