Back on March 1, 2010 I wrote about the entrance of Joe Dovinh into the race for the Democratic Party nomination for 68th Assembly District challenging Phu Nguyen, The Van â€œTranniesâ€ in Democrats Clothing â€“ â€œDoh!â€-vinh. Mr. Dovinh took exception to that story so Dan Chmielewski took Joe up on his offer to give us an interview to tell his side of the stor, Joe Dovinh: A Democratic Fan of Van Tran. Well, fast forward to this past week when I learned of what Dovinh had to say on his local Vietnamese radio broadcast about the probable match-up between Tran and Sanchez in the general election for the 47th Congressional District seat.
Here is what Dovinh had to say about Loretta and Van when Dan spoke withÂ him back in March:
â€œI will vote for my party (of the CD-47 race), however I am supportive of Van Tran as a Vietnamese American,â€ said Dovinh.Â â€œI will support Vietnamese Americans who can promote and advance our agenda and I think Van Tran can if he isÂ given the chance.Â But I will vote with my party on that race.Â I also knowÂ Van Tran will vote for the Republican candidate in AD 68 and not me.Â We donâ€™t always agree politically but weâ€™re friends personally.â€
And here is what he had to say on the radio this past week:
â€œVan Tran will most likely win the primary election and become the official Republican candidate against Loretta Sanchez in November.Â Therefore, Loretta Sanchez is scared and has to try her best to please the aspirations of our community.Â Most recently, in Washington DC , she met with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to advocate for Vietnam to be put back on the Countries of Particular Concerned (CPC) list.Â However, with only 20 minutes, I wonder if Loretta was able to convince Hillary about this issue.Â Even though Loretta loudly claims that for the last 10 years, she always fights for freedom, democracy, and human rights in Vietnam, she does not have any accomplishments to show for it.â€ - Joe Dovinh
Maybe it’s just me, but those comments do not seem to be coming from a supporter of Loretta Sanchez. For those of you who understand Vietnamese here is the audio of his remarks.
I am left here with only one conclusion. Joe Dovinh is a FAN of Van Tran, and a liar. And as I’ve said before, he is a Van Tran plant in this race.