When Santa Ana “Neighborhood Hero” Thomas Gordon tried to run for the Santa Ana City Council, he claimed he would “wipe the floor” with incumbent Sal Tinajero, who is also a very successful public school teacher. But when the filing deadline came, Gordon failed to collect enough verified signatures – and even his own signature was thrown out by the City Clerk. We later caught Gordon texting answers to another Council candidate, Helen Martinez. She lost badly and hasn’t been seen since.
What is Gordon up to now, you ask? Well check out this comment – which he posted on a Voice of OC blog post about the proposed move of the Chivas USA soccer team to Santa Ana:
Regarding neighborhood impact and the loss of the golf course, Tinajero said he understands that some residents would be opposed to the move, but when compared to the number of residents in favor, opponents will seem a small minority.
The opposition “would be outnumbered, in my opinion, nine to one,” Tinajero said.
Kids want candy or soda or junk food 9 times more than adults do, but as adults we are able to see the cost associated with these things, not just monetarily but the long term impacts such as tooth decay or diabetes.
Los Angeles Unified School Board just voted to ban chocolate and strawberry flavored milk in schools. I’ll bet the kids are against that 99 to 1 as well, but as adults the Board made a decision based on health and long term results.
Guess we elected children to the Santa Ana City Council……..
Not only did Gordon insult all the Latino residents of Santa Ana who would support a pro soccer team – he also insulted our Santa Ana City Council as well – comparing both the residents and the Council to ignorant schoolkids who don’t know what is good for them.
The irony is that Gordon has no college degree – but the Council Members include two attorneys, an engineer, an overpaid Orange County middle manager, a Realtor/Mortfafe banker, a non profit executive, a schoolteacher/award-winning debate team coach. They all have college degrees, unlike Gordon.
Maybe Gordon dislikes them because they are all Democrats – except for the overpaid County middle manager. Gordon is an elected member of the OC GOP Central Committee.
The double-irony is that Gordon works for the L.A. Unified School District, where he is an astoundingly overpaid asbestos inspector. He clearly looks down on the schoolkids whose parents pay his ridiculous union salary.
And this guy is getting a “Neighborhood Hero” award at the Com-Link meeting this week. He ought to be getting a Turkey award!