Adios Claudio! Gracias por todo…

Claudio Gallegos wrote his last post for the Orange Juice today. He is moving on but won’t be forgotten. He put this blog on the map…by agreeing to join a Republican (me, at the time) in discussing O.C. politics in a bipartisan way that had never been done before.

It happened back in December of 2005. I introduced Claudio to our readers in this post. He got started right away with his early 2006 endorsements.

On April 1, 2007, Claudio declared his campaign for Congress. But it was an April Fool’s joke! Claudio would however be a great candidate for whatever office he might be interested in. I suspect however that he won’t toss his hat in the political ring for a few years yet…

He wrote his first Coarsening of America from the Right post on June 14, 2007. And his last one on November 2 of this year.

He wrote his first Martin Millard Monday post on August 7 of this year, and his last Millard post on November 5 of this year.

And he started his landmark Ignorance to Enlightenment series on June 5, 2007, and finished it on August 9 of this year.

Claudio told us one he had one more week to go, and then he wrote parts one and two of his farewell to the Orange Juice.

I don’t have enough time to go back through every post Claudio ever wrote for us. Suffice to say he put his soul into everything he wrote. In the process he led me down the road to independence. For that I am every grateful.

Vaya con Dios Claudio! Gracias por todo. You will always have a home here at the Orange Juice.

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