Friday, May 18, 2007

Blogging With Genis and the Winships, Plus Mayoralty Rumors

Another day of fun and games here in the land of Newport-Mesa.

First, some good news. Former Costa Mesa Mayor Sandy Genis has decided to dive headlong into the wonderful world of blogmania. Her brand new, hot-out-of-the-oven blog, La Femme Wonkita, is now available for viewing. I posted a link for her site over on the right of this page. Those who have followed politics in Costa Mesa in recent years know Ms. Genis as a smart, hard-working, astute student of the process and a woman who is, in her words, "one of the most opinionated people I know". Few would argue with that description. Sandy has stayed engaged in Costa Mesa politics following her tenure on the City Council and demonstrates time after time that she is a force to be reckoned with when she stands before the council to present her view of an issue in her own, special way. I hope she eventually permits Comments to be submitted on her blog because, if history is any judge, her postings will certainly be "comment-worthy". We welcome her arrival and look forward to her future entries.

Another new link over there on the right is for a Newport Beach-centric blog, Newport Beach Voices. I'm sure many of you in Newport Beach already know of this resource. Among the contributors to this blog are Ron and Anna Winship, who also write the occasional entry on the Orange Juice! blog. They are producers of "Cutting Edge - a talk show" which, in their words, "brings together a provocative group of 'individuals' that uniformly believe in the defense of American liberty and freedoms." I'm happy to provide a link to their blog as a resource to those who are immersed in Newport Beach politics and players.

I can't close tonight without mentioning the on-going rumors around Costa Mesa about the possibility of a change, soon to be proposed, that would result in the direct election of the position of Mayor in our fair city. Along with those rumblings are a few that indicate former mayor Gary Monahan would be a candidate for that position. There was a time when I thought our young jailer/mayor, Allan Mansoor, might also be a candidate for that job, should it be approved by the voters. However, he seems to be casting his net much more broadly in the Republican Party political pond. For example, last night, Thursday, he was scheduled to be the featured speaker before the meeting of a neighboring county's Republican Party. That explains why he was practicing his stand-up routine at the last council meeting. Trust me, Jerry Seinfeld he ain't!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank for the heads up on Sandy Genis's blog! I thoroughly enjoy watching her lecture the council on what their responsibilities are and look forward to reading her blog!

5/18/2007 03:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her first post is awesome! Talk about taking the City to task over their ICREDIBLY poor decisions in approving the Town Center developments and wasting opportunities to acquire parkland! I can't wait for more...

5/18/2007 03:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading Ms. Genis's views. I'll check it out shortly. In my opinion she would have made a great addition to the columnists the Pilot added.

As to an elected mayor. We don't need any more (meaning we have plenty already) political blowhardism in Costa Mesa and this is all it will engender. I personally will encourage all of my friends and acquaintances to vote against any such waste of taxpayer money on yet another political incubator.

5/20/2007 01:06:00 PM  
Blogger Ron - Anna Winship said...

*This was too kind and caring
for words and brings a tear to
our eyes! God, we knew we loved
you...all the time! Sandy is
wonderful and life is sweet...
Thank you kind sir! You are too

8/22/2007 08:41:00 PM  

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