“Braveheart?” The Times chronicles the dark side of Carona.

Times chronicles the dark side of Carona

Braveheart. That is the code word that the four deputies assigned to guard Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona used to refer to him, according to a front page story in today’s Times Orange County edition. Braveheart? I think not. I’m sure that Times readers will come up with other nicknames once they finish reading the story, which carefully notes all of Carona’s transgressions. And there are many.

I won’t bore my readers with the details. The Times article does not divulge anything we haven’t seen written elsewhere, except for the “braveheart” story, which is an instant classic. What is most interesting about this story is the fact that readers of Jon Fleischman’s blog, the Flash Report, won’t find out about it at his website. Fleischman writes that his blog is all about “passing along to people some of the most interesting and provocative columns and stories.” Really? I think it was pretty interesting and provacative to find out that Carona’s abuses merited such a huge write-up in the Times.

Sadly, Fleischman won’t report any negative news about his boss, Carona. If you want to read daily updates of political news in California, without the overt editing/censureship, go to www.calnews.com. They included the Times article in today’s links. If you would like to read the Times article, go to http://www.latimes.com/news/local/orange/la-me-carona21jan21,0,917661.story?page=1&coll=la-editions-orange.

Clearly, Carona must go. Thank God he has plenty of opponents. I’m pulling for Lt. Bill Hunt (http://billhuntforsheriff.com/) but Commander Ralph Martin is also picking up speed lately (http://www.ralphmartinforocsheriff.org/). Anyone would be better than “Braveheart” Carona at this point.

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