As an extended subsidy to a hotelier was being blessed at city hall, the home of former Anaheim city council hopeful Belal ‘Bill’ Dalati played host to a fundraiser Tuesday evening for current candidate Jordan Brandman. The invitation for the event asked members of the Arab-American community to join Hussam Ayloush, Nahla Kayali and Rashad Al-Dabbagh in support of the Anaheim Union High School District Trustee’s latest campaign.
All are prominent players noted for their good work in the city’s unofficial Little Arabia enclave. Ayloush is the Executive Director of the local Council on American-Islamic Relations; Kayali heads the non-profit Access, which held an event yesterday at Pearson Park in Anaheim for World Refugee Day. As faithful readers will recall, Al-Dabbagh is a young activist involved in the movement to officially designate Little Arabia.
So why are all these gada’a people supporting the douche Brandman?
Brandman’s boosters like to brand him as a bridge builder in the community who reaches across party lines, but his detractors see him in a different light as an ambitious Demopublican insider whose real interests resides in climbing political ladders. After all, he counts among his listed supporters former Anaheim Mayors Tom Daly and Curt Pringle–and anyone supported by Pringle should be viewed as sleeping with the devil. So why are important Arabheimers backing his bid to claim one of two open city council seats this November?
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