You have to love Gustavo Arellano’s hyperbole. He reported this week that “I about spit out my Maker’s this evening when word came to me that SanTana councilwoman and 69th Assembly District hopeful Michele Martinez appeared on a Vietnamese-language channel here in Little Saigon, getting softball questions tossed at her by none other than former State Assembly member Van Thai Tran. Tran, the man who has long trashed Mexicans and tried to pit Vietnamese and Mexican voters against each other in a strategy only neo-Nazis and the Republican Party could love. Tran, the sworn enemy of Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez.”
Since when is Gustavo a Sanchez acolyte? She is the biggest phony ever. She was a Republican for most of her life before she switched to the Democratic Party, only after she got blown out in a race for the Anaheim City Council. Sanchez not only switched parties, she also dropped her married name, which at the time was “Brixey,” and rediscovered her Latina surname, “Sanchez.”
But let’s get back to Arellano’s criticism of Santa Ana Council Member Michele Martinez, who is the leading Hispanic candidate for the 69th Assembly District. Apparently he thinks it is not kosher for her to appear on a talk show hosted by former Assemblyman Van Tran, because Tran is a Republican who in the past has bashed Mexican immigrants. Well, does Martinez’ appearance really mean that she agrees with Tran’s positions? That is quite a stretch.
But what about Arellano himself? He has often appeared on radio and TV with Republicans.
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