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Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray

Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray

Over at TheLiberalOC.com, Dan Chmielewski posted this interview with Anaheim Councilwoman Kris Murray. Dan and I see eye-to-eye on very little in terms of politics, but we’ve become friends over the years and are able to debate issues with mutual respect – unlike the Orcs of the OC blogosphere who view disagreement as a call to destroy.

In any case, I’ll a portion of the interview, the rest of which you can read on LOC:

Surrogates arranged for me to speak with Anaheim council member Kris Murray about a week and a half ago.  We had a long discussion — at least 90 minutes — off the record.  And then she agreed to an on the record interview which you’ll find posted below.

From a policy standpoint, we agreed to disagree on matters pertaining to the Light Rail project near Disneyland and on council redistricting.  I found her to be smart, pleasant, and knowledgeable on the issues we discussed.  I didn’t find her to be evil incarnate, “Maleficent” the evil Disney queen, or a litany of other phrases used to describe her that you wouldn’t want your wife, daughter or mother to ever be called.  I’ll go out on a limb and say now she’ll likely never get the support from this blog for any elected office moving forward but there’s no reason not to engage her in a detailed discussion on policy. And publishing heranswers doesn’t mean we agree with her on policy issues.  Dialogue is important.

Now that Ms. Murray is putting these statements on the record, readers are free to address them specifically.

Q. Before we get started, would you like to make any statements or address any specific misperceptions?

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