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Moorlach calls Mexican Envoy “Hot”

OC Supervisors Moorlach and Bates - Photo: Chris Prevatt

OC Supervisors Moorlach and Bates – Photo: Chris Prevatt

Remember the flap by Republicans when President Obama referenced the attractiveness of California Attorney General Kamala Harris?  We’re hearing peeps from Republicans after State Senator John Moorlach called the new envoy from Mexico, Alejandra Garcia Williams, “hot.”

From the Sacramento Bee:

The California Senate this week welcomed Sacramento’s newly-appointed Mexican Consul General Alejandra Garcia Williams with praise for her previous experience in Orange County…and her looks. 

“All I can say, as politely as possible, is Alejandra is hot,” said Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, who also noted that Williams speaks Dutch.

Standing nearby, Williams shook her head and smiled, while Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León laughed and applauded as he walked to the microphone to speak next.

Tim Clark, Moorlach’s chief of staff, said the senator didn’t mean the comment in a sexist way. He said Moorlach considers Williams an old friend and is impressed by her ability to speak Dutch.

Moorlach is the latest in a long line of male politicians who’ve used a public forum to comment on their female colleagues’ appearance.

Note to Tim Clark, how is calling another woman hot not sexist?
Praise her experience, praise your previous working relationship, praise her ability to speak Dutch — a very tough language to master.
Now Moorlach is a far cry away from Mike “Drippy” Duvall who represented OC in the State Assembly before a live microphone and sexual bragging about liaisons with a lobbyist became public fodder, but you’d think Senator Moorlach  — who touts his Christianity often — would be smarter about what he says publicly.




  5 comments for “Moorlach calls Mexican Envoy “Hot”

  1. RHackett
    July 8, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    One has to love the irony of Moorlach fighting both transparency and smaller government at the same time.

    He is laying the groundwork of assuming the mantle Tom McClintock laid so well during his worthless tenure in the state legislature. That is voting “NO” on everything while getting nothing done.


    • junior
      July 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Not true – Moorlach voted “Yes” in committee on AB 1347.

    • Ltpar
      July 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm

      There is absolutely no way that any Republican can get anything meaningful done in that pit of leftist vipers in Sacramento. With the liberal slant of the people of California is is not hope of change, unless the lefties bankrupt the state. I have never liked John Moorlach and his anti-employee philosophy, so I do not defend his comments on the lady involved. I can understand where such a comment might be construed as sexist. I wonder what Alejandra Williams thought about it? Some women would be flattered by being referred to as “hot.” Bottom line, elected officials need to put their brain in action before opening their big mouths.

      • RHackett
        July 9, 2015 at 3:17 am

        Republicans can get things done. It would require them to govern from a position of practicality and NOT ideology.

        That being said, it doesn’t change my premise about the Op-Ed. SB 331 is a vehicle to enhance transparency and AB 1217 is a vehicle to reduce the size of a bloated government body.

        Two concepts conservatives claim to embrace. Yet they (specifically Moorach) are opposed.

        • RHackett
          July 9, 2015 at 3:24 am

          Keep in mind Moorlach claims to be concerned about the unfunded liabilities in the county pension system.

          All the while being eligible for one of the largest pension payouts of any elected public official in the history of OC. It would be interesting to find out how much of that unfunded liability is his.

          It wasn’t that long ago that he was stating he was going to the private sector after leaving the Board of Supervisors.

          That lasted a week when he realized no one wanted to hire him.

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