Faucett out. Hansen in.

Sunshine Sunshine 1 Comment

San Diego City Hall will soon welcome Katie Hansen, of Restaurant Association fame, as City Councilman Kevin Faulconer’s new Chief of Staff. Hansen, who earns a best actress for her role in the overwhelming defeat of Proposition D as well as best supporting actress for her parts in the David Alvarez and Lorie Zapf victories, will be replacing Faulconer’s outgoing …

Three Types of Lies

The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal The Libertarian Lass, Gayle Falkenthal 6 Comments

Pollster John Nienstedt’s discussion on polling and the reasons polls fail to accurately gauge voter behavior (and what polls can and CANNOT do) has been a hit on the post-election poliwonk social circuit. Among the topics on tap, Nienstedt has provided his insight on the variance in results among the polls conducted over the past few months on Prop D, …

TONIGHT: Post-Election Analysis with Consultant Hoy, Pollster Nienstedt

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 1 Comment

I’m not exactly the most devoted GOP meeting attendee. But I’ll be there tonight to hear the recap of the wildly dead-on pollster John Nienstedt and Nov. 2 success-story consultant John Hoy. I had the honor of working with both men on Proposition A – which crossed the finish line easily with more than 70 percent of the vote. Conversely …

Glass House Dweller Throws Stones at Castle

Sunshine Sunshine 5 Comments

When campaigns and committees drop mail sometimes the content becomes a point of controversy. How accurate is that statement? What is the context of that quote? Did that bill really do that? Is that still true? On and on. It doesn’t matter what side you’re on, everyone calls “b#ll$h*t” on a poorly cited or quoted mail piece once in a …

Does Lorie Zapf Hate Cats?

Diana Palacios Diana Palacios 2 Comments

Well, according to the most bizarre political mailer I have ever encountered, the answer to that question is unknown. The 6” x 11” mailer (which was obtained from a registered Democrat) features a black and white  photograph of Zapf with an elongated nose.  “Vote No on Zapf!” exclaims the header. Below it is a paragraph that is so poorly written, it …

‘Tis the Season for Political Mailers, Again

Diana Palacios Diana Palacios 11 Comments

Every day since June 8 – the date of the California primary – I have been disappointed. Not for the obvious reasons, such as the fact that Recovery Summer failed to produce a recovery and/or a summer in San Diego, but because of something trivial that someone who is not a political junkie would not understand. I stopped receiving those glossy …