Joel Bishop is making a run for Dana Point City Council. You might remember Bishop from this little stunt that was recounted by Martin Wisckol from the Orange County Register in the Total Buzz blog:
At the GOP’s Flag Day dinner last night, county Chairman Scott Baugh called to the podium Joel Bishop, president of the South Coast Water District. He gave him a registration card, which Bishop filled out in front of everyone while Baugh cracked that from now on, all Democrats changing to Republicans would do so in front of 1,000 people.
I remember reading about this in June and being a little sore, but I knew that ultimately this little stunt would come around and bite Bishop in the butt.
Orange County Republicans donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like former Democrats. Ask Mark Leyes, who has run for almost every office heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eligible for (didn’t he attempt a run for Garden Grove High School Student Body President in 2001?), but he canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seem to get any higher than the Garden Grove City Council. Local Reps. canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget that Leyes was once a Democrat.
So the Bishop butt biting started last night at the OC GOP Central Committee when the final endorsements for all of the non-partisan races were made and (SURPRISE) JoelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢sÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ name was left off the list.
So, Joel, howÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s your new party treating you?[Total Buzz @ The OC Register]