But I just can't help it! Total Buzz made me do it! ; )
Got a press release today saying that Assemblyman Van Tran, R-Garden Grove, will be in Santa Ana on Friday to promote the Earned Income Tax Credit -- an income-tax benefit for the poor. Among those on hand will be Santa Ana Councilman Carlos Bustamante -- who was among those running for supervisor this year against Tran's candidate, Trung Nguyen -- and the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, which is often finds Democrats more sympathetic to their causes. Former U.S. Treasurer and currently -- take a breath -- California State and Consumer Services Agency Secretary Rosario Marin will also be there.
Oh, great! So Lord Van Tran can now count the "Independent Democrat Republican" as his new best friend! And oh yes, how lovely that Rosario Marin will be coming to their aid.
For more on Van Tran, his new best friends, and what this all might mean, follow me after the flip...
Here's some more from Martin Wisckol at Total Buzz:
More interesting to me was the new district representative for Tran who listed as the contact on the press release. Saulo Londono lead Lynn Daucher's absentee ballot drive, which nearly led to an upset of Lou Correa in last year's central county state Senate race. He then was campaign manager for Trung, and nearly pulled off an upset there after one of the most relentless and well-researched absentee voter drive I've seen. I'm not surprised Tran wants to keep Londono close at hand.
Hmmm... So one of the same guys who engineered Lynn Daucher's near-win in SD 34 last year is now cozying up with Van Tran? I wonder why. Is he worried about something... Like possibly the next election, and the possibility that people might start to find out more about all the delicious dirt that's been hidden in his closet? Well, I guess there's nothing like currying favor from other politicos to solidify your standing in time for the next election.
Well, I guess at the very least, Trung Nguyen shouldn't have to worry. Van Tran always knows how to help his proteges.