Joint Orange Juice-Liberal OC ‘Headline this Voice of OC Story’ Reader Contest: San Diego Edition

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First and most importantly, you have to read this story in the Voice of OC.

Now.  Just do it.

I realize that this is not the way you should have to, or would want to, start off your day, but if you have any interest of involvement in Southern California electoral politics, you’re going to want to have read it — and you might as well do so now, when the jolt it gives you can save you the cost of a cup of coffee for the morning.

Go.  Then come back.  Seriously: go now.  Don’t spoil the surprise.

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Continue no further with this story until you read the Voice of OC’s report.

Chris Prevatt of our rival publication The Liberal OC and I were talking last night with several other political figures about this story.  If there was a consensus, beyond our cracking up at it, it was probably that the Voice’s headline did not quite do the contents justice.  So, we decided that we would both start a reader contest.  (Whether he’ll go through with it, I don’t know, but I surely can’t resist it.)  (Update: HE DID!)

Here’s the contest: Come up with a better headline for this story.  For your first submission, take no more than 15 seconds.  After that, you can offer up as many as you’d like.

So as not to pollute your creative processes, the initial reactions of both me and Chris are in a comment below.  Enjoy — and be happy that this is not your Weekend Open Thread.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. One of his daughters co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)