Monday, March 17, 2014 – 11:00 p.m.

When it was Sheriff-Coroner John McMahon in the tank, it was an accident.

But, when it’s District Attorney candidate Grover Merritt. It’s intentional, despicable, dastardly, and outrageous!

We said dastardly right?


McMahon’s and District Attorney Michael A. Ramos’ consultant is sure making the contests for both offices rather entertaining. Actually, he’s single-handedly providing all the entertainment.

I was almost going to search for a Tweety Bird and Sylvester cartoon clip to augment this post.

Poor Newport Coast Campaign Consultant Dave Ellis must have his hands full these days. One of his candidates is out of control, the other, a dear in the headlights.

The issue over Merritt’s ballot statement appears to be one of the sources of local political entertainemnt this week.

Dick Dastardly

Dick Dastardly

Apparenty, Ellis forgot about his self-description of an “accident” with the McMahon campaign incident from a month, or so, ago.

Yes, we’re sure our readers remember the debacle involving McMahon’s campaign website. You know? That mistake involving hundreds of people on his endorsement list, that really never endorsed the appointed incumbent.

Yes, those hundreds of names that purportedly was a clerical oversight, according to Ellis.

“We’re going to scrub the list” before we put it back up, Ellis proclaimed!

We’ll this evening that list has a whopping sixteen endorsements.

Maybe there’s some lingering confusion still. After all, it kinda stings when people on the original list start calling up the local paper saying they don’t know who McMahon is.

One has to enjoy the alternate realities here.

Anyways, here’s the view from the McMahon website, post-scrub!


Important Organizations Endorsing John McMahon for Sheriff

The Safety Employees Benefit Association (SEBA)

The San Bernardino School Police Officers Association

The San Bernardino County Police and Sheriff Association

The Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

San Bernardino Public Employees Association

Paul Cook, United States Congressman

Geoff Dean, Sheriff – Ventura County

Donny Youngblood, Sheriff Coroner – Kern County

Ralph Obenburger, Sheriff Coroner – Mono County

Bill Brown, Sheriff Coroner – Santa Barbara County

Robert Handy, Chief of Police – City of Huntington Beach

Acquanetta Warren, Mayor- City of Fontana

Erik Hopley, Chief of Police – City of Ontario

Mark Garcia, Chief of Police – City of Redlands

Jeff Mendenhall, Chief of Police – City of Upland

Miles Pruitt, Chief of Police – City of Chino

Partial Listing