• octaxpayer

    Interesting how the BOS always wants to be above the law and have no transparency. Always looking after themselves.. One other note in some case the BOS was not using County email systems anyway and held personal email systems, so good luck.

  • Daniel Lamb

    Obviously, I would love to pour over every single correspondence from and to a public (or quasi-public) official in Orange County so as to find the smoking gun and expose the establishment as a farce. And this is certainly no defense of HRC. But this email thing warrants a more developed discussion. As such, I must opine in the most general sense.

    Do we want our attorneys to be able to freely and frankly discuss legal issues with client without the fear of having the contents of those discussions bust open for public or judicial scrutiny? What about discussions between journalists and sources?

    So why do we not value frank exchanges among government officials? Does fear of having correspondence made public hamper the work of government and therefore does that fear do a disservice to the public interest? Obviously this is a balancing act, but no one is on the balance beam.

    Moreover, if “journalists” do have some sort of special privilege under the First Amendment (I’m actually pretty sure they don’t under current case law) should they not be subject to records requests as they serve a public function and are therefore quasi-public officials. In that light, deposing you does not seem absurd.

    What if you were looking for public documents that pertain to a private individual? What if many would consider those documents private? What if you were planning on using the documents to further the interests of the people who pay your salary? Not exactly unthinkable these days…

  • Jacki Livingston

    Hey, Norberto? I have a question. Seems that Toddy is having some kind of big show tomorrow in Orange on Elder Abuse. What a coinky dinky! For years, I have been telling anyone who would listen that Spitzer is covering up abuse of the elderly and disabled in OC Nursing Homes, many of which are being run by corrupt organized crime, and being aided in their crimes by officials at SSA. Well, how funny is it that Todd is having this Town Hall, but nothing is announced here? Most likely because Spitzer knows I would be all over that. So, kids, why do you think Toddy would be having such an event? Hmmmm? Maybe to look good to seniors, who vote? Or maybe to head off critics. He committed horribly unethical acts, to avoid testifying in court, and he is now trying to cover up. Hey, Todd, I will be there with bells on, pal, and YOU will be answering MY questions, about your role in organized crime using nursing homes.


  • John Claxton

    What happened in court today?

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  • LFOldTimer

    I loved your comparison of Hillary and Spitzer, Norberto.

    But Spitzer didn’t bleach any, right?

    Hopefully they won’t find any county emails on Tony Weiner’s computer. After all, he had 650,000. 🙂

    Thanks for being a media guy who is truly interested in exposing government shenanigans. You’re a rare bird these days.

  • astar2b

    Why not DA Chief of Staff Kang take the DA position?

    • Rivett

      Because she’s one of the few who are just as bad as Rackauckas is or Spitzer would be?

      • David Zenger

        Or because she tried one case – a parking ticket or other – and LOST it!

  • Paul Lucas

    I dont think alot of this will matter re: the DA Race unless someone steps up to challenge him. I wish Judge Goethals would run for DA.

  • Ed Romero

    I wish someone was around to HANDCUFF that corrupt Asst. Chief Probation Officer and her Gang of Drug Dealers that use to make drug deliveries right into her Office while on duty. She use to smoke so much Marijuana while on duty that my co-workers gave her the AKA/Marijuana Nancy. Oh I forgot she was a member of the Orange County GOP Central Committee and the Penal Code does not apply to them just ask both of those former Orange County Sheriff’s.

    • Paul Lucas

      ?? Who are you talking about?

  • Allan Bartlett

    Great column Norberto. Spitzer is become no more unhinged every day.

    • David Zenger

      Quit lookin’ at that knife Bartlett.

      • Allan Bartlett

        Todd was boasting yesterday on his Facebook about seeing some lady “rolling a joint” in the parking lot of a gym. I sarcastically asked him if he made another citizens arrest. He deleted my comment.

        • David Zenger

          Don’t you just feel safer with Todd on the job? I, for one, had been just worried sick about the dramatic rise in butter knife attacks in OC.

          • Allan Bartlett

            The world is filled with dangerous “bible boys” and joint rollers Dave. Spitzer will protect us.

          • David Zenger

            The world is a dangerous place. We need warriors to defend us. Well, sane people, anyway.

          • Jacki Livingston

            Question is, if you end up in a nursing home, how much of a cut does Todd take when they steal your home and life savings, and rip off the taxpayers?

          • All the more reason to start registering butter knives in this county.

        • Jacki Livingston

          Don’t feel bad, he blocked me, because I criticized his ties with corrupt nursing homes.

  • David Zenger

    I really think there is a serious mental illness going on here.

    • Jacki Livingston

      Lucky dog…