Thursday, March 02, 2006

McGill Surging and Jubal Cringing

The noticeable bias over at OCBlog against conservative Assembly candidate Mike McGill has been so blatant that this blogger who doesn’t even live behind the Orange Curtain has stood up and taken notice.

As blogger-in-chief, Mighty Jubal, so often says, over the transom I received the attached communiqué from the McGill campaign yesterday, on-point offsetting much of the criticism that’s plagued McGill’s campaign – namely, that Jim Silva himself is guilty of going clepto on other people’s property in his capacity of an elected official.

Steve Greenhut must be licking his chops.

I’ll leave for others to decide why Jubal has taken such a ferocious approach towards McGill and such a loving one towards Silva, just throwing out the most intriguing theory to come across the CalCampaigns email: that Jubal is none other than former Silva mouthpiece Matt Cunningham.

Whatever the case, the bias is there, and as such, it was no surprise that the OCBlog failed to post this damning piece on Mr. Silva.

Furthermore, irrespective of horses in this race, I’ve been blown over by the progress the McGill campaign has made of late. From nowhere just a few weeks ago, to active engagement with Silva, the prestigious HJTA endorsement, and just recently the endorsement from the CRA – the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” from conservative activists, this guy in playing to win and apparently has quite a few conservatives with him.

McGill’s campaign has been turned around 180-degrees, and while probably not quite yet front-runners, they certainly have the momentum – so much so that Silva’s notorious thin skin led him to send out a reactionary introductory mailer (Dave, correct me if I’m wrong, but probably just a TAD sooner than the original mail schedule called for?).

Having come around from complete disinterest, I’ll be keeping an eye on this race.


At 3/02/2006 6:32 PM, Anonymous the OC said...


At 3/02/2006 7:29 PM, Anonymous Commie Jubal? said...

Jubal deleted every comment regarding why he has not posted the new OC YAF piece against Silva.

His standard answer is going to be, "start your own blog."

I guess when LA Times starts to show bias and edit peoples comments, Jubul won't complain because we can just "start our own newspaper."

At 3/03/2006 7:27 AM, Blogger Al Bundy said...

I think I remember seeing Jubal write something that says he'll post all releases from campaigns.

At 3/03/2006 11:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McGill is the guy famous in Orange County for using eminent domain against a church in order to build a Costco. Strange person for so-called conservatives to be backing.

At 3/03/2006 1:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

McGill also supports lowering the 2/3 requirement for raising local taxes - one of the reasons every major Republican offical in the OC has endorsed Silva.

At 3/03/2006 2:21 PM, Blogger Pete St. John said...

Hold your horses there Mr Gilliard, from what I can gleam from Mr Silva and Mrs Harman's websites, there still remains a handful of quite influential OC-ites yet to weigh in on this one...

From what the OCYAF guys keep emailing me, I'd say this one is still very much up in the air.

At 3/04/2006 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm tired of people distorting what happened in Cypress regarding eminent domain and a church. I'm not suggesting that I agree with what the city did, but the land in question was not the church itself. It was an extra parking lot for the racetrack (owned by abortion doctor and Republican Ed Allred). Dr. Allred sold the parking lot to the church and all parties knew all along that it was zoned commercial.

Alas, you had two competing visions for the same land and the city moved ahead with eminent domain. Eventually a deal was brokered by Dr. Allred (I love rubbing that in the noses of some of you religious fanatics) and the church is now under construction on another site that was also previously owned by Dr. Allred and Costco is also open.

In short, a win-win for everyone and McGill was there for all of it. It wasn't the cleanest or the best way to go about it but the fact that many leaders from that church are supporting McGill speaks much more credibly than some of you who continue to blog about how Mike McGill used eminent domain on a church.

At 3/18/2006 6:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans desperately want experienced Hispanics holding high-profile positions, so they will go all out to get Orange County Supervisor Jim Silva elected.

It looks like Cypress Mayor Mike McGill is a wild card.


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