Steven Greenhut blew off some gas on Tuesday commenting on my post announcing the Democratic Party of Orange County’s 13th Annual Truman Awards Dinner.Ã‚Â He took particular notice of this year’s honorees, Truman honoree Irvine City Councilman Larry Agran and Gompers honoree Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriff’s President Wayne Quint.
In his post on Orange Punch The party of Agran and Quint, He called Councilman Agran a “well-known political scoundrel,” and Wayne Quint as being “known for his bullying and his constant resort to emotionalism to achieve an unsustainable level taxpayer-funded pension benefits for his members. He is an enemy of taxpayers, who are stuck funding QuintÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s $180K a year salary, which he uses to lobby governmentÃ‚Â for special favors for his membership.”
I’m not certain how Greenhut justifies his assertion that Quint is funded by the taxpayers, unless he is referring to membership duesÃ‚Â paid members who are paid by the taxpayers.Ã‚Â As far as Larry Agran is concerned, if he is really the scoundrel Greenhut claims, then why haven’t the voters kicked him out of office by now?
One of the commenters on Orange Punch put it this way…
I used to live in Irvine. I enjoyed the constant barrage of acrimony and innuendo you and the OC GOP would throw at Agran. I enjoyed it even more when the dust would settle on election day and Agran would be standing as the winner. You see Steve, the folks in Irvine are a bit smarter than you and the rest would like to believe. They look around Irvine and realize it is because of the vision that is embodied by Larry that Irvine is the city it has become. The constant bleating of illegalities and improprieties by people such as yourself fall on deaf ears because he hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t done anything wrong. Unless you want to try and convince us our GOP endorsed DA is somehow so loyal to a democrat that the he is unwilling to pursue yourÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and the otherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s scurrilous charges. I do like how you call him a political scoundrel. It only proves heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s smarter than his detractors. Nothing like a personal attack to reinforce that oneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s point has no merit.
But do keep trying. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure it only endears you to the ever diminishing readership that lives in Irvine.
Steven lead off his post with; “Sometimes organizations do things that are quite revealing. The Orange County Democratic Party has chosen to honor Irvine Councilman Larry Agran and deputies union leader Wayne Quint.”
To Steven’s comments DPOC Executive Director Melahat Rafiei had this to say…
Of course we are the party of Agran and Quint.Ã‚Â Larry Agran and Wayne QuintÃ‚Â represent the Democratic ideals of protecting the public, protecting the environment, protecting workers rights, protecting the jobs and rightsÃ‚Â of our public safety professionals, as well as distinguished civic service. We areÃ‚Â proud to recognize them as our honorees thisÃ‚Â year.“Ã‚Â
Well Steven, thanks again for your contribution to global warming… one word at a time.