The $4900 Cigar

The government establishment you scratch my back and I will scratch yours wheel never stops.

This fundraising faux pas is Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s, who is holding a Cigar Night fundraiser at a local Fullerton cigar store.

Sounds pretentious at best and a clear endorsement of old, backroom patriarchy at worst.

This from a so called champion of women’s rights!

What makes this particularly offensive is that the fundraiser is none other than “O Strategies“.

“O” for Ortega or FFFF exposed Adan Ortega, the so called water industry consultant.

A quick check of Ortega’s consulting company website shows team member Jesus Quirk-Silva listed as Local Issues and Engagement Director.

Oh, and Jesus Quirk-Silva is also employed as a current Fullerton City Councilman.

If you recall, Jesus Quirk-Silva fought hard to keep his boss Ortega as Fullerton’s appointee to the Metropolitan Water District.

I guess his employer needed the appointment to keep his sham water consulting/racketeering gig viable and in return, Jesus Quirk-Silva’s wife gets cash for her campaign war chest as she heads into the finals, mano a mano battle against an unknown Soo Yoo.

You scratch my back and I will scratch yours.

Sharon Quirk-Silva should have saved Jesus Quirk-Silva the grief and kept this whole smoking jamboree invite only and not promoted it by posting flyers all over downtown.

She might be just that tone deaf.

It could be she is just that dumb.

Or perhaps she is arrogant and internalizes misogyny.

Would you shell out $5,000 to have a stogie with Sharon?

I mean, what would the anti-smoking Latino mothers of South Fullerton feel about their role model smoking a big fat cigar with the boyz?

I guess we should ask, “What would Jesus do”?