Register confirms that Latino legislators did not support Joe Dunn for Supervisor

The O.C. Register has finally confirmed something I wrote back on January 5, “Last fall, Orange County labor leaders faced their own breaking point. Many seethed privately when they failed to garner endorsements for their chosen candidate for the 1st Supervisory District election scheduled this June. Promoting former state Sen. Joe Dunn, labor failed to garner endorsements from Rep. Loretta Sanchez, state Sen. Lou Correa or Assemblyman Jose Solorio.”

That’s right – central Orange County’s Latino legislators turned a collective cold shoulder to Dunn. And now Nick Berardino, the head of the Orange County Employer’s Association has spent several hundred thousand dollars registering voters in the area as a way to increase leverage against the Latino legislators.

Wouldn’t it be easier to just develop good Latino candidates? And to admit that Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido has ruined most of the current crop of Latino local elected officials?

What if Berardino was compelled to tell the truth, while registering voters in central Orange County? It might go something like this:

Entering satire mode…

Scene: Nick Berardino walks up to a home in Santa Ana’s Artesia Pilar Neighborhood, with a union lackey in tow, and knocks several times.

Resident (a male in his 40’s): Si?

Berardino (Turns to his Latino lackey): Tell him we are here to register voters in his house because we want to threaten the Latino legislators in the area.

Latino Union Lackey: Buenos dias. Estamos aqu


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