Humor, hacking — or hacked off? OC politics gets even weirder

So I’m looking at Sharon Quirk-Silva’s campaign’s Facebook page last night. I want to get some ideas for my own page, snag some design tips without asking for them, that sort of thing. (I’ve already tried wearing the red suit — and it makes me look like Santa Claus.  No thanks!)  And something captures my eye, pictured here on the left …

Apparent endorsement of Sharon Quirk-Silva by Martha Norby

OK — is this thing real? The account looks real. But still — is it real?  It can’t be real — can it?

“This can’t be real,” I think to myself.  So I click on the name, check out the account, and — judging by the friends she has, seven of which we share, it looks like a real account.  That or some very straight-laced people have been taken in by a pretty elaborate prank.  (I’m not showing the friends, but the section on the right comes from the person’s page.  I’m not naming her or her husband so as to thwart search engines.)

Could be a joke, could be that someone hacked into her account, could be that they were “at odds” — I don’t know.  Help me out here, folks — I thought that I was ready for Orange County politics, but it looks like it may be even weirder than I thought.  I’m betting that it’s not real, though, because I think “para” should be “por,” right?

By the way, if this was a hack into her account — not funny, miscreants, so cut it out.  (And if it was a joke, also not funny — or at least I don’t get it.)

(For the record, if my wife ever announces an endorsement of my opponent on her Facebook page, it will have been a hack — though possibly by a relative.)


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)