Anti-Bustamante hit pieces arrive at last

The cavalry has arrived. The OC Register reported yesterday that Carlos Bustamante had more money than God – but the anti-Bustamante hit pieces also arrived yesterday.

The first mailer is from the Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC). It depicts a couple of cute little girls under the headline “Criminals,” in both English and Spanish.

On the back of the mailer, we see Bustamante in a strange pose and the text quotes him saying, “I support the Sheriff’s innovative and effective plan to remove criminal immigrants from our streets and country.” Again, the entire mailer is bilingual.

The mailer does not note Lupe Moreno’s support for Bustamante.

The mailer was sent only to Democrat households – and quite possibly to Latino voters only, but I can’t be sure of that.

The next mailer comes to us courtesy of the Tom Umberg campaign. It rips Bustamante for being a “Bush Republican.” I can hear Bustamante gnashing his teeth as he digests this one!

The mailer states, “Carlos Bustamante is a Republican who supports President Bush’s anti-education, anti-health care, anti-immigrant agenda.”

The mailer also has a line that alludes to Moreno, Tim Whitacre, and Rosie Avila when it states, “That’s why Bustamante is endorsed by right-wing Republican leaders.” Nice.

Like the other hit piece, the mailer is bilingual.

The reverse side of the mailer (which I am not bothering to scan) depicts Tom Umberg and it tells voters that he is officially endorsed by the DPOC.

Laughably, it also states, “Umberg has always stood with our community – and Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers – fighting for affordable health care, better local schools and against gangs and drugs.”

Ironically, Umberg forgot to mention in this mailer the line in his candidate’s statement that he is proud to have jailed so many people for bringing folks over the border illegally.

The mailer also fails to note whether or not Umberg has ANY Latino support,which I thought was odd. Allegedly he has been endorsed by Jose Solorio, and we know that Claudia Alvarez is supporting him. Why not note that support?

I am told that there are three other hit pieces coming soon. In the meantime, Benny Diaz’ signs have sprouted up all over Garden Grove and Santa Ana. We are watching the end of Bustamante’s political career…

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