The FlashReport, California's premier blog for conservative politics, has named to its "Idiot of the Week" list a married Orange County superior court judge under investigation for allegedly using his position to win sexual favors from attractive female lawyers.
Jon Fleischman--the website's owner, a former executive director of the California Republican Party and a heavyweight in Orange County Republican Party politics--named Judge Scott Steiner as second runner up for this week's honors.
Fleischman noted the recent news broken by OC Weekly that law enforcement officers are investigating allegations about Steiner's use of power; no charges have been filed, but the judge has hired a high-priced, veteran criminal defense lawyer.
He called the judge, a former prosecutor and longtime Republican activist who won election to the bench in 2010, "an up and coming guy with a promising career ahead of him" before news of the brewing scandal.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters won top rank in Fleischman's "Idiot of the Week" honors for sensationalizing the impact of sequestration.