Friday, February 16, 2007

OC Special Election UPDATE: The Mysterious Players Behind the Recount

So who are these strange folks who are jumping into the giant mess that is the recount? What are they up to? And who is behind them?

- What's with Woocher? We were all perplexed when we learned that in addition to the recount request filed by the Janet Nguyen campaign, there has been a SECOND REQUEST filed by noted election attorney Fred Woocher on the behalf of a Garden Grove voter...

- And WHO'S with Woocher? Apparently, the Garden Grove voter who "hired" Woocher is none other than Gerald Feather. But WHO is this Gerald Feather? Jubal at OC Blog is suggesting that Mr. Feather is awfully too close to Janet Nguyen to be "doing it himself". However, Feather denies any connection to Janet's campaign.

- So what are the unions doing? Peggy Lowe wanted to know, so she called the head of the county employees union. His answer? "We won't confirm anything that's in the legal arena." And as for the deputy sheriffs' union? "It's not AOCDS [the union]." So are the unions involved? Well, why would they when their candidate (Tom Umberg) is languishing in third place?

- What's with Mike Schroeder? Apparently, the most powerful man in the OC is also Trung Nguyen's attorney. But wait! Schroeder also co-chaired Trung's campaign. Wow, I guess the machine really wants to see its protege make it to the fifth floor...

Stay tuned for more as the the special election recount drama continues...

1 comment:

Jubal said...

As an alleged cog in this alleged "machine," help me out here, Andrew.

I thought Carlos Bustamante was the Machine candidate? Now you're saying that not only is Trung Nguyen the Machine candidate, but he is a Machine "protege."

So which is it? I'm a very confused cog.