In the early days of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. he would send a messenger with a business card to the home of his defeated political enemy.  Former District Attorney candidate Wally Wade comes to mind.  A calling card to his foes that in essence said, “I destroyed you.”  

Since we don’t have the time to find a decent messenger and we wouldn’t want the grand jury investigation to follow if we showed up at Michael J. Schroeder’s house, we have created a digital calling card of our own:  

Our calling card to Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. Simply click and print.


Simply print it out Michael and you will be the proud recipient of our calling card.  

For the past three months we have been telling you who Craig Hunter is, what he is about, and the unsavory political players that surround him.  We watched the newspapers and blogs to elicit feedback about our posts.  One of the prevailing themes was that this website was related to and somehow Bill Hunt friendly.  

That perceived theme made us laugh.  While we approve of Bill Hunt, this site was never a cheerleader for Bill Hunt.  Go back and check our posts.  When were we ever on the Bill Hunt bandwagon?  That we predicted Hunt would get flogged in the media while his challengers received flowery puff-pieces was only meant to illustrate the overbearing influence the Establishment and Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. has over the media. 

No friends, this blog was a counter-insurgency campaign against Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  Consider us similar to the American revolutionaries.  Right now in Orange County there is a war being waged.  On one side are the decent, hardworking, law-abiding citizens, and true conservatives struggling to make ends meet and do the right thing.  On the other side are the blood sucking Republican hacks, led by Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. who could care less about you.  They only care about one thing, getting rich and amassing power for the sake of power.  Power so they can feel above you.  

No one exemplifies that more than Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  He is a vile, disgusting, pathetic waste of a human being.  This site was about exposing Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. and the political hacks who surround him.  With the defeat of Craig Hunter we consider that…job well done.  

What is interesting about Schroeder’s world was his ability to control all of the elements for so many years.  Everyone marveled at how Schroeder could think five steps ahead of his political opponents.  Red Commie blogger Matthew Cunningham still dreams about it.  A five-year-old could do the same if he or she had influence over law enforcement, the courts, media, and elected officials.  No skill there.  

But something interesting has happened of late in Schroeder Fantasyland.  A wonderful thing called, chaos has set in.  Starting with his blistering defeat by the simple-minded OC Supervisor Janet Nguyen, Schroeder has failed at every endeavor he’s tried.  He lost the convicted felon Mike Carona.  He lost his law suit against HB Mayor Debbie Cook, he lost previous Sheriff candidate Paul Walters, he lost previous Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, he lost the recent California governor candidate Steve Poizner, he lost the Anthony Adams recall campaign, and now he has lost OC Sheriff candidate Craig Hunter.  

Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. is a capital “L” Loser.  What makes any of you out there think he is effective with that track record?  His grip on power has slipped and the sharks smell blood in the water.  Unfortunately Schroeder will continue to lurk in the lower cesspools of seedy political backrooms for some time to come. 

We’ll put out this little warning to any of you current or future politicos…if you think joining forces with the scum-of-the-earth Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. is in your best interest, think again.  We will be there waiting and ready to tell the truth about who you are too. 

Consider us the truth…and the truth is your worst nightmare. 


V is for Vendetta.


If R. Scott Moxley says it is so, then it is so.  From last Thursday’s OC Weekly:

Michael J. Schroeder, the legendary master of Orange County’s cutthroat politics (when he’s not running his Santa Ana chiropractic-insurance company), must have sighed in relief last month while he was on the Stockholm leg of his European vacation. Up until that point, Schroeder’s nightmare scenario was coming true: His candidate, Craig Hunter, looked destined for a last-place finish in the race for sheriff in the June 8 election.

We told you Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. owned and operated Craig Hunter.  Will you ever doubt us again?

And that, brother and sisters, is why we call Craig Hunter…Mike Carona the Second.

On May 2nd, 2010 we here at the Who is Craig Hunter blog wrote this in our post entitled, “Craig Hunter is a Sad…and a Loser“:

Mark our words.  The OC Register is a journalistic bag of crap that is controlled and operated by Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  They will do everything they can to ensure Bill Hunt does not become Sheriff, because Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. says so.  Here is the timeline for publishing in the Register:

The week of the 24th:  Hit piece on Hunt

The week prior to the election:  A second hit piece on Hunt by the editorial board and several columns by Mickadeit where he uses his writing skills to profess his extreme doubt in Hunt’s ability to lead and how his support is for Hunter.

Today in the OC Register, the editorial board formally endorsed Craig Hunter for sheriff.  No surprise to us…we told you it would happen.

Does it strike anyone who has been reading this blog (and BTW, thank you all for your support we have had thousands of hits) that we are onto something here?  Everything we said was going to happen in this election has happened.  We have predicted this week and fully expect that OC Register columnist, Frank Mickadeit will come out in favor of Craig Hunter.  Not only that, Frank is going to do his best to help Craig Hunter distance himself from Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  Frank spends an inordinate amount of time chronicling the life and times of the Schroeders in his columns.  You can find Frank drinking expensive red wine and smoking Cuban cigars with pal Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. every Friday at the Establishment hangout of choice, the Gulfstream in Carona del Mar. 

Schroeder pal, Frank Mickadeit

If you don’t remember, Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. is the  chief apologist/ political consultant/ spokesman/ attorney/ campaign chairman of the former sheriff, now convicted felon, Mike Carona.

Schroeder is on the left

Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. has supported, given money, consults, and works the levers of power for Craig Hunter.  They are joined at the hip in this process.

Craig Hunter is on the right with Tea Party wannabe Mark Harris.

With the election quickly approaching, you my brothers and sisters have a choice to make.  Are you going to accept the status quo and corrupt ways of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. and vote for Craig Hunter?

Or are you going to vote for a new tomorrow?  This election will pave the way for a brighter Orange County.  A vote against Craig Hunter is a vote for a powerful office of sheriff with a budget of $900 million dollars NOT controlled by the likes of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. 

In the words of Ronald Reagan, whom Dana Rohrabacher evoked when trying to secure the OC GOP endorsement of Mike Carona back in 2006, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago” when it comes to the OC office of Sheriff?  Were the times of Mike Carona so great?  Was it good for the sheriff’s department to have their elected officer Mike Carona led out of HQ in handcuffs?  Was it good for Orange County to have a sitting sheriff convicted of federal felony?

Who made this possible?  Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.

Who will continue the policies and corrupt practices of Mike Carona?  Craig Hunter.

And that friends, is why we call Craig Hunter…Mike Carona the Second.

The liars, losers, and lemmings of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.

Wrong again Matthew Cunningham...bad baby!

For weeks now, Red Commie blogger and diehard Craig Hunter supporter Matthew Cunningham has been prancing around and singing about how horrible Bill Hunt is as a campaign fundraiser.  If we had a nickle for every post Cunningham wrote about it, we would be millionaires.  Well, well, well let’s take a look at the totals for fundraising this past quarter…shall we?

Sandra Hutchens raised….$96,063.00…OUTSTANDING DEBTS of $157,388.79

Bill Hunt raised…$78,445.29…OUTSTANDING DEBTS of $0.00 (ZERO)

Craig Hunter raised…$42,028.00…OUTSTANDING DEBTS of $82,117.50

As a side note, Craig Hunter has had to loan his campaign $17,500.00.  Sandra Hutchens has loaned her campaign $99,709.00.

Hunt outraised Hunter almost 2 to 1.  Oh that’s gotta hurt Matthew Cunningham.  And if that isn’t interesting…Hunt came within roughly $11,000 of the sitting appointed sheriff Sandra Hutchens.  Looks like Hunt’s power-to-weight ratio was quite a bit more than the other two. 

So let’s get this straight.  Matthew Cunningham, master of campaigns and most-brilliant was WRONG about how crappy Bill Hunt is as a fundraiser???  We are shocked.  We expected so much more from Matthew Cunningham.  And from a fiscal conservative’s point-of-view, isn’t it interesting that we see the two career bureaucrats spending more than they have while the apparent true conservative of the bunch works within the budget provided.  Another reason why the OC GOP is a sham (they tried to endorse Hunter).

Sorry Matthew Cunningham…you were wrong about Mike Carona, you were wrong about Craig Hunter, and it appears you were wrong about Bill Hunt’s fundraising prowess.

Just an observation.

I'm Dave Lopez and I love working for Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.

As we accurately predicted, Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. has been a busy little bee, buzzing around Orange County this spring time.  His whimpy, limp wristed, sting has been felt as Schroeder finally pulled the trigger on his Bill Hunt hatchet job.  It came in the form of KCAL 9’s Dave Lopez.  If you remember, Dave Lopez is owned and operated by Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  Schroeder if you don’t remember is the  chief apologist/ political consultant/ spokesman/ attorney/ campaign chairman of the former sheriff, now convicted felon, Mike Carona.

We said it before in previous posts and we will explain again now.

On May 2nd, on our post titled “Craig Hunter is Sad…and a Loser” we stated the following:

“The week of the 24th:  Hit piece on Hunt”

As predicted today, May 24th, we got our hit piece on Hunt.  Dave Lopez, who we listed on April 11th, 2010 and May 21st, as being owned and operated by Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. came through…just as we said.  The play book is old, tired, and worn out.

Lopez’s story slammed Hunt for defending an innocent gang member.  How do we know it was a hatchet job by Schroeder???

I shill for Schroeder

Enter Santa Ana police chief Paul Walters, the spinless Schroeder hack, who ran for Sheriff as Schroeder’s Carona replacement during the appointment process in 2008.  If you again check our post, “Craig Hunter is a Loser” from April 20th, you will see how we documented Walters association with Schroeder.  And did Lopez identify Paul Walters as a Sandra Hutchens supporter now?


And if it couldn’t get any better, after Lopez interviewed Walters he spoke with???

I'll do anything to bust Hunt's balls.

You guessed it, Susan Kang Schroeder, the wife of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  And did Lopez identify Susan Kang Schroeder as a Craig Hunter supporter?


Dave Lopez appears to be a model of objective and unbiased reporting with the majority of his story devoted to interviewing both Walters and the verbally challenged Susan Kang Schroeder.

Now enter Frank Mickadeit, OC Register columnist.  Frank will seize the moment to run with and drag out this story for the next week.  If he can get it into next week’s paper he will do so as well.  Look for OC Register blogger Martin Wiskol to jump on the bandwagon as well.  Perhaps we can make it a threesome and have a Register editorial piece from Steven Greenhut this weekend or next.

All of the cogs in the Schroeder machine are running at full steam to destroy Bill Hunt.  And what is the end game for Schroeder?  By distancing himself from Hunter (see our previous post), who is certain to go down in an enormous ball of political flames, Schroeder shows he’s not weak.  By damaging Hunt now, Schroeder ensures a stronger Sandra Hutchens during a run-off if that occurs.  Schroeder is confident he can manipulate and bully Hutchens just as he does to Lopez, Mickadeit, Wiskol, and Greenhut.

All of this time wasted to get their candidate Craig Hunter into the number 2 position (fat chance) for a run-off with Hutchens.  Trust us when we say, Hunter’s political career is dead.  And it will be another glorious loss for Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.

But hey, that’s why we call Craig Hunter…Mike Carona the Second.

The Schroeder empire

What happens when you deal with Schroeder

Well, well, well…my haven’t the tables turned in the world of Craig Hunter.  Craig Hunter, once the darling of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq., the heir apparent to the Mike Carona throne, has been thrown under the bus by Schroederite and GOP Chairman, Scott Baugh.  It appears our campaign of subversion and A-symetric warfare has taken a toll on the Establishment players.  Good.

Let us explain.

Whilst perusing the Red Commie blog, we came across a new little gem written by JL “Buzz” Aguirre.  In this less than masterfully concocted pile of crap, “Buzz” gives a partial “expert” analysis of where the OC Sheriff’s race stands as of this moment.  “Buzz” speaks of several things and we will start with this:

“The race pits Mr, [sic] Hunt and Mr. Hunter against the Real Machine – now, the Real  Machine is the same behind the scenes machine, largely responsible for Sheriff Hutchens’ appointment, in the first place, and not the OCGOP”.

The “Real Machine”?  Are you kidding you with this bag of crap???  Pardon our French but there are few words to convey our disbelief at the pile of trash “Buzz” is trying to write.  The “Real Machine” is the OCGOP and its’ Chairman Scott Baugh.  The “Real Machine” is Michael J. Schroeder, Esq.  The “Real Machine” is Mike Carona.  The “Real Machine” is DA Tony Rackauckas.  The “Real Machine” is the OC Register’s Frank Mickadeit.  The “Real Machine” is Craig Hunter.  That Hunt and Hunter are running against the “Real Machine” makes absolutely zero sense.

Don’t you sit over there in your White Palace, “Buzz” and think we will sit idly by while you try to distort the record on who or what the “Real Machine” is all about.  Just like Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. and his protegé for sheriff, Craig Hunter, you think we are stupid, ignorant, uninformed little people with small minds.  You couldn’t be further from reality.

Look at what “Buzz” is trying to do for Schroeder and his cronies.  They know Hunter is a Loser…apparently they have been reading our blog.  They know Hunter isn’t just going to lose, but he is going to lose big.  They can’t control Hunt, therefore they can’t have a sheriff’s department with Hunt.  Who does that leave them?  Hutchens.  They are pulling away from Hunter so his massive loss this June 8th doesn’t taint their already blood stained hands.  Additionally, Hunter’s loss will show just how weak Schroeder has become.  Schroeder wouldn’t want that now, would he?

Don’t believe us?  Get a load of what “Buzz” says next:

“OC Sheriff candidate Craig Hunter agreed with the Baugh Initiative – the Kiss of Death. We caught up with Chairman Baugh to get his reaction on our prediction for the OC Sheriff’s race. Although Craig Hunter pledged to abide by the Baugh Initiative, his (Hunters’) reasoning according to Baugh is not consistent with the initiative. Rather than resulting in reform, Hunter took the pledge because he thinks that taking money from the people you work with is tantamount to conflict of interest. Further, Mr. Baugh questions Mr. Hunters’ commitment to the race. Moreover, even if fully committed, Mr. Hunter lacks the experience running for elected office, as is the case with the OC Sheriff 2010 race.”

Craig Hunter must be pissed.  We would be.  So since their boy is gonna lose, and lose big, now they are saying via Baugh that they “question” Hunter’s “commitment” to the race and Hunter “lacks the experience running for elected office”!!!  Are we living in fantacyland?

Schroeder and company have been talking up Hunter’s experience as a deputy chief of Anaheim for months.  They have been hyping him as God’s greatest gift to public service.  Just click on our post here where Jack Anderson, mouthpiece the OC GOP, Baugh, and Schroeder, proclaims at the OC GOP Central Committee meeting how qualified Hunter is for the job.  But in a completely odd turn-of-events, now it seems Hunter’s job experience doesn’t seem to matter so much and his campaigning experience is lacking.  Oh and by the way, Hunter isn’t very committed to the race either.  Talk about 180 degrees.

I’m serious, we can’t make this heaping steamy pile of cow dung up.

Let us continue using the same quote.  Baugh then goes on to question Hunter’s motives for taking the Baugh pledge.  Baugh says Hunter’s reasons for taking the pledge were, “not consistent with the initiative”.  Why might you ask?  Because Hunter’s interpretation of the pledge has more to do with not taking money from those you work with rather than being anti-union.  Are you serious? 

So let us get this straight…because Hunter is a Loser, and you Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. are going to lose big on June 8th, you are also going to speculate and use the excuse that Hunter’s definition of the Baugh anti-union pledge was not the same definition of said pledge?  Oh and let’s not forget that while Hunter took the Baugh pledge to not seek out or obtain a union endorsement what did Hunter do?  In March of this year he sought out the sheriff’s union endorsement.  Hypocrisy in action.

We have two thoughts on this.  Schroeder and Baugh are one, back peddling on their failed experiment in the Mike Carona repeat, and two, they are seriously throwing Hunter under the bus…strike-that, it’s a train.  So much for loyalty.

What you are witnessing is Schroeder at his best, or worst, whichever way you like to look at it.  Since Schroeder and the Establishment have a Loser (Hunter) on their hands that, let us remind you, they hand-picked, now it’s off to the races to discredit Hunter, destroy his credibility, demean his standing further, and chalk up his Loser-ness to not being “committed” enough and not “interpreting” the Baugh pledge correctly.  It’s not our fault they say, it’s Hunter’s.

Does any of this strike you as dirty, rotten, filthy, low-ball, lowest common-denominator, politics?  Ladies and Gentlemen, this is classic Michael J. Schroeder, and he has once again revealed his true self.  First he tries to replace Mike Carona with Craig Hunter.  As that pie-in-the-sky dream crumbles, Schroeder does what Schroeder does best…he tries to re-write history or in the case of Craig Hunter, write off the candidate.  Old habits die-hard.

When you make a deal with the devil Craig Hunter, the devil is in the details.  Apparently you didn’t read the fine print.  And this further proves what we have been saying about you for the past several months.  When you enter into a contract with the likes of Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. it says more about your character, morals, beliefs, and ethics than the words you utter or the past accomplishments you have earned.  To align yourself with that filthy, rotten, dirty, two-bit king-maker, Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. speaks volumes about your lack of character, morals, beliefs, and ethics Craig Hunter. 

As Schroeder and Baugh pull the rug out from underneath of you and begin their destruction of your pathetic reputation, we look on and watch…with a smile on our face.

And that is why we call Craig Hunter, Mike Carona the Second.

We here at the Who is Craig Hunter blog love to tell a story.  We have been telling you tales of political intrigue, corruption, and scandal surrounding Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. and his handpicked protegé for OC Sheriff, Craig Hunter.  We have told you about the connections between Schroeder and the former, now disgraced, convicted felon, ex-Sheriff, Mike Carona.  If you recall Michael J. Schroeder, Esq. is  the  chief apologist/ political consultant/ spokesman/ attorney/ campaign chairman of Mike Carona.  We have told you about Schroeder and his connections to the various politicos, political operatives, and media elite here in Orange County.  And we have told you about the danger of having one man in control of so many political players…especially Craig Hunter.

Well it’s time for us to sit back, relax, crack open a nice cold beer and enjoy the moment with a lovely flow chart we came up with to illustrate all that we have told you.  A picture is worth a thousand words…be sure to click on it to get the full effect. 

The Schroeder Empire