The President doesn’t read newspapers, why should you? Only nerdy intellectuals waste their time with facts and news stories. Curt is a very curt fellow. He sums up all of the political news that is going on in Orange County in just one word.
I could have sworn that I had written this word before, but a quick search cannot find it.Ã‚Â So credit for the word of the week goes to Steven Greenhut over at the OC Register’s Orange Punch Blog in which heÃ‚Â called out Jack Anderson asÃ‚Â A Ã¢â‚¬ËœCaronyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and a party hack!
Usually, an outgoing sheriffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s choice of a replacement would carry some weight, but I would think that anyone ex-Sheriff Mike Carona would hand pick would be radioactive in the county. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve had enough Caronies in charge of the department. On his way out, Carona appointed Jack Anderson, a close ally and Republican Party central committee member, as the interim sheriff. That means more of the same while the board searches for a permanent replacement.
Our Blog Team here at TheLiberalOC of course weighed in on the appointment of Anderson with a flurry of commentary; Anderson Appointment Political? I Think So; Jack Anderson; One More Reason Janet Needs To Go; Carona Resignation Barely Registers at Flash; What Do YOU Think About Sheriff Carona Resigning?; What Do YOU Think: Is Jack Anderson Different from Mike Carona?; andÃ‚Â Carona Case Quotes of Note.
Then there was Matt Cunningham with his two-parter over at Red County/OC Blog about the Blogosphere HissyÃ‚Â Fit regarding the Anderson appointmentÃ‚Â Part 1, and Part 2. Dan Chmielewski could not let that go unanswered so he fired back with Blogging Hissyfit? Physician, Heal Thyself. Then there was Dana Parsons over at the LATimes who chimed in on Thursday with Replacement for Carona too close for comfortÃ‚Â following up on his commentary from Tuesday Supes’ big task: picking a sheriff.
The OCWeekly, which can rightfully claim credit for initially bringing to light the “allegedly” criminal follies of Sheriff Mike Carona thanks to R. Scott Moxley, closed the week with Mikey Carona’s Folsom Prison Blues!Ã‚Â on their Navel Gazing Staff Blog.Ã‚Â Below are the lyricsÃ‚Â by Jack Grimshaw and a video of Johnny Cash singing Folsom Prison Blues so you can sing along with the revised lyrics.
MikeyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Folsom Prison Blues!
By Jack Grimshaw
Well, I know that prisonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s waiting,
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just around the bend,
I traded my integrity
For a lousy Montblanc pen,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to Folsom prison,
And all those scary dudes,
TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll make me wear silk panties
And do things rather rude!
Got elected sheriff,
Started tapping my rich friends,
The means, I always figured,
Justify the ends,
But those lousy sons of bitches
At the FBI,
Got that sneaky shit Don Haidl
To tape me on the sly.
Well, they say I took in thousands – 700K!
So I took a leave of absence
While pulling down full pay,
Well, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re claiming bribes and kickbacks
And witness tampering,
Now, to smack George Jaramillo,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d give anything.
If theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d just drop all these charges,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d promise to behave,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d even leave the county
A costly trial theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d save,
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d even take my Debbies,
Number One and Two,
And if you wanna buy a badge, pal,
Just bring some cash with you!
Gotta love it when the news leads the commentary to almost write itself.