Superman-wannabe, Sheriff Mike Carona was re-elected this week, so you would think that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d pack up his Superman cape and tights, and start focusing on fighting the evil villains in
Metropolis Orange County.
Instead, he wants to get one last jab at his opponent in the SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race, Bill Hunt. Hunt is a lieutenant in the OC SheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s departmentÃ¢â‚¬â€Carona is his bossÃ¢â‚¬â€and Hunt was placed on administrative leave the morning after Carona won the sheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race (where Hunt came in 2nd). [OC Register Story]
I guess I can understand why Carona is so cockyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦look at the facts: Carona has been at the center of scandal for years, creating an ethical mess that is funny only to people not living in OC, yet he still received a majority of the votes on Tuesday, and plenty of support for Orange County Somethings. [OC WeeklyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Sheriff Scandal Archive]
Nothing is going to stop Carona nowÃ¢â‚¬Â¦heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gotten away with murder (not actual murder, but just by looking at the stuff heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s gotten away with so far, I wouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be surprised if Moxley at the Weekly was working on that article right now), and the people have thrown their support behind him.
County Supervisors Chris Norby and Lou Correa are a little worried that Carona has abused his county-funded attorney to investigate the Hunt nonsense, so theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to be bringing the attorney and Correa in to do some talking. But worry not, Carona supporters, Mike is impenetrable. [OC Register]
Not even CaronaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own words can stop himÃ¢â‚¬â€back in 1998 when he was campaigning in the primary, Carona wrote:
I will serve no more than two terms in office as the Sheriff. I believe in the value of term limits and recognize the detriment to any organization when someone remains in office for more than two decades.
Welcome to your third term, Mikey. And remember, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in bed with organized crime, or are taking some shady campaign contributions, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s okayÃ¢â‚¬â€Orange County voters seem to like that.