Pedroza Joins Space Race to Challenge Bustamante
After years of blogging about rising Republican rock star Santa Ana Ward 3 Councilmember CarlosËœSpace Commander” Bustamante, and failing to draft anyone to run, including former State Senator Joe Dunn; Art Pedroza has decided to put on his own tin-foil space suit, climb in his space ship and launch his own campaign to unseat the Councilman.
“I was initially reluctant to run because I felt it might curb my ability to blog,” Pedroza said as he shoved his right leg into his space suit. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But, according to my pajaritos, the fact that I am personally responsible for getting both Councilwoman Martinez and Supervisor Nguyen elected to their offices,Ã‚Â assures the same success for my own campaign,” he smiled. “So today I announce my Buzz Lightyear Campaign for City Council. To insanity and beyond;” Pedroza exclaimed, or was it infinity and beyond?
When asked his thoughts on Pedroza entering the race, Santa Ana activist and current LiberalOC contributor Sean Mill said; “While I really don’t like Carlos Bustamante on the Council, I worked with Pedroza for a while on the Orange Juice blog and I’m not sure he’s is the right person for the job.” Mill paused for a moment then laughed; “I think someone told Pedroza to crap or get off the pot, and he decided to take a dump.”
Pedroza feels that his populist message will resonate with the people of Santa Ana. He plans to base his campaign upon his rage against the Pulidio machine, of which he sees Bustamante as being part of. Speaking to his three assembled supporters Pedroza proclaimed; “If you really want to elect true progressives, help me get rid of Miguel Pulido and his crooked Council cabal. Together we can start by taking out the Space Commander.”
AlthoughÂ Carlos Bustamante is still recovering from the failure of his campaign for Supervisor in 2007, if Pedroza is his only challenger it is anticipated that he really isn’t going to need much money to defeat Pedroza.
A poll commissioned by the Pulido cabal indicates that while most Santa Ana voters think Carlos Bustamante is a joke, they feel by a 2 to 1 margin that Pedroza should go back to writing a blog that no one takes seriously anymore.