As people are aware, I am not the biggest fan of Lorri Galloway nor am I a fan of her stunt of carpetbagging into the 4th Supervisorial District in order to exact her grudge match with Tom Daly and Lou Correa. I think it was ridiculous to move to a “house” not zoned for residential. But one thing Lorri will never have to worry about me doing is going up to the home (Hills or Flatlands) where she and her family are residing and harassing her husband or daughters. There are certain lines you just don’t cross, and harassing family of political opponents is one of those.
Apparently Tony Bushala feels he is such a “righteous” individual, that he has a moral right to try and force his way into the home Harry Sidhu and his family carpetbagged into and intimidate the wife of Sidhu. LET ME STATE THIS, NO ONE HAS THE MORAL RIGHT TO HARASS A FAMILY MEMBER AT THEIR HOME OR ANYWHERE! It is definitely ok to discuss the fact that Lorri and Harry moved to the district in order to run, it is definitely ok to question their motives, it is definitely ok to get a pic of the outside of their new “digs,” especially if it is to show that place is not zoned for residential.
What is at issue is the willingness by Tony Bushala, his “Friends for Fullerton’s Future” and his fellow bloggers at the “Blog that shall remain unnamed” to go after the families and private lives of the candidates for the 4th Supervisorial District who have dared to take on their chosen one- Shawn Nelson. One victim of this harassment has been Tom Daly. For months Â Art Pedroza and Tony BushalaÂ have made Daly a subject of their obsession. They have made false assertions as to the validity of his marriage. Made false insinuations based on something as little as both of Daly’s wives having the same name. They have been willing to drag Tom Daly’s ex-wife, current wife and children into their grudge match against Daly himself. They have allowed commenters to impersonate his children and even made an inference that his youngestÂ child is not really his. They seem to think family is not off limits unless it is their own. Shawn Nelson’s silence on this subject is disturbing and I believe his silence is a tacit approval of such campaigning.
Like I said, I am no fan of Sidhu or Galloway, but I would never harass a member of their family and I would never bring upÂ a member of their family unless they were to involve themselves in the campaign with an issue I may agree or disagree with. Even then, we should approach it in a spirited yet tasteful tone. The new lows reached by Tony Bushala, his fringe followers in Fullerton and writers for “The blog which shall remain unnamed” really reach a new low of campaigning inÂ an already spirited race for the 4th Supervisorial District.
As for the myriad of Fullerton elected officials who find themselves on the wrong end of Tony Bushala’s approval list, I would advise you to sit down with your families and ask them to be on the lookout for Tony or any of his followers. If they were willing to knock and demand entry into Harry Sidhu’s residence in the 4th, you can bet you are next. That goes for Pam Keller, Minard Duncan, Dick Jones, Don Bankhead, Aaruni Thakur and anyone else who Tony has decided he does not like. I think if you hear that someone visited your home and harassed your spouse or child or in law, you know who the guilty party is. Have your family member snap a pic of them in return, get their license plate number. Then, I wouldÂ suggest you immediately seek aÂ restraining order from them.Â This is a sad state of affairs when you want to be in public service but have to fear for your family’s safety because of a bunch of self-righteous bloggers.
The reason I sound so ominous is because the Sidhu incident may not be the first time they have done a “home visit” and harassed family members. Now we understand why they went so crazy over the posting of Ceci Iglesias’ address. She is a public figure by running for Congress, but the reason Art, Tony and their followers made the argument that her family could be harassed is because that is their own MODUS OPERANDI.
It is time to get back to the issues of the 4th District. It is time to make this a debate on who can represent this North Orange County District best. Stop the familial harassment. Shawn Nelson, condemn such tactics and let’s actually discuss the issues.