Millionaire Richard J. O'Neill died, reportedly of natural causes, on April 6, but not before the government took its last piece of flesh from Orange County's monumental Democrat. The 85-year-old real estate developer who headed the California Democratic Party 30 years ago and was a major contribut ... More >>
Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle has long been the golden boy among Orange County Republicans. He got elected to the party's Central Committee in 1986, and two years later became the GOP nominee for the Garden Grove area state Assembly seat. The party, under the leadership of then-Chairman Tom Fuentes ... More >>
Last night on The Simpsons there was a Harold Stassen joke.
This morning in the Oakland Tribune there's a story titled "Angelides eyes another gubernatorial bid".
Phil Angelides, the Democrat who lost to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in last month's election, announced Friday he plans to launch an inv ... More >>
The final numbers for November's election are now posted on the Secretary of State's website, and according to the final tally, Gov. Schwarzenegger carried Orange County with 69.7% of the vote. Writing at California Progress Report, Frank D. Russo describes the gov's margin of victory in OC as "bon ... More >>
... and I'm soooooo confused. I was out of town last Thursday through Sunday, and when I returned there were 17 messages on my phone from the likes of Pete Wilson, Dick Ackerman, Hillary Clinton, someone yammering about Jessica's Law, the Nguyen running for an OC school board seat and his partner in ... More >>
In a state which has had as governor both Pete Wilson and Gray Davis, two men who could squeeze campaign contributions out of a stone, it would take a very special politician to set a new standard for money grubbing. Arnold Schwarzenegger is a very special politician. A story from The Associated P ... More >>
Eddie Rose writes:
"In California this year, we have--with one notable exception--the WORST slate of candidates, including a man who can't pronounce the name of the state he claims to serve! Were it not for the importance of several ballot propositions, it probably wouldn't make much sense to go to ... More >>
Who knew Newton's laws of motion applied to flying politicians? Consider the case of President Bush, Governor Schwarzenegger, and Newton's third law, which states: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." President Bush flies into California to campaign for two Republican poli ... More >>
Well, Arnold promised to be a different kind of governor when he ran for office back in the recall election, and he is. In some ways. In June, Governor Schwarzenegger's office put out a press release marking the 62nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, and hailing the heroism of the US troops. Thi ... More >>
What's a frothing-at-the-mouth preacher, who's been named one of the Top 10 Power Broker of the Religious Right and can squeeze more than $6 million a year out of the faithful (and/or gullible), got to do to get a public display of affection from the California Republican Party? If you know, you sh ... More >>
Perhaps you've seen those commercials showing Phil Angelides walking backward--the same direction the Democrat nominee for governor wants to take the state, according to the folksy narrator. These, of course, are not to be confused with Angelides' response ads, which show someone who looks a lot lik ... More >>
On On Politics, the San Jose Mercury News' political news blog, Kate Folmar reports:
An internal poll conducted by Democratic pollster Mark Mellman of The Mellman Group out of Washington, D.C. recently found that the governor's race was a dead heat, I'm told.
Forty-three percent of respondents favor ... More >>
Oh, why or why can they not bring back the open primary? If allowed today, we would have strolled into our (provisional) polling place with our GOP registration, crossed party lines to pick one of dem battling Dems, and sung just loud enough for the old lady in the next booth to hear:
Goin' down wit ... More >>
Interesting June 6 election endorsements from the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO), a political action committee aimed at mainstream (change to:) Democrat Party hacky gay lesbians Democrats:
Steve Westley (D) - endorsed
Phil Angelides (D) - acceptable
Arnold Schwarzenegg ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon's debate between Phil Angelides and Steve Westly on Univision's Voz y Voto (scheduled to air Saturday) "marked a sharp negative turn in the race", according to the Los Angeles Times. The rest of the media agrees– for example, the opening sentence of the San Francisco Chron ... More >>
This is certainly a refreshing development, although the participation of a gubernatorial candidate smacks of political posturing.
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NEWS ADVISOR ... More >>