Time to fight fire with fire. Supporters of Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante (let’s just call him “il duce” after all) are organizing to harrass supporters of the RecallAmante effort.
We were forwarded an email from one of Jerry’s biggest fans. We’re posting and suggest that supporters of the Recall of Il Duce bring their own cameras and video cameras to record the interactions. We believe Pam Gooderman is the lady in the red blouse in the photo above. She spoke out in support of the Mayor when the recall petition was delivered.
From: Pamela Gooderham <email redacted>
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011, 9:37 AM
It appears that the Recall folks are have a couple of mini rallys and are going door to door in Columbus Square in the Legacy. The overall development site is bordered by Edinger Avenue to the north, Kensington Park Drive to the east, Valencia Avenue to the south, and Severyns Road to the west.
The two rallys are being held Wed evening (July 13th) and on this Saturday at the main Park/Courtyard in Columbus Square.
Where there is no aspect of any malfeasance, as a club we are against the effort to remove a Republican Mayor, especially as Forbes has named Tustin as one of the top 25 places to live well and, unlike our neighbors, The City of Tustin has reserves and is in the black.
It is in our best interests to counter this effort. If you can help and team up with a buddy and get down to these rallys with counter signs it would be fantastic. All I did was to follow them and interject when they stopped someone and I respectfully asked the would-be signee to check out the facts before they signed as they will find that the accusations within the recall are false.
The people collecting the signatures should have the recall accusations AND the rebuttal from the person accused in the recall. If they do not have this ask them for their name, take a note of the date and time, and we can put in an objection. Also, people collecting the signatures have to reside in the city.
Ask they signature collectors where they live – take a photo of them with your cell phone. If someone not residing in the city has signed a page of signatures validating them and they do not reside in the city they do so on penalty of perjury.
If the balance of power changes in the City of Tustin from Republican to Democrat – we’re ALL going to suffer. They want to spend those fiscal reserves
and they will stop at nothing. The recall is false, and if they don’t have Mayor Amante’s rebuttal or the signature gathers don’t live within the city they are
We HAVE to stop this at all costs. Please would you form teams and help? Any questions call Pam on 949 XXX-XXXX.
Please note the phrase “ they are cheating too.”
Would this be an admission that Amante has directed his supporters to do everything legal or otherwise to thwart a recall effort? I’ll inviote Pam to tell us what exactly in the Recall Petition is False?
And for those members of TUSD parents, teachers, administrators and board members, go back and look at that video of Amante blasting the school district again. And please let Pam know where she’s wrong. Trust me, she’ll be reading every comment you post here.