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Frank Mickadeit Finally Catches Up

Nice to see the Register’s Frank Mickadeit finally catch up to the blogs on the Dick Ackerman running for Mayor of Irvine rumor we first reported on, with no confirmation or denial from Ackerman’s staff, and which Matt Cunnnigham quashed a few days later on Red County (apparently Ackerman can only return calls to conservative media types).

Frank muses that Ackerman would win an election as Irvine mayor easily. Of course, this is the same Frank Mickadeit who predicted John Duong would beat Beth Krom (Krom won a in a landslide).

Not. So. Fast. 

There’s a pretty huge groundwell of Irvine parents ticked off at our Sacramento legislative representatives who haven’t lifted a finger to help Irvine schools.  Visits to Ackerman’s office by parents demanding change at met with the “I’m sticking to the party line” on no new taxes.  This of course, while protecting the sloop hole tax for the yacht party.  I am not so sure Mr. Ackerman would find the same measure of support in our single purple city compared with multiple cities where the poilitical color is a littel more read.  So Ackerman would be pressed to explain what he did or didn’t do to help our severely underfunded school district.

Frank has already written a win in for Shea and Choi in November.  But ingores how vulnerable Choi is.  Choi can’t do much on the dias without his BlackBerry in front of him and seems to always be easily confused. The right candidate could easily take the 3-2 progressive majority into a 4-1 majority.  Irvine has doubled in size in the last 11 years, and the population increase plays better to blue than red. 

But Frank bleeds Republican. It’s all in his adjectives. 


HT to Mark Matassa’s blog



  1. Paul Lucas Paul Lucas June 16, 2008

    Interesting post Dan. But Im curious as to why you would inlude apicture of Rebecca and Frank from the Inside OC page in this post?

  2. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski June 16, 2008

    It was small. But not too small.

  3. Northcountystorm Northcountystorm June 16, 2008

    It’s interesting to note that the last time Dan was asked about the pictures he was putting up with stories it was his use of pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Thompson.

  4. Sean H. Mill Sean H. Mill June 16, 2008

    Give Mickadeit a break. He has been celebrating Hutchens selection with the all the meddling rich south county GOP women.

  5. Gustavo Arellano Gustavo Arellano June 16, 2008

    Dan: Congrats on experiencing the double standard of OC elites–if you’re guaranteed to shill, free access. Anything with the possibility of skepticism, silence.

  6. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski June 16, 2008

    Its actually a good picture of Frank. The others are not as good. I’m curious Paul; why do you give a darn about what photos I put up?

  7. Sean H. Mill Sean H. Mill June 16, 2008


    I’d prefer you leave her off as well, but what the hell it’s Mickadeit. It can’t get any worse.

  8. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski June 16, 2008

    I’ve added a second picture of Frank. Are we really debating this?

  9. Northcountystorm Northcountystorm June 16, 2008

    Dan, relax, its a slow news day.

  10. Paul Lucas Paul Lucas June 16, 2008

    I asked about the pic because this post had nothing to do with Rebecca but only about Frank M and your disdain for him. So when you write a post such as this an include a graphic of another public figure you inadvertently cast aspurgeons (sic) on that other public figure. Kind of like how Art Pedroza does. I’m waiting for Spinoza to take a whack at Rebecca now that you gave permission to take shots at Frank Mickadeit from the commenters. An as you may be aware, Spinoza does not need much of a lead to make the leap from taking shots to taking a shot at Rebecca. That’s why I care about you posting a picture of Rebecca with Frank M or anyone for that mater when your main focus of the article is to criticize Frank M or whomever you may be criticizing atthe time.

  11. Andrew Davey Andrew Davey June 16, 2008


    What’s the big deal about the photos? Geez! There’s a pic of Frank Mickadeit with Commie Girl… That’s all. It’s not like Dan’s insinuating anything suspicious like that one favorite OJ blogger of ours. Give it a rest.


    As much as I dislike SMS’ brand of smearing & hatemongering, I’d prefer that we NOT attack her gender identity. SMS is who she is, and that’s the end of that story.

    Dan & Gustavo-

    Ha! I love how Mickadeit doesn’t even acknowledge that the Ackerman stuff was reported by you first, or that the rumors died down after Matt/Jubal killed them. Wow, I wonder what would happen if The Reg were to ever give Mickadeit his own blog… Would he even be able to keep up with the rest of us? 😉

  12. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski June 16, 2008

    Paul — time to cut back on the sugar in the afternoons.

    The post has nothing to do with any blogger so let’s not bring Ms. Spinosa into this. And its not so much as an attack on Frank, whom I like but now rarely read since he’s gone down the GOP Highway, but an acknowledgment we had this story two weeks ago and either he clearly doesn;t read the blogs or only reads the right wing ones, because Matt Cunningham is the guy who confirmed Dick ain’t running for Mayor in Irvine. I also do not care for Frank’s attitude and perception towards Larry Agran, whom I believe is an effective public official. So much so that I maxed out my financial contribution to him two weeks ago.

    Honestly, when I search for photos, I try to find ones I haven’t used before and try to make sure they are not so large that they suck up all our bandwidth. I felt that photo made Frank look good and Rebecca was in it, so what? I added a more recent Photo of Frank.

  13. Gustavo Arellano Gustavo Arellano June 16, 2008

    Paul: In fairness to Dan, that’s the first photo that pops up when you do a Google image search on Frank. In fact, almost every other picture of Frank on Google Images is Reg-owned, and they’d probably have a fit if a blogger used them.

  14. KC KC June 16, 2008

    I don’t mind the photo at all. I think Rebecca is eye candy. She is witty, smart and I love her new book.

  15. just...asking? just...asking? June 16, 2008

    I used to like reading Commie Girl, but have to admit I didn’t know what she looked like, not that it mattered. When I saw the photo I thought hey republican girls are cute! Should have know the girl was to cute not to be a commie liberal.

    Dan thanks for the photo (and no I’m not wearing a water bra!).

  16. Paul Lucas Paul Lucas June 16, 2008

    Fair enough. I have to admit I am a bit hyper sensitive on this because the past few months an attack on me by the blogosphere has also been accompanied by an atack on Rebeca. Mostly from Spinosa. I even asked Art to lay off Rebeca when he pot about me which is always followed up with a swipe at Beca by Spinosa and others. So I hope you understand that I have grown a thicker skin when these whackos (spinosa, sussman et all the anons) take swipes at me, but I dont lie down for them taking shots at Rebeca in order to swipe me by proxy in Becca.

    All the best.

  17. Pete Fundy Pete Fundy June 16, 2008

    Good gravy, you people. Schoenkopf and Lucas have been blowing each other kisses for years. Give ’em a break. Some of us happen to think it’s cute.

    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer

  18. Pete Fundy Pete Fundy June 16, 2008

    By the way, Gustavo, would you be so kind as to give Andrew Davey some tips on kissing Loretta Sanchez’s ass? When it comes to shilling, the kid needs to remember that less is more.


    Warmly yours,
    Pete Fundy
    Senior Editorial Writer

  19. jose s. jose s. June 16, 2008

    ive never seen her pic before either she’s quite the hen. thanks dan.

  20. Frank's a WANK Frank's a WANK June 16, 2008

    The word “shill” gets tossed around these political blogs a great deal.
    I think Frank M. is the only true shill in these parts. He kisses GOP ass so hard that his lips have turned blue. Most of his columns are taken directly from Schroeder’s talking points.
    FM seems to think if he continues to ignore the county’s 500,000+ non-Republicans, we’ll all disappear. But we’re here to stay, and our numbers are growing.
    Few people really care what tidbits Frank is fed at his fancy Republican cocktail parties.
    I’m hoping for him to get cut in the next round of OC Register downsizing.

  21. Jeff Jeff June 16, 2008

    In the second photograph Frank looks like he’s waiting for his daily call from Mike Schroeder to know what to write for the following morning. The only thing odd about the picture is that you’d expect Frank would be on his knees to accept the call.

  22. Gustavo Arellano Gustavo Arellano June 17, 2008

    Pete: I wouldn’t know how to kiss Loretta’s ass if she placed her keister in front of my face. Now, if it was Gianna Michaels, the story would be different…

  23. RHackett RHackett June 17, 2008

    Gee. I can’t wait to read another column of Frank’s where he tells everyone the Schroeders are in some foreign land sipping a very expensive wine.

    Like anyone cares.

  24. Dan Chmielewski Dan Chmielewski Post author | June 17, 2008

    FAW: The problem is not exclusively one with Frank. The paper as a while skews conservative. We don’t have a liberal local columnist. The syndicated columnists are hard core right wing. Liberal voices on the editorial page only pop up in the Letters to the Editor section. Mr. Greenhut does take ocassion to bash conservatives and Republicans, but it would sure be nice to have a local liberal columnist or a syndicated one on Sunday. Even the LA Times and NY Times have conservative columnists.

    Frank lost me awhile back with the column about going with Probolsky to get his nose hair waxed at an upscale men’s salon. No first name .. just Probolsky. There’s an image for you to mull over during lunch today.

  25. Whatever! Whatever! June 17, 2008

    Paul, you have been attacking people for months. You attacked Jim and Carina, you attacked Tim, you attacked Alicia, you attacked Susan. They didn’t do anything to you. Please stop acting like you are some innocent victim in this whole thing. Please start taking responsibility for your mistakes. That is what a real leader does and you certainly have not displayed that vital quality for City Council, but rather for immature high school boy.

  26. just...asking? just...asking? June 17, 2008


    Get your metaphors correct!

    I have to admit I am a bit hyper sensitive …I have grown a thicker skin

    If you are sensitive, you have grown “thinner skin”. But guess we’ve gotten used to you saying/typing one thing and really meaning another!

    Does anybody know who is planning to run for Garden Grove City Council this fall? Robin are you going to give it a run again? Liked your message last time, hope you get some traction this year if you run.

  27. Paul Lucas Paul Lucas June 17, 2008

    To What ever,
    You are delusional. I neve attacked any ofthose you listed above. You are simply throwing out names in order o try and muddy th waters for your own selfish ends.

  28. Whatever! Whatever! June 17, 2008

    I think you are the delusional Paul. I have read this blog and read your comments on all the people you used to count as friends. I dare you to call anyone of those listed above and have them say they are your friends. I have also seen you at DL and you are not a nice person. You are sexist and crude and are always showing off your naked girl pictures on your camera phone. Not very candidate like. You are a very bad candidate for Garden Grove City Council. Do yourself a favor. Stop talking now, before you lose anyone else.

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