When a political candidate loses an election, generally they do so with some modicum of grace. It is customary to call the winning candidate and congratulate him, and concede the election.
Not so for failed Santa Ana mayoral candidate Alfredo Amezcua. He posted this on his Facebook page this week:
Join the community Tues, Dec. 14 at the Vigil of Discontent outside city council chambers at the parking lot at Ross and Civic Center Drive, Santa Ana from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Our mayor is being inaugurated to another term on a very sad week for our city. We learned of another violation of the public trust. Mayor Pulido arranged a $500,000 finder’s fee for himself for helping business partners buy state property.
How rude! Wasn’t it a “violation of public trust” when Amezcua fraudulently registered to vote at his law office, so he could run for an Area of the Rancho Santiago Community College District that he did NOT live in?
Wasn’t it a “violation of public trust” when Amezcua allegedly changed his name on some 19 traffic tickets in order to preserve his driving record?
Wasn’t it a “violation of public trust” when Amezcua opened the ill-advised Santa Ana Business Bank – ultimately costing his investors 40% of their stake?
This man has no shame! The election is over Amezcua! It is time to work with those who won, not stage ridiculous protests and disrupt public ceremonies.
Word has it that Amezcua will be greeted on Tuesday by dozens of counter-protesters.