Warner Herzog: OJB Prepares to Bump Up VOC’s YouTube Numbers


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I’m not exactly sure what we haven’t done this before, but let’s try it now.  The number to beat is 171 – that’s how many views this Voice of OC video had gotten as of 5:00 p.m. today. Watch this video, which was posted last Friday, to learn about a new scandal or two.

I’ve been wondering about the Lake Forest situation that has led now-former Councilman Peter Herzog to resign while blasting his City Council colleagues for what sounds a lot like a junior varsity version of the Anaheim shenanigans.  (Mostly, I’ve been thinking “who the heck are we going to get to write about this?”)  Then it occurred to me: Nick Gerda already wrote about it, and we’re not going to do a better job of it, so just go read his story.  Herzog’s warnings — do you get the story title now? – about Council capture by local special interests, and how we’re not doing a good job of vetting our public officials, strike home.

(Hey, Peter Herzog — if you want to run for Fifth District Supervisor or something, you might well have a following!  Then again, you’ll have to deal with David Zenger’s brutally funny comment on the VOC people: “Citizens, rise up! …  I quit.”  Yeah, maybe not quitting would have been a better idea.  Still, good luck!)

The video covers other matters including the developing Fairgrounds Story, about which Vern will likely have more to say.

Now go bump up the VOC’s numbers on that video so that they will fear our enormous power.  Go!  Shoo!

herzog grizzly man audio

Peter Herzog listening to the agonizing sounds of Lake Forest being devoured alive by special interests (or possibly Werner Herzog doing something similar in “Grizzly Man”; I spilled coffee on my notes.)


About Greg Diamond

Worker's rights attorney now moving into "good governance" litigation. North Vice Chair of Democratic Party of Orange County and occasional candidate. Proud to be prolix. Unless otherwise specifically stated, his writings never speak 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 Brea but generally doesn't blog about it. A family member works as a campaign treasurer for 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 without compensation, although in 2014 he may receive some compensation for campaign consulting and fundraising for the campaign of Jorge Lopez for Orange County Assessor.