Meg Whitman held what her campaign deemed a town hall meeting today at the Cristek Interconnect plant in Anaheim. In attendance at this supposedly invitation only event was a crowd of 300 people, mostly women. In his report, Orange County Register political reporter Martin Wisckol wrote:
“From the outset of her campaign, Whitman has said she needs to woo women, Latinos, and young voters if she is to win.”
Among those 300 women was Cecilia Iglesias, the self proclaimed Independent challenger to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. We have written since the start of her campaign that Cecilia Iglesias is nothing more than a Republican plant, funded clandestinely by supporters of Republican nominee Assemblyman Van Tran. We have pointed out the fact that Iglesias has posted pictures of herself with a variety of high profile Republicans on her website. She has posed with Republican Hugh Nguyen the failed Republican challenger of Clerk-Recorder Tom Daly, Republican County Supervisor Bill Campbell, Republican Congressman Ed Royce, and today Republican candidate for Governor Meg Whitman.
Other than today’s photo with Meg Whitman, all of her pictures with these Republican candidates and elected officials were snapped at public events. Today’s photo-op is unique in that the people attending, specifically those able to get close enough to have their picture taken with Whitman, were people vetted by Republicans and the Whitman campaign as supporters and people they wanted at the event. As you can see by the photo above, Ceci Iglesias falls into that exclusive class of Republicans who were allowed access to Queen Meg.
Not only is Ceci Iglesias nothing but a plant watered (funded) and used by Assemblyman Van Tran and/or his supporters in an effort to siphon off Latino and female supporters from Sanchez, Ceci Iglesias is also a prop in Meg Whitman’s effort to woo Latinos and women in her bid to buy the position of California Governor.
Someone please pass the fertilizer I think we’ve got some gardening to do. At least now there can be no doubt who and what Cecilia Iglesias is.
UPDATE: The following press statement was released by the Democratic Party of Orange County
Democrats Ask Iglesias Why She’s So Embarrassed About Being A Republican
Did She Tell Meg Whitman Before She Squeezed Into the Photo?
Congressional candidate Cecilia Iglesias is apparently embarrassed to tell voters that she really is a Republican says the Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, Frank Barbaro.
“Voting records show that Ceci walks like a Republican, talks like a Republican and votes as a Republican. While she may have ‘changed’ her party registration to Decline to State in 2009 so that she could qualify for the charade of running in the 47th Congressional District in 2010, she requested GOP ballots for elections in 2008 and 2006. I think she needs to explain why she is so embarrassed about being a Republican.”
Barbaro points out Iglesias’ latest photo op with GOP candidate Meg Whitman in Anaheim (OC Register Photograph of Ceci Iglesias with Meg Whitman) is another example of just how really phony is Iglesias’ campaign. “She’s not a ‘Decline to State’ candidate — she’s a ‘Decline to tell the truth” phony.
Barbaro adds that he understands why Iglesias is embarrassed about supporting the failed policies of the GOP, but notes that at least she should own up to the fact that she is really another GOP candidate running in the 47th District race.
“Not telling the truth in politics is deadly,” states Barbaro. “Voters, no matter what party they are in, don’t like it when a politician lies.”