Feb 212012
 

Sutter County’s Lincoln Day Dinner was very different from Yuba’s. The crowd was smaller and the atmosphere was much more subdued.

As opposed to Yuba County where Dan Logue is a rockstar – Sutter County is under the influence of Team Nielsen/LaMalfa.

Wally Herger was the guest of honor – but had to send his wife in his place.

Of interest to me personally was the fact that Jim Nielsen smiled at me and said “Mr. Park”, as he stuck out his hand. Jim Nielsen is old school – he does not sulk, pout and glare at his political opponents like Doug LaMalfa does – he shakes their hand and smiles at them. It gives Nielsen at least a chance to win over political adversaries, LaMalfa, on the other hand takes everything personally. That night was no exception – as I got the usual glares from him. (Of course, I’d be mad too after the Redding Record Searchlight just lit him on fire Saturday…)

I observed LaMalfa / Nielsen’s hand-picked opponent for Dan Logue mixing in the crowd and he was sitting next to Rob Klotz who has aspirations of his own for higher office. James Gallagher – a Sutter Supervisor, the only one not to endorse Dan Logue thus far was holding court. Look for Gallagher to be the next anointee of the Nielsen/LaMalfa crew.

George Runner was the Keynote speaker and did quite well. Runner and LaMalfa have been close – so the Sutter GOP Lincoln dinner was a reunion of sorts.

The Sutter GOP Cent Com is reputed to have been taken over by Team Nielsen/LaMalfa and was cleaned out of a lot of their political opponents. They took a run at the Placer Cent Com and missed. It was and is interesting to see the differences in the events between Placer and Sutter.

Charlie was there as was open-borders advocate Tony Carlos. Kim Vann was also present – it was interesting to see the interactions throughout the night… they were informative.

Sutter could once again be a standout county with some more leadership. I’d hope that could come from Gallagher, Klotz or some of these younger guys… However, I’ve seen the pattern repeat itself so many times in the inter-party stuff I am not terribly hopeful.

Like with the Yuba Dinner – there was no sighting of David Stafford Reade.

Feb 192012
 

I got to see H.L. Richardson speak – wow. At 84 years of age, he is amazing, still. I did not know that Sam Paredes is H.L.’s son-in-law.

The attendance at this dinner was phenomenal and I took note of a Monument that the Knights of Colombus placed on the Church Grounds. The Catholic Church where the event was held was built in 1880, and the multi-use room was built in the 1940’s in my best estimation as Marysville has been repeatedly screwed by building codes, Sacramento budget cuts (all the money goes to LA and welfare) and the economy that the enviros have decimated…

The Monument said “Dedicated to the Children, known only to God, who died from Abortion”.

This is stirring in light of the presence of Doug LaMalfa and Jim Nielsen at this event and their roles in the attempt to decimate the Republican Party Platform.

Doug LaMalfa hung around the fringes of the room and attempted to introduce Bob Williams from Tehama County to people. Williams is a supervisor that Nielsen / LaMalfa recruited to run (along with David Stafford Reade) against Dan Logue to try and bleed him of money in preparation for a battle for LaMalfa’s Senate Seat. Jim Nielsen also stayed on the fringes.

This is only possible if LaMalfa beats Sam Aanestad.

LaMalfa spoke in generic terms, but did fine.

Don Logue was like a rock star as Yuba is his home county.

Jim Nielsen was bizarre at best – he rambled and then sounded like he was a revival preacher quoting scripture and the like. It was hard to sit through.

Of note – Sutter Supervisor James Gallagher was working the room. It is apparent that Team Reade/LaMalfa/Nielsen expect Dan Logue to stomp Bob Williams as they have been warming Gallagher up in the bullpen for a while. Expect that if AD-03 comes open – Gallagher is the heir apparent for that seat.

Of course, they tried that with Herger anointing LaMalfa, we’ll see if Aanestad has something successful to say about it.

The CA-03 Race was the real highlight of the night – the crowd was a decidedly Pro-Charlie Schaupp Crowd. He knew most everyone in the room. The sideshow was reserved for Rick Tubbs and his wife.

Kim Vann was present and did her best to meet a few people – but had to leave early with Dan Logue, Jim Nielsen and Doug LaMalfa for a Police Awards event somewhere in the area.

Kristy Tubbs was entertaining as she worked the room and Rick Tubbs looked like a used-car salesman.

Kim Vann had with her an accordian file of important papers etc. What a contrast in candidates – Vann is on a mission with her campaign in order and Tubbs is out selling cars.

Charlie Schaupp – he is so real, it is astounding. A Marine, in Yuba County…

… to be continued.

Doug LaMalfa Gets Pounded

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Feb 182012
 

Doug LaMalfa had a really bad day today.

He got lit up for being #9 on the top ten list of Farm Welfare recipients in Northern California by the Redding Record Searchlight and Ryan Sabalow.

His response? “This guy is a paid mudslinger,” LaMalfa said of Park

LOL! Last September – LaMalfa got caught with his fingers in the CRP Proxy cookie jar and his response was to call people to tell them it didn’t matter that their proxies ended up in the hands of Bay Area Moderates because the proxies weren’t voted!

Now it’s nothing to see here – the guy pointing it out gets paid for his work!!!

Sam Annestad’s crew avoided commenting in the article on the $4.7 million haul of taxpayer money Doug LaMalfa has made. Then, later forwarded some news clippings of their own that prove the point of the graphic – Doug LaMalfa is #9 on the welfare list!

In opposition to the measured approach of Aanestad, Colonel Pete Stiglich came out and ripped in to LaMalfa…

Stiglich said it’s hypocritical for a fellow Republican to receive federal farm aid, especially because LaMalfa has billed himself as a leader in the fight against expensive government entitlement programs.

“When it meets his personal interest, it’s not a big entitlement,” Stiglich said.

Therein lies the rub. This is the primary issue with Doug LaMalfa – Conservative to your face and liberal behind your back.

 

 

… And Now we Have Some Races

 AD-06 Race, Beth Gaines, CA SD-01 Race, Les Baugh, Linda M Park, Ted Gaines  Comments Off on … And Now we Have Some Races
Feb 172012
 

Believe it.

Linda M Park has made over 20 public appearances in her three-week-old campaign.

Placer County and ElDoardo County are getting acquainted with Les Baugh from Shasta County.

Endorsements are coming. Checks are being written, we have some races on our hands – this is going to be a great season in Placer County Politics.

This has all been made possible by the lack of leadership by the Gains. Even the simplest of gestures and involvement could have stopped their train wreck.

The anger in the district is palpable over the double dipping of the gains dynasty.

Instead of leadership we have a family dynasty built on betrayal of stakeholders in the respective districts with the backdrop of a rented house in Rocklin.

Feb 122012
 

Best short speech: Kirk Uhler rocked the crowd with his short address.

Pam Tobin took suddenly ill and did not make the dinner. (Perhaps her liberal democrat activist consultant and campaign manager did not want to come to the dinner?)

Biggest Surprise: Robert Grigas is running against Jim Holmes in Sup District 3. Holmes left the GOP a few years ago because of our “divisive” stands against local tax measures. His Brother Mike ran against John Doolittle twice in the Primary. Grigas picked up support by virtue of being a Republican willing to file.

Best Long Speech: Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh connected with the crowd bringing some North State Values down to Placer County. His speech was so good in fact that it caused…

The Worst Speech: Ted Gains. Obviously rattled by the connection his opponent for State Senate made, Ted attempted to envoke Tim Tebow to gain traction. Ultimately, it was the failure to string thoughts together that doomed Ted’s presentation.

Hello Again: Sam Aanestad is taking on the biggest fraud in the North State – Doug LaMalfa. LaMalfa’s popularity will be tested by Aanestad. That congressional district has a choice now.

Welcome to the Race: Linda Park – was the only candidate who got interrupted by applause mid speech. This was her first major address as a candidate for AD-06. (Beth Gains was ill and did not attend the Lincoln Dinner.)

Welcome to the Race part 2: Mark Wright also came in a suit and tie and made an impression on the crowd.

Honorable Mention – Rick Bosetti. Running for AD-01 which includes 1/2 of Placer Sup D5 – Bossetti decided to visit the Placer County faithful to introduce himself. I think he made  a good first impression.

Red Meat Award: I want some of what Dan Logue had before coming to the Placer Lincoln Day dinner – he was on fire. Les Baugh was charming and warm, Dan was on a tear.

Wally Herger gave his first and last address to Placer County as a Congressman. He was charming and gracious – Assemblyman Dan Logue presented Wally with an Assembly Resolution when he introduced him.

Notable Absences: Pam Tobin D-Granite Bay, Beth Gains R-Roseville/Rocklin, Doug LaMalfa R-Subsidy