I have been accused by a number of identified and anonymous bloggers of being a Ã¢â‚¬Å“shillÃ¢â‚¬Â for First District Supervisor Janet Nguyen. Dictionary.com defines shill as a person who publicizes or praises something or someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty.
To make things as perfectly clear as possible, I believe there are no acceptable choices for Supervisor in the Orange County First District contest. Here is my ranking of the candidates.
Janet Nguyen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ BAD
Dina Nguyen Ã¢â‚¬â€œ WORSE
Hoa Van Tran Ã¢â‚¬â€œ WORST
If some think that this ranking is an endorsement of Janet Nguyen, then English may be your second language.
I placed a comment over on Red County/OCBlog on Friday afternoon in response to a post made by Ã¢â‚¬Å“TomahawkÃ¢â‚¬Â regarding the expenditure of funds by the OCGOP in support of Janet Nguyen, the partyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s endorsed candidate in the First District. Because I identified by name who Tomahawk is and what his relationship is to Van Tran and the Dina Nguyen campaign, the comment was deleted.
I revised the comment later Friday evening to this:
Chris Prevatt said:
Your post appears to be a bit biased against Janet Nguyen.
Do you happen to be one of Dina Nguyen’s major supporters?
If so, don’t you think you should disclose that fact?
There were a number of responses made. Funny, Tomahawk has yet to answer the question.
On the matter of the First District Supes race, I have no loyalty to any of the candidates. I have no friendships that guide my position on this contest. I make no profit from my position on this contest. I have no personal self interest, other than my personal opinion that the Democrat in this race, Hoa Van Tran,Ã‚Â is an idiot and unworthy of support; that Dina Nguyen is nothing more than a puppet for the Emperor of Little Saigon Assemblyman Van Thai Tran in his never-ending war against Janet Nguyen, just like Trung Nguyen; and that Janet Nguyen has voted against the best interests of the First district on numerous occasions as well as wasted public funds to remodel her office and using Health Care Agency funds to pay for her personal staff while cutting staff for public healthcare services.
Just like Trung Nguyen last year, the only way that Hoa Van Tran and Dina Nguyen are going to get to the fifth floor of the Hall of Administration will be via PhotoShop.
So if anonymous bloggers want to call me a shill; have at it. Posting anonymously to publicize or praise someone for reasons of self-interest, personal profit, or friendship or loyalty makes you the shills, not me.