There is a newly minted blog called OC Daily, evidently the brain child of GOP slime ball Dave Gilliard, and operated by another small-time hack named Matthew Cunningham. A Friend directed my attention to this post written by Cunningham about our recent Fullerton election that blames Larry Bennetts’ fourth place finish on a divided GOP – basically throwing the rat on Bruce Whitaker (by name) for not supporting Bennett, due lack of supposed conservative purity on the part of the latter. Cunningham also points out Bennett’s broad bi-partisan support as an indication of his strength.
Since this post shared a link to Bennett’s fabulous list of endorses, I will too. Except that I will pick out a few familiar names and add some piquant commentary that may come as surprise to those who hold the opinion that these endorsements have much value outside the aging little clique who signed on. They won’t surprise you, Friends.
|Bob Huff||CA State Senate bag man for Redevelopment profiteers|
|Dick Ackerman||State Senate Minority Leader – Retired (Tried to sell OC Fair to pals, tried to carpetbag wife into Assembly; 1994 & 2012 recall opponent)|
|Jennifer Fitzgerald||RINO Mayor – lobbyist for Curt Pringle; refuses to release client list|
|Jan Flory||Mayor Pro Tem, 2012 recall opponent; illegal water tax supporter; supported utility tax in 1993|
|John (Jack) Bedell, Ph.D.||RINO Vice President Orange County Board of Education, recently smeared Chris Norby in BoE election|
|Molly Mc Clanahan||North OC Community College Vice President (recalled from Fullerton council in 1994 for unnecessary utility tax|
|Hilda Sugarman||RINO Fullerton School Board Vice President,|
|Janny Meyer||RINO Fullerton School Board Member; wife of previous city manager|
|Chris Meyer||Former Fullerton City Manager (holder of MASSIVE pension; oversaw a city government with zero accountability)|
|Paul Dudley||Former Director of Community Development (responsible for massive over development of Fullerton)|
|Dick Ackerman||Former Mayor (see above; this scumbag is so repulsive he gets listed TWICE)|
|Don Bankhead||Former Mayor, only person in the history of California to be recalled Twice from the same office|
|Buck Catlin||Former Mayor, recalled in 1994 for imposition of unnecessary utility tax, father of Janny Meyer|
|F. Richard Jones||Former Mayor, recalled in 2012; rude, bombastic Southern-fried imbecile|
|Linda LeQuire||Former Mayor, repulsive former councilperson resurrected for nasty duty every election cycle|
|Molly Mc Clanahan||Former Mayor (also listed TWICE did I metioned she was recalled?)|
|Leland Wilson||Former Mayor,(RINO- mitigating factor – got rid of Flory in 2002)|
|Peter Godfrey||Former Mayor Pro Tem, completely useless RINO|
|Pat Mc Kinley||Former Council Member, recalled in 2012 – created the FPD Culture of Corruption “I hired them all”|
|Jim Blake||Former MWD Board, busted partying on the taxpayers dime as the perpetual appointee to the MWD|
|Rick Crane||Former Planning Commissioner, Redevelopment Agency bonanza beneficiary|
|Samuel Han||Former Planning Commission, Grace Ministries front man for dad and booze peddler map supporter|
|Roy LeQuire||Former Planning Commissioner, spouse of Linda LeQuire, above|
|Wade Richmond||Former Planning Commissioner ( Bankhead crony since the year 1492)|
|Jim Alexander||Local small-time lobbyist|
|Carol Bankhead||Wife of Don Bankhead|
|Karen Dudley||Wife of Paul Dudley, above|
|Norma Jones||Wife of Richard Joes, above|
|Tony Florentine||(Guy who buil restaurant addition on public sidewalk; operated illegal dance club)|
|Pat Florentine||Spouse of sidewalk grabber, above|
|Barbara McKinley||Wife of Pat Mckinley, above|
So, basically Bennett was the front man for Old Fullerton, the same crew that has done everything possible to keep Fullerton in a weird stasis in which they ran the show. These were the people that fought BOTH recalls, tooth and nail; that imposed a utility tax in 1993, that have given away the store to the public employees and upper managers alike; that stole $27,000,000 from us in illegal water taxes, denied it, and never even bothered to say “sorry;” that enabled a Culture of Corruption to pervade the FPD, who denied its existence contrary to all the evidence, and who hid behind their curtains when an innocent man was bludgeoned to death by their own little Praetorian Guard.
And every rancid step of the way proclaiming with hosannas their dedication to “good government.”
These are the people who now survive in ever-dwindling numbers, their days long past, who see in people like Fitzgerald and Bennett some sort of embryonic form in which their own feeble genetic material is passed on.
Blaming Whitaker for not backing Bennett? How about shame on all of those who did? Electing Republicans qua Republicans, even though they are supported by all of Fullerton’s Old Guard liberals, instead of principled conservatives is how we got into the place we are today – awash in red ink, overdeveloped and with zero accountability in sight.