Tom Tait

Some Thoughts On The Council Election Results

What to make of Tuesday’s election? Mayor Tom Tait was elected to a second term, Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray was the top vote-getter for council, and Councilwoman Gail Eastman has apparently been narrowly edged out by James Vanderbilt, a member of the Anaheim City School District Board of Education whom Tait recruited at the beginning of the year to ...

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Tait Tramples Truth and Integrity

“Election season often brings out the ugliest in people. Negative attack ads and misrepresentations have become commonplace” (Orange County Register, 2014). No greater misrepresentations have been made toward opponents during this election than ones by Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor. Tait has indirectly accused two council members running for re-election, Gail Eastman and Kris Murray, of (a) betraying the public trust, ...

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The Tait-Vanderbilt-Moreno Popular Front

We’re near the finish line for the Anaheim elections. On the council side of things, the real choice before Anaheim voters is between re-electing Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman, or replacing them with two members of Anaheim City School District Board of Education: James Vanderbilt and Jose F. Moreno. Vanderbilt is a Republican and Moreno is ...

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Kring on Tait: “Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor”

This came over the transom from the Lucille Kring for mayor campaign: Anaheim Doesn’t Need A Conflicted Mayor Dear Matthew,   Yesterday’s Orange County Register made the following comment about Mayor Tom Tait:  “If a bully pulpit never transforms or shapes law, it’s merely an impotent podium.” I couldn’t agree more.  Sadly, that is exactly what Anaheim has in Tom Tait. ...

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OC Register’s Shallow Editorials

My morning cup of Newman’s Special Blend (extra bold) suddenly tasted bitter after reading the editorial on the front page of the Opinion section of Sunday’s Orange County Register (OCR). The meaning of biased and sometimes unwarranted criticism was clear: kudos to Tom Tait, Anaheim’s mayor; boos to Curt Pringle, the city’s former mayor.  The editorial began, “Election season often brings ...

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Jose Moreno Wants Create A New Entitlement Program: City-Subsidized Child-Care

On his campaign website, Jose F. Moreno says he will protect the city’s “fiscal stability.”  Creating a new city-funded entitlement program isn’t how one normally goes about doing that. Yesterday, the Voice of OC published an article in which Moreno calls for city government to provide subsidized child-care to Anaheim residents – or at least  assume he would limit it ...

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Double-Standards and Myths from Team Tait on Campaign Spending, Measure L

Anaheim Insider here. Voice of OC’s Adam Elmahrek published an article yesterday on Disney campaign spending, accompanied by indignation and astonishment from Team Tait, their stocks in trade. Elmahrek also managed to ignore the topic of the Tait/Ahmanson negative campaign blitz altogether. Tait advisor John Lewis told the Orange County Register that Disneyland is keenly interested in making sure the ...

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Sources: Tait Supporting Left-Winger Jose Moreno for City Council

The Tait for Mayor campaign posted this photo on its Facebook page this week: Why take a photo of Mayor Tom Tait with council candidate Jose Moreno thanking him “for his leadership” and post it on the Tait campaign Facebook page for the benefit of Tait campaign supporters – rather than on his non-campaign mayoral Facebook page? The Tait campaign ...

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Tait Family Trust Sinks to New Low With Another Smear Against Kris Murray

Anaheim Insider here. The Tait Family Trust and Home Savings of America heir Howard Ahmanson have spent this month stretching the truth in their campaign mail attacks (done through the California Homeowners Association IE committee) against Mayor Pro Tem Kris Murray and Councilwoman Gail Eastman. The IE campaign is part of Mayor Tom Tait’s attempt to defeat his two GOP ...

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