I know that this may be a small step back, but try to think back to mid-June when the Westminster School Board hired and then fired Kimoanh Nguyen- Lam in the blink of an eyeÃ¢â‚¬Â¦making Nguyen-Lam the first Vietnamese-American superintendent of an Orange County School District, and then making her the first ex Vietnamese-American superintendent of an Orange County School District. [OC Register]
Back on June 15, The Westminster School Board met and there was a nice demonstration going on outside. And there was definitely one man missing: Assemblyman Van Tran. I blogged about TranÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s absence here.
YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d think that since this was a pretty hot topic in his district he might make an appearance or support Kimoanh, or support the Westminster School Board, or something.
But instead there was nothing from Tran.
I assumed that he was tied up with official businessÃ¢â‚¬â€I imagined Tran with his shirt sleeves rolled up, sweating, running down the halls of the capital building in Sacramento, doing necessary tasks to keep CaliforniaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wheels of democracy rolling.
Then I stumbled upon this ad in the Nguoi Viet:
Thursday, June 15
Jack Wu, a candidate for Newport Beach City Council, District 1, is holding a fundraiser. Featured guest: Assemblyman Van Tran.
Huh? Instead of coming out to support the School Board of his community, or to support the people of his community, Van Tran was at a fundraiser rubbing elbows with other affluent-types.
Tran does a lot of talk about supporting the Vietnamese community, but when push comes to shove, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s simply only interested in one thing: the advancement of his own political career.