Political Consultant John Shallman and "non-public figure" John Shallman speaking at a public event.
In opening, for those in the Mayor Sam cybersphere audience who may wonder why our earlier posts regarding "questions" about Political Consultant John Shallman, 46th Assembly District Candidate Brian Johnson and other "possible" collaborations they may have to other national organizations in this current 46 AD race, they have been removed due to the following email from Shallman to Mayor Sam Blog owner Michael Higby. (We bold the key points of his email)
I'm not sure if you still own Mayor Sam, but I'm assuming you do.
Over the course of the last several years or so, Scott Johnson has
made numerous false and defamatory statements about me. While he and
you have a right to your opinion, you do NOT have the right to injure
a private citizen with libelous statements--like this preposterous
connection to the Tea Party. Today, this blogpost crossed the line.
Johnson is falsely stating that because I was the victim of a crime
and lost money, I have taken on the Tea Party as a client to help
Brian Johnson. There is so much wrong with this that I do not know
where to begin.
You are officially on notice to take it down.
I do not work for the Tea Party. I do not work for Brian Johnson. Ihave never worked for Laurette Healey. I am not a public figure or an
elected official. As a private citizen, the burden you have to prove
your claims are significantly higher. You will fail to do so because
you cannot prove something that is utterly false.
I will say this: As a victim of a crime, I will not stand to be re-victimized.
Sincerely,John Shallman (** For the record, I did respond to Mr. Shallman's email but at this time I have not be given a reply to my overture which I will post at the end of this musing)
Thus, not wanting to provoke another legal letter from the likes of Stephen Kaufman, we like to ask these questions of "private citizen" John Shallman and extend an invitation to him to offer his answers which will be posted here at Mayor Sam. Lets call this an interactive exercise in "citizen journalism".
First Mr. Shallman, as noted above in the photographs of your numerous speaking engagements (which include comments on the record) include one that denotes you as a "democratic political consultant", does that qualify you as a "public figure"?
Third Mr. Shallman,
you stated that you never worked for the Laurette Healey for Assembly Campaign, Does that campaign owe you a retraction or "correction of fact" for this statement made on their website?
Healey’s campaign team ** is led by General Consultant, John Shallman, and his firm Shallman Communications. Healey lives in Sherman Oaks, with her partner Marcia Davalos, Regional Director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California.
** Maybe you and former Impeached President Bill Clinton might want to compare notes on the "meaning of is"?
Fourth Mr. Shallman, are you the consultant or will the Secretary of State records denotes you as such after its next reporting period, for the following IE Committee?
Vote Brian Johnson for Assembly 2012, a Valley Allianceto Prepare Our Children for Tomorrow's Workforce, A Coalition ofEdVoice IE Committee, Valley Parents, Educators and Business Leaders,EdVoice Independent Expenditure Committee, to support Brian Johnson'scandidacy for AD 46, Charles Bell Jr., 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600,
Sacramento, CA 95814Sacramento, CA 95814Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 442 7757; Sarah Lillis, 1107 Ninth St.,
Suite 680, Sacramento, CA 95814Suite 680, Sacramento, CA 95814Suite 680, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 448 3868, Bill Lucia, 1107 Ninth St., Suite 680, Sacramento, CA 95814, 916 448 3868.
Fifth Mr. Shallman, if you are the consultant to the IE Committee noted above, what concerns do you have about Charles Bell Jr Tea Party client? Would disgraced Democratic Treasurer Kinde Durkee have taken on a client with tea party ties?
Once again Mr. Shallman, we invite you to submit your replies to email@example.com and grant you equal time to share your responses with our audience, in the spirit of reporting the facts
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14 ** My response to Mr. Shallman after the jump.
I have review your email to Mr. Higby regarding my supposed multi-year endeavor to do damage to your reputation via false and defamatory statements. I should state that my past musings on your work within the world of political consulting are not based upon any personal malice, but in the spirit in reporting the truth.
Thus in the spirit of accuracy, can you state specific examples from the Mayor Sam of statements written by me that you find defamatory. If they are incorrect, then you deserve a correction.
2011: Shallman is lead consultant to Laurette Healey's 2012 campaign in the 46th Assembly District.
Next Mr. Shallman, are you the consultant for the following IE Committee?
Vote Brian Johnson for Assembly 2012, a Valley Alliance
to Prepare Our Children for Tomorrow's Workforce, A Coalition of
Ed Voice IE Committee, Valley Parents, Educators and Business Leaders,
Ed Voice Independent Expenditure Committee, to support Brian Johnson's candidacy for AD 46,
Further, does this committee share the same treasurer as the "National Tea Party Group"?
Charles Bell Jr., 455 Capitol Mall, Suite 600,
Sacramento, CA 95814
In closing, its my paramount concern to present the facts and only information that can be substantiated in my writings here at Mayor Sam as exampled in our past post about your use o recycle campaign material (ie. Titanic Piece).
I look forward to your response.
Labels: 46th Assembly District, Brian Johnson, john shallman, laurette healey, National Tea party