Now that the Republicans are in control of the City of Irvine’s Council, it is time to go after the turncoat Republicans who supported ousted Irvine Mayor Larry Agran.
“Incredibly, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas produced a last-minute robocall for Agran’s frantic re-election campaign,” according to R. Scott Moxley, over at the OC Weekly.
But wait – there are a few more Republican traitors:
“This is outrageous,” said Allan Bartlett, an Irvine Republican who already wasn’t happy that fellow Republicans Adam Probolsky, Patrick B. Strader and Dave Gilliard had also worked to aid Agran in his mayoral race against Republican Steven Choi.
Inexcusable! None of these people should be allowed to ever again work on a Republican’s campaign.
Kudos to my friend Jim Bieber, whose hit piece on Agran sealed the deal, according to Frank Mickadeit over at the O.C. Register:
The other side had some pretty good mail of its own. Maybe the most devastating piece featured a photo of D.A.
Tony Rackauckas with this quote: “Larry Agran weakened Irvine’s sex-offender ordinance so that most sex offenders are able to roam freely in Irvine’s parks.” There was a mug shot of an actual sex offender, plus a grainy photo of Agran, a smiling shot of T-Rack, and a staged photo of a guy in a hoodie eyeing a toddler on a jungle gym. It was a Jim Bieber special if I ever saw one, with Bieber himself portraying the pervert.
“We shot it at the playground down the street,” the hit-mail maestro told me proudly as we chatted at the Westin. (A few days after that piece dropped, Agran got T-Rack to do a robo-call emphasizing that sex offenders were not actually roaming Irvine’s parks.)
T-Rack lied by the way, when he said he made the robocall because the anti-Agran mailer Bieber designed was unfair and untrue, as revealed by Moxley:
After Rackauckas entered a restricted Republican Party election night room protected by two guards, multiple sources told me facts that he’d omitted from our interview: The DA had personally approved the mailer before it hit mailboxes. He’d even written a quote used in the piece.
Caught red-handed! And even better, Choi walked right up to T-Rack at Tuesday’s OC GOP Election Night Party and he told the D.A. to go party with the Democrats! You have to love Choi!
Don’t get me wrong. I realize that Council races are non-partisan. But Agran is not only a Democrat – he is a vile career politician who has mispent millions of dollars on the Great Park. I am hoping that he will land in jail after the new Council majority audits what he and Beth Krom did with all that money…