While awaiting Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s response to my email of earlier today I stumbled across some interesting stuff by Martin Wicksol at the Total BuzzÃ‚Â that appears to contradict Art Pedroza’s statement regarding the protesters.Ã‚Â You may recall that Pedroza claimed to have spoken to Janet about the protesters and “she is not supporting them”.Ã‚Â Wicksol’s post from earlier today sure appears to paint a different picture. (Wicksol’s entire interview with Nguyen will appear later today)
According to Wicksol, “Supervisor Janet Nguyen did return my calls Ã¢â‚¬â€ yesterday afternoon Ã¢â‚¬â€ and basically took the same stance as the others in regards to the protesters. That is, the photo was offensive, the protesters have a right to protest, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no conclusive evidence yet that the protesters broke the law.”
Sounds to me like Janet has chosen to take the easy way out and her position is no different from that of Van Tran, Andy Quach, Tri Ta and the rest of the “Trannies”.Ã‚Â It also sounds like either Janet lied to Pedroza or Pedroza lied to us.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Janet looks to be supporting the protesters but is leaving herselfÃ‚Â enough wiggle roomÃ‚Â to allow herself to weasel out of any commitment one way or the other.
My next question is, will Art Pedroza now condemn Janet for her position on this?Ã‚Â Here is what Pedroza had to say when Van Tran took the very same position, “The violent protesters are terrorists, plain and simple, and Van Tran ought to condemn them. But he wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t.”Ã‚Â Well Pedroza it looks like your girl Janet won’t either.Ã‚Â Will she be the latest victim to be thrown under the Pedroza bus?
Janet, who appointed Pedroza to a county commission seat, would be best served by being disassociated with he and the Orange Juice blog.Ã‚Â Pedroza, who has acted as her unofficial spokesperson of the blogosphere, has made some inflammatory statements that won’t be well accepted in the Vietnamese community.Ã‚Â I don’t think they will reflect well upon Janet and she should reject them and Pedroza.
“The flag of South Vietnam is extinct now. There is no reason to show those colors”, said Pedroza on the Total Buzz blog.Ã‚Â
Comments like that by someone appointed by Janet to a county commission could be quite poisonous to her campaign.Ã‚Â What do you think Dina Nguyen and Hoa Van Tran might do with comments like that?Ã‚Â They clearly won’t help Janet amongst Vietnamese voters.Ã‚Â All that pandering she has done in the Vietnamese community might all be for naught if it leaks out that one of her supporters and appointees has made comments such as these.
Well I look forward to hearing back from Janet and getting some clarity on her position on the protesters.Ã‚Â Her unofficial spokesman of the blogosphere Pedroza has clearly backed her into a corner and his comments are doing her no good at all.Ã‚Â Maybe after she replies to my email she can give Pedroza a call and tell him to shut up and to stop associatingÃ‚Â himself with her.