I was actually happy with Steve Choi threw his hate in the ring to run for assembly.Ã‚Â But with endorsements and money piling up for his appointments, he did the sensible thing and dropped out/HT to Red County on this:
“This is a personally difficult decision,” said Dr. Choi.Ã‚Â “I have enjoyed working with the people of the Seventy-first district very much but the seriousness of what is taking place in the city I already represent made me realize that I need to devote 100 percent of my time there.
“I am so thankful for all the officials and citizens that supported me during this race,” continued Dr. Choi.Ã‚Â “I believe they will embrace my decision to follow my true conservative core of promoting good government and what is going on in Irvine is far from ‘good government’ – I am vowing not to rest until we weed out the corruptive influences in Irvine City Hall.”Ã‚Â
Excuse me, but how is promoting good government simply a conservative notion; liberals promote good government too.Ã‚Â And Choi votes time and again against good government issues in Irvine.Ã‚Â A NO vote on the city’s tough ethics ordinance is one example.Ã‚Â
Dr. Choi’s last comment shows how out of touch he is with the typical Irvine resident.Ã‚Â Life is pretty damn good here.Ã‚Â Home values remain high, the schools kick butt, and we have a low crime rate.Ã‚Â The local economy is strong.Ã‚Â Mayor Beth Krom is scheduled to give the State of the City address tonight and perhaps Dr. Choi should pay attention. He might learn something.