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The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

Spitzer Likely to Resign – Updated

Aides to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer are holding transition meetings with the lieutenant governor’s office, a top legislative staffer said as calls for Spitzer’s resignation heated up Tuesday. If Spitzer resigns, Lt. Gov. David Paterson, 53, would become the state’s first black governor and the fourth in U.S. history. The former Senate minority leader…

Greg Haidl Gets Out of Jail

Greg Haidl is no longer behind bars.  This story in the OC Register details the terms of his early release from jail.  So he now needs to Register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.  Lock up your liquor cabinets and hide your daughters.  When Rep. Todd Spitzer refers to Liberals as…

Carona Resignation Barely Registers at Flash

So much for “Caifornia’s Most Significant Political News.” The Carona resignation story from the Flash Report is a hotlink to a story from the Register. Still waiting for Carona to get the Doolitte treatment from Fleischman/Probolsky et al. (i.e. “I know Mike Carona and he’s agood man….) Marty Wisckol’s column in today’s paper listed US…

Santiago Fire: A Tale of Two Assemblymen

Earlier in the week, State Rep. Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) lectured me on his role as an assemblyman during the Santiago fire.  Chuck wrote: As for your other suggestions, I’d like to point out that I am a member of the Legislative Branch. You would not look to a judge to be directly involved in the…