As I posted earlier, Hoa Van Tran received the endorsement of the Democratic Party of Orange County on Monday night. A win is a win, even if it is by 4 votes.Ã‚Â As some of you may recall, I posted on Monday regarding Hoa Van Tran’s mailer with the photo of Sal Tinajero. The post, titled Hoa Van Tran-Desperately Implying Endorsements, pointed out how the mailer falsely implied the endorsement of Santa Ana Councilman Sal Tinajero.
I had hoped that calling Hoa out on this blatant faking of an endorsement would helpÃ‚Â him recognize that the actions of his campaign were simply NOT COOL. I was wrong.
At the Central Committee meeting in the Q&A Tran said “I’m a member of OCEA” (Orange County Employees Association). For the record, Mr. TranÃ‚Â WAS a member of OCEA when he worked for the County of Orange, but he is not now a member, since he no longer works for the County.Ã‚Â Maybe the tense of present and past was simply lost in translation.
Mr. Tran was then asked if he had received any union endorsements. He responded that while he had not received any formal union endorsements, he had spoken recently to the County Domestic Workers Union and they liked his speech and what he had to say.Ã‚Â Can someone please tell Mr. Tran, that liking a speech and getting an endorsement are two different things?
Again congratulations to Mr. Tran on his endorsement.Ã‚Â I only wonder if, given the looming questions aboutÃ‚Â his linkage to Dina Nguyen,Ã‚Â it would have occurred had the members of the Central Committee seen this picture from this webpage promoting Dina Nguyen for Garden Grove City Council?
And while I hate to admit it, Jubal over at Red County is on to something with the picture below.