Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor

Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor

There are 19 comments on the LA Daily News story from Oct 14, 2010, titled Abel Maldonado for lieutenant governor. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

IF we had our druthers, the nearly meaningless job of California lieutenant governor would be abolished, its staff laid off and its annual budget reallocated to public education.

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Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Oct 14, 2010
I wouldn't vote for that sellout. He is the worst type of politician. The Liar broke his no new taxes pledge. I would vote for my cat first.
Bureaucratic Mess

Pasadena, CA

#2 Oct 14, 2010
Gavin Newsom as CA governor???? I guess the Democrats want to finish the job of destroying CA once and for all.
Haddit

Yorba Linda, CA

#3 Oct 14, 2010
Write-in Karen England

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Chatsworth

#5 Oct 14, 2010
Mike wrote:
I wouldn't vote for that sellout. He is the worst type of politician. The Liar broke his no new taxes pledge. I would vote for my cat first.
So you would rather vote for Newsom? I'll vote for Maldonado before I'd even think about voting for a guy who proudly runs a sanctuary city, relocated criminal illegal aliens to Southern California who then committed murder, cheated on his wife and who knows what else. You think Moonbeam the Clown is bad, Newsom is worse.
Haddit

Yorba Linda, CA

#6 Oct 14, 2010
Oh, this is a good one from the Washington Times, Jerry Brown made his money from oil. I condensed the article.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/...

Pat Brown left the governorship in 1967. He was introduced to Indonesian generals that had just overthrown their government. The Junta nationalized the immense Royal Dutch Shell petroleum holdings.

Pat Brown helped them raise $12 billion thru a consortium of banks.

The generals set up two trading firms in Hong Kong and California to handle the oil exporting paperwork. Pat Brown was given 100 percent ownership in the California brokerage and half ownership in the Hong Kong office.

This clean Indonesian oil was the only oil clean enough for Californiaís clean-air standards for power plants.

While Jerry Brown was governor, Chevron had just opened up a new refinery in El Segundo to process Alaskan crude to compete against the Indonesians. Jerry Browns Air Resources Board passed a new air-quality standard that was too high for Chevron and the Alaska crude, retaining the Indonesian monopoly in California.
Mark

Indio, CA

#7 Oct 14, 2010
Maldonado...connected to the drug cartel in Santa Barbara county...Newsome...Jacka$$ in Sacramento...They both stink
Valley Cynic

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 15, 2010
Anyone on the editorial board know anything about this before endorsing Maldonado? Anyone?

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-maldo...
crooks and liars

Glendale, CA

#9 Oct 15, 2010
are you mad endorsing this crook and liar
this trash made a plage not to increse our taxes gest what this crook voted for the largest tax increse in california history
i am a latino and not voting for this trampa , ignorante latino as far as a care he can go to hell
PissedOff_Voter

West Hollywood, CA

#10 Oct 15, 2010
NO to NEWSOM!

This article appeared in the Washington Times by Dan Walters:

When Jerry Brown recently held his first fundraiser as an official candidate for governor, he chose as the venue the Sacramento apartment where he lived the last time he held that office, after famously declining to live in the governor's mansion. Faced with multimillionaire Republican opponents, Mr. Brown wants to be seen as just a regular public employee, trying to hold his own against tycoons at the top of America's wealth disparity. While politically expedient, the image of Jerry Brown as everyman is patently false.

Mr. Brown has a lot of money - how much exactly is not public - and unhappily for his environmentalist and global-warming-alarmist supporters, it's oil money. Even more unhappily for his campaign managers, it's money that may have led him to an attack against California's largest employer and a rewriting of state regulations to feather the family nest.

Sacramento Bee political columnist Dan Walters spent months researching the source of the Brown family wealth 30 years ago and recently shared the story with me in his small office crowded with family pictures, catty-cornered from the Capitol.

In a nutshell: After Jerry's father, Pat, left the governorship in 1967, he was introduced to the Indonesian generals who had just overthrown the country's post-colonial dictator, Sukarno, and set up a military junta. The former governor was able to cobble together a consortium of banks that lent $12 billion to the junta - "a lot of money in the late '60s," Mr. Walters said. The banks were interested in the immense Royal Dutch Shell petroleum holdings in Indonesia, which Sukarno had nationalized and the junta controlled.

The grateful generals then set up two trading firms - one in Hong Kong and one in California - that handled the oil-exporting paperwork and were rewarded with a fee for each barrel, "a little taste, as they might say in the Mafia," Mr. Walters said with a grin. Pat Brown was given 100 percent ownership of the California brokerage and half-ownership of the Hong Kong office. The deal was a very lucrative one because California's early clean-air standards set a sulfur limit for the fuel burned in power plants - a limit only the clean, low-sulfur oil from Indonesia could meet.

Jerry Brown, alone among the Brown children, didn't get a share of the business, but that changed after Alaskan oil came on the scene and threatened the monopoly Indonesian oil had in California's power plants.

Chevron had just finished building a refinery in El Segundo that was designed to process Alaskan crude to compete against Indonesian oil for the California power-plant market. Before the facility could refine a barrel of North Slope crude, however, Jerry Brown's Air Resources Board - headed up by his former campaign manager, Tom Quinn - passed a new air-quality standard for sulfur just barely too high for Chevron to meet with Alaskan oil. That cemented the Indonesian monopoly, and the Brown family, as the only oil provider to the California power industry.

Not surprisingly, when Jerry Brown left the governorship, Pat Brown finally gave him his own cut of the family oil business.

"To this day, Jerry's very sensitive about it," Mr. Walters told me. "He just hates the idea that people will bring it up because what it is, is the Brown family is in partnership with these corrupt, murderous dictators. It's not something that a Jerry Brown wants to be associated with."

The junta generals of Pat Brown's day have given way to the more transparent, democratic government that rules in Indonesia today. The question here in California is: Will Jerry Brown also become more transparent and share with voters the details of this foreign influence on his personal finances?
Downhill Slope LA

United States

#11 Oct 17, 2010
Question: What more could you ask in a lieutenant governor, other than not having one at all?

Answer: A politician, any politician, who does NOT lie and who does NOT serve his own self-interests first, second, and third.

I will vote for someone for lieutenant governor; it just won't be Maldonado or Newsom.
conraddobler

San Diego, CA

#12 Oct 18, 2010
This is the same dweeb who is "Republican" for 99% of issues but when it comes to ILLEGALS he swings another way..."GEE" I wonder why?....
Los Angeles

Los Gatos, CA

#13 Oct 19, 2010
It is ok to vote for Newsom. He will end up like Cruz Bustamante.
Dr John Carvalho

Torrance, CA

#14 Oct 19, 2010
Dear Editor:

I was at the President Clinton, Gavin Newsom, and Jerry Brow Rally at UCLA this past week. Over 6,000 people attended the rally to push Democrats, including Newsom, to victory in November. Most of them are fed up with the Republicans in California. Republicans have been unwilling to close tax loop holes for wealthy corporations, unwilling to invest in education by passing a tax on oil and gas extraction, and unwilling to protect social services for our most vulnerable citizens. Furthermore, the Republicans have done little to generate "revenue" for California and every time they halt the state budget negotiations, we plunge further into debt and become unable to sell state bonds, which further weakens state coffers. Furthermore, many members of the Republican and Tea Parties appear content on meddling with state pensions for state workers, thus jeopardizing the retirement of future state employees.

To me the contrast in the Lt. Governor race between Republican Abel Maldonado and Democrat Gavin Newsom is striking. Abel Maldonado appears more concerned about acquiring "personal perks" during "budget negotiations" in Sacramento than he is about helping the middle class. In addition, last year Maldonado supported huge reductions in education funding. How is one to trust him as a future member of the California State University Board of Trustees? Similarly, on jobs, under Maldonado's watch unemployment in our state is soaring.

It is time for some fresh ideas, and Gavin Newsom provides the energy, enthusiasm, and creativity to the office of Lt. Governor. As Chair of the Commission for Economic Development, the Lt. Governorship is crucial to the financial future of California. Newsom has already shown himself to be a promoter of the economy in San Francisco, and he would use his knowledge to jump start the economy statewide by fostering the growth of small businesses, increasing clean energy business opportunities, revitalizing the high-tech sector, safeguarding our state's education system (and thus its future revenue), and attracting foreign investment.

California cannot afford to regress to Bush era policies, and Gavin Newsom is the candidate to move California into the future. I urge everyone to vote Gavin Newsom for our future Lt. Governor of California.
Haddit

Yorba Linda, CA

#15 Oct 27, 2010
I just heard on Glenn Becks show that for the governor of Colorado, Tancredo has gone from 15 percent to 45 percent in three weeks, and he is an independent.

Lieutenant Governor is a do nothing job, it would be a nice test to see if a write in of Karen England will work. Screw the Republicans and screw the media, let us see what kind of clout we have by voting for a true conservative.

We have nothing to lose in this race.
Troll Buster

Gardena, CA

#16 Oct 27, 2010
Haddit wrote:
I just heard on Glenn Becks show that for the governor of Colorado, Tancredo has gone from 15 percent to 45 percent in three weeks, and he is an independent.
Lieutenant Governor is a do nothing job, it would be a nice test to see if a write in of Karen England will work. Screw the Republicans and screw the media, let us see what kind of clout we have by voting for a true conservative.
We have nothing to lose in this race.
Consider the source and remember that whether it's 15% or 45%, 45% of nothing is still nothing. Glenn Dreck is a front for the John Birch Society. The same Bircher's that said Eisenhower was a communist agent. Bunch of loonytoon tea baggers. The Repug's are gonna screw you tea bagger's good, just like they did to the original Bircher's in the late 60's. Your 15 minutes is almost up. Enjoy watching Brown and Boxer win this Tuesday.
Troll Buster

Gardena, CA

#17 Oct 27, 2010
Mike wrote:
I wouldn't vote for that sellout. He is the worst type of politician. The Liar broke his no new taxes pledge. I would vote for my cat first.
So did the first George Bush when he became President. You tea baggers are too much. Turn off Fixed News and read a friggin' book, for crying out loud.
Haddit

Yorba Linda, CA

#18 Oct 28, 2010
Troll Buster wrote:
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So did the first George Bush when he became President. You tea baggers are too much. Turn off Fixed News and read a friggin' book, for crying out loud.
So, what is with your preoccupation with this sex act? Donít you have another sex site you can go to?
cooper

Cerritos, CA

#20 Oct 30, 2010
Los Angeles wrote:
It is ok to vote for Newsom. He will end up like Cruz Bustamante.
You mean Cruz"California will be a brown state" Bustamante? Maldonaldo is just like the rest of them. Taking over our government and turn it over to Azltan.I'm voting for neither Newsom nor Maldonaldo.
old timer

United States

#21 Nov 2, 2010
Troll Buster wrote:
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So did the first George Bush when he became President. You tea baggers are too much. Turn off Fixed News and read a friggin' book, for crying out loud.
Are you making fun of Faux News?

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