While a number of bloggers and MSM reporters are gnashing teeth and tapping keyboards in response to the appointment of acting sheriff Jack Anderson, the lone wolf in defense of the appointment is Red County’s Matt Cunningham with a two–parter on the collective “hissyfit” of other media outlet’s reaction to the appointment.
Criticism of Anderson’s appointment is legitimate; Anderson is someone Carona wants in the chair and he has designs on running for the seat himself in 2010.Ã‚Â Guilt by association?Ã‚Â Yes it is and the Right has long painted associates of Liberals and Progressives as being of the same ilk as a target.Ã‚Â Just look at how unfairly Beth Krom or Sukhee Kang are labeled by theÃ‚Â OC Conservative RightÃ‚Â as being underlings of Larry Agran when anyone who knows them knows that this isn’t case.Ã‚Â
Maybe Anderson isn’t another Carona, but could we have gone with a different colorÃ‚Â instead of another shade of beige.Ã‚Â Someone not tied in with Carona or the GOP, but someone with honest to God good management skills, a vision for what the OCSD should be and the ability to make that all happen.
So Matt responded to an OC blogsphere hissyfit by throwinig one of his own.Ã‚Â Tough to be a Republican in 2008 no matter how Red your County was.
I frankly wouldn’t trust a member of the OC GOP to tell me the time right now