Wednesday, September 1, 2010

If There Were New Bosses, They'd Be The Same

At OC Weekly, Gustavo Arellano didn't like the New York Times article about Orange County's purported political transformation. After questioning its sourcing and findings, Arellano (author of Orange County: A Personal History) added:
[E]ven if Orange County was somehow more liberal than in the past, what good have our so-called liberal leaders have done? The two truest Dem towns, SanTana and Irvine, are paragons of spiteful, wasteful, dirty-tricks political machines (run by friends Larry Agran and Don Papi Pulido, respectfully) that would make Daley's Chicago seem like Mayberry. The Dems spend more time playing footsie with their Republican opposition than cultivating strong candidates--hence, the painful slaughter they experience in nearly every partisan race every two years.

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