Matt Cunningham has an interesting post over at Red County, about how newly appointed Sherriff Sandra Hutchens is quietly working the roomÂ with the GOP power base in Orange County.
The week she was appointed, we contacted her press people for an appointment to talk with her once she has settled in.Â
Since then, we’ve heard squat.Â
Now I have to guess we have our request in for a half-hour chit chat long before The New Majority or the OC GOP,Â plus the fact thatÂ Sheriff Hutchens supports John McCain for president, tells me this sheriff is going toÂ play toÂ the right wing base and hold on come the 2010 election.Â It makes me long for the good old days of theÂ Acting Sheriff Anderson regime, where he’dÂ at least meet with us in the Liberal Media.
Am I pouting? Not really, because I’m not surprised we’ve been forgotten.Â But hey, her peeps have my cell.
A reminder that Sheriff is a non-partisan post; The OC is home to the second largest group fo registered Democrats in the state.Â Since Sheriff Hutchens can only meet with registered Republicans, is she still settling in?
Matt pointed out how both Mike Carona and Tony Rack were able to garner support from the left; some Democratic politicians sure.Â Rank-and-file Dems, no.