What will the Lib OC bloggers do now that their gal Janet Nguyen has endorsed Van Tran?


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It was surely a matter of time.  Supervisor Janet Nguyen was being pressured on all sides by her fellow Republican politicians and today the damn broke as she “hosted a press conference announcing her support for Republican Congressional Candidate Van Tran (CA-47) at Tran’s Garden Grove campaign headquarters,” according to a Tran campaign press release.

“Tran and Nguyen, both big-name power brokers in the Vietnamese community, have carried on a chilly rivalry for years,” according to the O.C. Register.

Nguyen used to be Tran’s protege.  They even honeymooned together with their spouses.  Things got frosty when Nguyen first ran for the Garden Grove City Council – and she refused to use the vendors Tran demanded that she work with.  When you think about it, that was a strange way for Nguyen to pay back Tran for supporting her.  She has since garnered a well-deserved reputation for backstabbing.

This past April Nguyen angered most of Little Saigon when she tried to take over the Black April event in Westminster, that annually commemorates the Fall of Saigon.  Nguyen pulled a city permit and tried to muscle the community groups that normally run that event.  Tran’s allies on the Westminster City Council intervened and made sure she got the morning hours and the community groups got the more important evening hours.  Nguyen was thoroughly punked.  In fact Nguyen was so rebuked by her own people that her Chief of Staff, Andrew Do, was ousted thereafter.  That is how Nguyen rolls.

How bitter is Nguyen today?  She dreamed of going to Congress – and now it appears that Tran is going to go instead.  And Nguyen had no choice but to back him or risk party retribution in two years, when she will have to defend her Supervisorial seat, in the blue First Supervisorial District.  It is thought that Assemblyman Jose Solorio may take her on in 2012, in a district that includes his home base of Santa Ana.

The Liberal OC’s editor, Chris Prevatt, the #1 Jannie!

And how crazed must the traitorous Democratic bloggers at the fading Liberal OC blog be?  They have always hung on every word that Nguyen has uttered.  Now they are in the odd position of pimping for Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, while their gal Nguyen endorses Sanchez’ Republican opponent – Tran.  Ouch!  This is one story you surely won’t read about on the Liberal OC.  In fact, I just checked.  They have two stories up ripping fellow Democrats, and one story ripping Tran, but no mention of their gal Nguyen backing Tran.  That figures.

Will Nguyen’s endorsement help or hurt Tran?  That is hard to say.  It could be a push.  But man it must have really hurt her to have to suck it up and back her old mentor!


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