The blogs are buzzing about the appointment of Harald Martin to Anaheim Union High School District. Read the buzz here, here, or here. And tonight The OC Weekly’s Gustavo Arellano posted on their Navel Gazing blog a good narrative/conspiracy theory/explanation. From his post:
“… And for the political conspiracists wondering why a Latino like AUHSD trustee Thomas “Hoagy” Holguin would support Martin’s return, never mind that self-hating Latinos are as Orange County as oranges? Holguin is merely repaying his political papi. In late 2000, Holguin was appointed by the AUHSD board to replace a trustee who resigned. That fall, Holguin had placed fifth out of six candidates in the general election. On the board at the time of Holguin’s appointment? None other Harald Martin himself, who placed seventh out of eighth in last year’s election. What goes around comes around, eh?
Final point: The only other AUHSD board member that remains from the batch that appointed Holguin in 2000 was longtime Martin ally Katherine Smith. You can look it up. Mystery appointment, my ass–it’s called cronyism, cabrones.“
Read the entire passage here.