You know it’s crazy electionÂ season when candidates start threatening to sue over what they say about each other. That is what seems to be happening in the 4th Supervisor’s District contest between Shawn “I got caught trying to spike my pension” Nelson and Harry Sidhu. Chris Jones of Sidhu’s campaign sent out this release on Monday.
Pension Hypocrite Shawn Nelson Makes Threats To Censor Free Speech
(Anaheim, CA) â€“ The Harry Sidhu for Supervisor campaign today denounced Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelsonâ€™s for using legal threats to try and stop public criticism of his decision last June to sign up for a lucrative county pension.
â€œPolitician Shawn Nelson is desperately trying to keep public from learning of his hypocrisy on government pensions,â€ stated Sidhu campaign spokesman Chris Jones.Â â€œNelsonâ€™s legal threats are hollow and another sign of his falling support among the voters of Orange Countyâ€™s 4thSupervisorial District.â€
â€œThe facts of Mr. Nelsonâ€™s pension hypocrisy are indisputable and have received extensive local media coverage.Â In June of 2010, after campaigning for months against excessive county pensions, Nelson signed up for the most lucrative county pension choice available to him. Â The pension that he signed up for would have enabled him to receive tens of thousands of dollars a year at taxpayer expense,â€ continued Jones.
â€œTwo months later, AFTER his pension hypocrisy was exposed in the Orange County Register, The Voice of Orange County and a number of local political blogs, Nelson found a loophole to nullify his decision to sign up for the lucrative county pension,â€ declared Jones.
â€œThe Sidhu campaign will continue to let these facts be known to the voters.Â We will not be intimidated by Nelsonâ€™s legal threats,â€ stated Jones, noting that California residents enjoy strong protections against the type of SLAPP lawsuits like the one being threatened by Nelson.
â€œItâ€™s too bad that Mr. Nelson doesnâ€™t have the courage to admit his pension hypocrisy instead of hiding behind political excuses and legal threats.Â His actions are a sign of weakness,â€ concluded Jones.