On September 23, TheLiberalOC broke the story that Irvine Planning Commissioner and candidate for Irvine City Council was the candidate referenced in a telephone poll taken the weekend of September 16. Kuo denied it was him and refused to acknowledge the court records featured above. Technically, he’s accurate because we asked if the accident had happened in Irvine. Sources tell TheLiberalOC it happened in Newport Beach which was comfiormed by Newport Beach Police earlier this morning and we’re working on getting a copy of the “arrest and traffic collision report” (case #NBPD Case # 99-11501).
But for the adults out there, especially ones who are parents, would you accept Kuo’s answer as truthful? “No dad, I wasn’t in an accident in Irvine. You didn’t say Newport Beach. If you said Newport Beach, I would have told you.”
Kuo’s running mate, Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea (R-FivePoint), lectured me last week about “honesty is the first thing we teach our children.” But instead of admonishing Kuo for a dishonest answer, Shea is defending it on a Facebook page called “Vote at UCI.” So let’s just say that Ms. Shea isn’t a great teacher of values by defending Kuo’s response as “truthful.”
Here’s some of the action on Facebook:
I asked Anthony the question you sent me about a hit and run in Irvine and it stated in Irvine and he said he never hit anyone here It appears it was a 16 year old if it was him… many many years ago.
So the lesson here is when Ms. Shea lectures anyone about honesty, she’s more than happy to get literal and protect a liar who wasn’t honest or transparent about an incident that happened years ago but resurfaced via a developer’s telephone political poll. But then again, Ms. Shea keeps insisting she violated no city law in the FPPC investigation into her using her elected position to benefit her business while refusing to permit her attorney from answering questions about possible violations of state law.
The question of Kuo’s hit and run did not surface at a candidate’s forum this week; but it needs to get out to voters in Irvine that he’s deceptive about addressing the incident and won’t answer direct questions about it. In fact, his dodging the truth frankly warrants his removal from the Planning Commission. Shea’s equally as bad for protecting Kuo. Neither are honest and both need to go. #CorruptChristina indeed. #HitandRunKuo #YousaidIrvinenotNewportBeach.
I know Kuo was Eeyore for Halloween; but hiding the truth behind a literal answer just makes him Poo. And yes, the “h” is left out.