I just got an interesting bit of news from our friends at the Recall Diane Harkey campaign in Dana Point. Unfortunately, it looks like they haven’t obtained the signatures to recall the city council member. However, they’re not giving up. Instead they’re relaunching themselves as “Diane Harkey Watch”, and they intend to keep an eye on the former mayor as she runs for State Assembly in AD 73.
Now the Recall Campaign may not have been able to remove Harkey as Mayor, but they have still accomplished a lot. They got the word out on her high crimes, misdemeanors, and silly faux pas moments. They were able to figure out that they weren’t alone in seeing Harkey for what she really is. Oh yes, and Harkey recently had to give up her stint as Mayor. The grassroots recall effort may not have succeeded as planned, but it has changed the way we look at
So now, I guess we’ll have to wait and see how they will ultimately affect Harkey’s political success. Can they stop her from making claim to an Assembly seat? Will another Republican be emboldened to challenge Harkey in the primary? Can a Democrat possibly challenge Harkey over her many ethical failures? The recall may be over, but the showdown over the controversial Dana Point council member has not.
I look forward to seeing where this grassroots effort goes next, and what they’ll ultimately be able to do about Diane Harkey. Well at the very least, I’ll be checking Diane Harkey Watch for updates. Won’t you?