I use the title of this post to demonstrate that things sometimes not what they appear to be at first glance.
There are some people in the City of Orange who for some reason simply hate Councilmember Denis Bilodeau.Ã‚Â At least one of them has posted a comment in response to Mike Lawson’s post earlier this week about the court hearing regarding charges that Mr. Bilodeau broke the law by removing a campaign sign of one of his opponents in the November election, Carol Rudat.Ã‚Â In Mike’s post we provided a link to a website that has some pretty outrageous allegations against Denis. The link was provided to demonstrate the “allegations” that were being made about Denis, and was not meant to be considered an endorsement of those allegations.
Last night, Councilman Bilodeau stopped by the weekly Drinking Liberally event at Memphis in Santa Ana.Ã‚Â He stopped by specifically to meet Mike Lawson and I and share a little of his side of the story.Ã‚Â You’ve got to respect a person who is willing to step into what some might think would be a hostile group, and engage in a dialogue.
For the record, Denis did have a beverage, Iced Tea.
After hearing his side of the story, I can understand the frustration that Denis and his family must have gone through during the election campaign and after.Ã‚Â I have to say, that I am now far less likely to believe any of the unfounded allegations made against Councilman Bilodeau and his family by Carol Rudat and her supporters.Ã‚Â What I see is a bunch of “crazies” spewing distorted and completely false allegations in the hope of tarnishing th name of a pretty regular guy.
Denis, thanks for having the courage to drop by and chat with us.Ã‚Â Please feel free to do so again.Ã‚Â I enjoyed our conversation last night, and I hope that the nut-jobs will soon find something else to do with their miserable lives.
As I have said before,we rarely if ever delete commentsÃ‚Â to posts on TheLiberalOC.Ã‚Â That said, our readers should understand that much of the time, outrageous allegations are just simply outrageous.Ã‚Â I encourage our readers to recognize this fact and consider comments that toss around unfounded claims with a pound of salt.