Coming to you straight from the American College Dictionary: "Arrogant: making unwarrantable claims or pretensions; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud; haughty, imperious, presumptuous..."
And this: "Ego: having or regarding self as the center of all things; conceit."
Sound familiar? Play these definitions back against each other and you have, in this corner, Costa Mesa Planning Commission Chairman Jim Righeimer and, facing him from the opposite corner, the Costa Mesa Police Assn.
And, in the middle, on Nov. 2, are the citizens of Costa Mesa.
They are being asked to promote Righeimer to the City Council where he would be provided a much broader stage for his massive ego presently on display in a traffic incident. Or, instead, follow the lead of the police union — already hostile to Righeimer for his stance against rising police pensions — using its muscle for a personal attack on him built on piffle.