Despite the claims by OC GOP Chairman Scott Baugh that the Pension Boot Camp for local elected officials is a non-partisan event, not sponsored by the GOP, you wouldn’t know that from the partisan rhetoric coming out of GOP stalwart and RedCounty.com publisher Chip Hanlon. In his post about the upcoming event Chip headlines his story with an ominous warning to local elected officials.
The title alone makes it sound like Big-Brother is watching. In this case it is simply “Big Elephant.”Hanlon writes:
Local electeds, let’s keep this simple:Â you need to be at the Pension boot camp that’s being held this Thursday, February 17th in Irvine.
Are you as knowledgeable on the topic of pension reform as Steven Greenhut, Devin Nunes, Steve Pearce and the other experts slated to speak? Are you fully versed on the trueÂ scope of our indebtedness,Â aware ofÂ the complexities of working within the inflexible CalPers system and cognizant of all the latest solutions for addressingÂ this crisis?
Tomorrow, I’ll be asking the event’s organizers for an updated list of cities who are still ignoring the event. They will be listed. Local tea party groups will notified.
And next week, any city that fails to send a single city council member will see the names and contact info for all of its members posted here. We will then memorialize them by banner for the rest of this cycle so that readers can alwaysÂ know with one simple clickÂ who doesn’tÂ care about pension reform, info we hopeÂ their next opponent can use to its fullest extent.
It seems to me that Chip Hanlon isÂ relaying an order from the “Chairman” for all loyal party members to report on Thursday to a Pension Reeducation Camp. Just Like Communist Vietnam.
Now I finally understand the true meaning of RED COUNTY.