Tag Archive for Hutchens

Misplaced Outrage Over Hutchens’ CCW Policy

After listening to a good portion of the public comment and Supervisor’s discussion regarding Sheriff Sandra Hutchens CCW policy, I’m left wondering if this whole cluster f#&k could have been avoided. If the Board members so outraged over her policy had asked her specifically about her position on the issuance of CCW permits, Hutchens probably…

The Second Amendment and CCW Permits

There has been a bit of whining on the part of some right-wingers  about Sheriff Sandra Hutchens policy regarding the issuance of Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permits. To clarify for those who seem to believe that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution somehow guarantees their right to carry a concealed firearm in California,…

Bustamante: Still Lying, Still Denying

Santa Ana City Councilmember and Director of Administration for OC Public Works Carlos “Busty” Bustamante resigned from two state commission appointments in the wake of his comments last month regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Orange County Sheriff. “Busty” had stated to Red County Blogger (Jubal) Matt Cunningham and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen; “I…

OC CEO Mauk condones Bustamantes’ sexist remarks!

On June 19th I wrote about the response from the Orange County CEO’s PR person regarding Carlos Bustamantes’ now notorious comment to Red County Blogger Matt Cunningham/Jubal and LATimes reporter Christian Berthelsen regarding the appointment of Sandra Hutchens as Sheriff over Santa Ana PD Chief Paul Walters. They responded that they could not comment on…

Sheriff Hutchens: Stepping off on a secretive left foot

This morning ther was a bit of a scramble at the Hall of Administration. Fifth floor staff (BOS) were surprised with a morning email announcement from Chairman John Moorlach. He informed his colleagues that he was granting a request from Sandra Hutchens for a private swearing in ceremony today, supposedly so she could get to…

Dear Tom: About that whole Carlos thing…

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had heard back from the CEO Media Relations office regarding comments attributed to OC Public Works Director of Administration, and Santa Ana City Councilman, Carlos Bustamante regarding the appointment of Orange County’s new Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. “The County Executive Office is unable to comment on personnel matters.” Please forgive…

What to do about Carlos?

Orange County CEO Tom Mauk has a problem. The problem is Carlos “Bubba BustyGump” Bustamante. The Director of OC Public Works Administration cannot seem to figure out when to keep his unfunny sexist jokes to himself. He also forgot rule #1, Never tell an off color joke to, or in earshot of a reporter. UPDATE: just got…