Are Republicans Thin-Skinned? A Signed Confession from Trung Nguyen

HT to Marty Wisckol at Total Buzz.

Trungbo Will Save Us!Before we get to it, I don’t believe its kosher for Trung to use his Garden Grove School Board title in responding to the editorial in today’s Register. His failed election has nothing to do with his position with the Garden Grove school board. Perhaps the school board’s attorney can look into that matter…..

Another way to make a bedMaking Ones Own Bed

By Garden Grove Unified School District Vice-President Trung Nguyen

I was disappointed when I read the Orange County Register’s June 20th editorial criticizing several good government legal battles as “lose-lose” and efforts to “destroy the re-election hopes of Janet Nguyen” – nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, for the Republican Party and Orange County’s Vietnamese community, Janet has brought these legal challenges on herself by refusing to follow the laws that every elected official in our county follows. I am frankly surprised that after Assemblyman Van Tran’s and my own efforts to elect Republican Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher to State Senate last year, that anyone would accuse us of trying to “weaken the GOP.” We are both passionate about freedom, good government and our conservative Republican beliefs.Van's Puppet

But my passion for the well being of the residents of central Orange County also comes as a concerned father, a school board trustee and someone who lives and raises his family in this community – not as a former or future candidate for her office. I would hope the Register would applaud a citizen demanding that our campaign finance laws be followed and that our election process run smoothly and fairly.

The ongoing legal challenge is, simply put, to see if paper ballots that accompany the electronic voting machines will be hand counted in a close election race or recount. This precedent setting case has ramifications for national and state elections. Janet’s few remaining months as Supervisor are inconsequential compared to the overall legitimacy and fairness of our democracy. As noted in the 5/14/07 Appellate Court Opinion,

“…the legal issue involving recounts which Trung Nguyen presses to this court has statewide ramifications for the next election…the issue he presents is a highly technical one as well, which is a factor that favors proceeding by appeal, with its measured processes and opportunities to study all facets of a complex issue.”

The second legal challenge is simply asking that Janet be held to the same standard that anyone who withheld campaign contributions from the public for over 50 days would be. One of these donors was a parking lot operating company who Janet voted to give a county contract to for tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars. While this may have been legal, it is exactly the type of pay-for-play influence appearance that campaign finance laws were made to alert the public to.

This type of blatant violation actually united good government bloggers on the right and the left. I am shocked that the Orange County Register does not think it is “adult” to demand transparency in our political system. I doubt the residents of Central Orange County feel the same way.

Actually Trung, most of us on the left still think of you as someone who cannot accept the fact he was beaten. Do you need more tissues?

  15 comments for “Are Republicans Thin-Skinned? A Signed Confession from Trung Nguyen

  1. June 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm

    I guess Trung wants the Republicans to lose the First Supe Seat next year. No problem. I bet we’ll have a good Democrat who will defeat both him and Janet next year. It’s just too bad that he has to waste all our time and money while doing it.

  2. June 20, 2007 at 4:39 pm


    Trung still thinks he can win


    Stop it Trung! Now even I’m embarrassed for you.

  3. June 20, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! That’s just fabulous, Chris. No one can make Trung look gawd-awful like you can. ; )

  4. Flowerszzz
    June 20, 2007 at 6:34 pm

    Yeah you guys should run Umberg again – LOL

  5. June 20, 2007 at 8:28 pm


    Didn’t Bustamante do even worse than Umberg? You Reeps are dead set on losing the First District.

    The Dems ought to be thinking very hard about running someone against Van Tran…

  6. Re Andrew Davey
    June 20, 2007 at 8:58 pm


    Your bet that “we’ll have a good Democrat who will defeat both him and Janet next year.” You mean Tom Umberg was not a good Dem. Who propped him up last time?

    BTW, how a good Dem can defeat both Trung and Janet at the same time? You are not reading the election law right. There will be a primary in June. If no one gets more than 50% plus one vote there will be a general election in Nov for the top two.

    In addition, all Dem soothsayers were wrong in the special election. What do you bring to the table this time to make it right?

  7. Oc Voter
    June 20, 2007 at 9:11 pm

    LOL a presidential election year in November when all the dems come out and vote….. Look at the Stats Trannies in Presidential years all the hispanics come out and vote and so do the closet dems….. You lose Supervisor Joe Dunn….. The only way either of you win is in June in a low election turn out…. the president primary is in Feb…..

  8. June 21, 2007 at 8:32 am

    To Re My Name:

    OK, we screwed up with the special election. We didn’t recognize the immensely successful Vietnamese absentee ballot drives of Janet and Trung early on. Oh yes, and we screwed up in running a candidate that didn’t inspire Vietnamese and Latino voters to cast a ballot for him. Our bad. We learned our lesson, and we’re moving on.

    Now when will you learn yours? This Trung v. Janet Battle Royale is TEARING THE GOP APART. Trung is weakening Janet with every single frivilous lawsuit that he throws her way (and he’s weakening himself by continuing to act like a brat who can’t accept defeat and move on). Janet weakened herself by betraying the trust of the voters by not disclosing that donor list AND BY JUST STARTING THAT ILLEGAL LEGAL DEFENSE FUND. I mean, we should expect our lawmakers to OBEY THE LAW. This wouldn’t have been a big issue if Janet had recognized the problem early and owned up to her mistakes. But like Trung and his lawsuits, she just won’t face reality. And BOTH OF THEIR ACTIONS are hurting your chances of holding onto this seat!

    So please go ahead and ignore our warnings. It will only make our task of taking back the First so much easier. We Democrats have learned from our mistakes this year. Now will the GOP?

  9. FLowerszzz
    June 21, 2007 at 9:11 am

    Art – Bustamante was not my horse in the race andyou know that.

  10. RHackett
    June 21, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Wasn’t it the Trung camp who was stating that Janet should concede so as not to look like a sore loser?

    Trung and Schroeder have gone way past the sore loser stage and are headed to the idiot loser stage.

  11. FLowerszzz
    June 21, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    Andrew – last time I checked this was a free country and Trung is a free man to do what he pleases…and so is Schroeder. I do not know who it is that you are inferring should have “control” over either one of them.

    It will be a good fight come the primary next year.

  12. June 21, 2007 at 10:05 pm


    Remind me. Who was your horse if it was not Rentacop Bustamante?

  13. June 22, 2007 at 8:42 am

    Time and time again, The Liberal OC has the best graphics on the OC blogosphere–by far. Congrats on a HILARIOUS post!

  14. Weedszzz
    June 22, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    Time and time again, you make no sense all.

  15. Weedszzz
    June 22, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Sorry, time and time again, you make no sense at all.

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