The Future of OC Supervisor Andrew Do
By Long Pham, Former OC Board of Education Trustee
It has been over 4 months since the date Orange County supervisor Michelle Steel, a close friend and ally of Supervisor Andrew Do on the OC Board of Supervisors, unexpectedly awarded a certificate honoring the Consulate General of the Vietnamese communist government at a formal ceremony in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa on June 4th, 2016.
Despite the heavy protests by several Vietnamese-American groups in the local community, there is still no word of comment from Supervisor Do’s office on this issue. What has prevented Andrew Do from publicly protesting the unfriendly act of a fellow board member who directly insulted his community by honoring an officer of the barbarian government in Vietnam? It should be noted that Do’s office had written numerous letters to President Obama and the State Department on behalf of the Vietnamese community publicly condemning and requesting sanction against the Vietnamese communist government.
While the reason that made Andrew Do turn his back on his own community in this incident remains a mystery, the fact of the matter is that the Vietnamese-American voters in District 1 can no longer count on Andrew Do to represent their voices, protect their community interests and defend against the intense lobbying efforts of the Vietnamese communist government on the Board of Supervisors. If Andrew Do cannot keep his job after this election, he has no one to blame but himself.