A Public Offer to Michele Martinez (& other AD-69iana)

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Ad for '69 Pontiac

Type "AD-69" into Google Images and this is one of the first ones that comes up: an ad for the 1969 Pontiac GTO, which our crack research staff suggests may feature a young Tom Daly.

Our vicious blog-brethren at Liberal OC have posted “softball” questions and answers for the Democratic candidates for the new Assembly District 69.  Speaking for OJB, which I can do so long as Vern doesn’t notice it, I applaud their industry in pursuing this story and their wisdom in posting it during a period where, from what I can tell, many readers are on vacation.

This journalistic coup is undercut only by the failure or refusal (or “failfusal”) of Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez to submit her answers to their softball questions, for which the Lib OC team held up publication.  They have just gone ahead with the answers of Julio Perez and Tom Daly, the latter of whom we believe may be featured in the above prescient AD-69-themed ad for the enchilada-sauce-colored 1969 Pontiac GTO (which we further understand stood for “Go, Tom! Olé!”), and told Councilwoman Martinez that it is now too late for her to answer their softball questions.  The Liberal train has left the OC station!

Well, we here at THE Orange Juice Blog are happy to proclaim that our train never leaves the station!  (Let me rephrase.  Our trains do leave the station, but they are then followed by other trains.)  The point is: if Michele Martinez wants to send her answers to OJB, even at this late date, we will publish them in the interests of fair play.  And then I will personally go to that post on Lib OC, leave a comment letting them know that we have the goods on how Michele Martinez answers softball questions, and depart with an epic “nanny nanny boo boo” and invitation for their readers to link here for more.

Congratulations also to St. John’s Ranch (I’m translating “Rancho Santiago” to English in case Tom Daly is reading) Community College District Board Member John Hanna, prominently featured endorsing both Perez and Daly.   In fact, I’m going to add an eleventh question to the softballs for Michele: did you ask John Hanna to endorse you as well?  If not, why not?  Maybe it’s not too late.

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About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney and General Counsel of CATER. His anti-corruption work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, leading them to work with the Democratic Party of Orange County Chair and other co-conspirators (who had long detested the internal oversight his presence provided) to remove him from the position of DPOC North Vice Chair of in violation of party rules and any semblance of due process. He also runs for office sometimes. Unless otherwise specifically stated, none of his writings prior to that lawless putsch ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. He tries to either suppress or openly acknowledge his partisan, issue, ideological, and "good government" biases in most of his writing here. If you have a question about any particular writing, just ask him about it and (unless you are an pseudonymous troll) he will probably answer you at painful length. He lives in Beautiful Bountiful Brea, but while he may brag about it he generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for candidates including Wendy Gabriella in AD-73; he doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. He does advise some campaigns informally and (except where noted) without compensation.