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. Just look at the video atop this post. There is Arellano, hanging out with GOP consultant and pollster Adam Probolsky. Say it ain’t so Gustavo! LOL! Click here to see a bunch more videos of Arellano hanging out with Republicans on TV.
Attacking Martinez because she is reaching out to Vietnamese voters is just plain silly. Arellano is a known backer of socialist union hack Julio Perez, a guy so damn liberal and so unknown that two polls found he had support from only 5% of the voters in the 69th Assembly District. Epic fail!
The only thing the misguided Perez supporters are achieving is to undermine the only Hispanic candidate who can beat Mexican-bashing Democrat Tom Daly. Martinez only needs to make the top two on June 5. After that she will easily win in November.
I am sure Arellano will find other lame reasons to attack Martinez. That’s OK. Like the other Perez supporters, all twelve of them, he will have to apologize when she makes the top two in the Open Primary. Perhaps Arellano can find some nice recipes that include a heaping helping of crow…