AD73: Park Wrong on Parking – Another Distortion About Anna Bryson
By Ze’ev Wurman, Policy Adviser, Anna Bryson for State Assembly 2014
This is the 17th in a series of blog posts “Setting the Record Straight on Anna Bryson”
You might think that if your name is “Park,” you would get something about “parking” right. But in the case of Aaron Park, you would be wrong.
Aaron Park smeared Anna for her use of nearby parking, which Park called (5/23/14) “infamous” – parking which she used when she worked for the Orange County government in downtown Santa Ana. She did so because she had to drive to and from the county office building for multiple appointments during the day, so nearby parking added to her efficiency and productivity. Spots for her to park in the county garage were unavailable.
The Orange County Register’s Watchdog columnist looked into this tempest-in-a-teapot. What did the Register’s Watchdog columnist conclude? He reviewed the arguments for Anna parking nearby and said that the rationale was a “plausible” one.
So much for this smear from the Bill Brough camp. Candidate Jesse Petrilla piled on – repeating this distortion – in mailers that went out to tens of thousands of likely voters.
PS I might add that history tends to reserve “infamy” for events like Pearl Harbor.
Ze’ev Wurman is an executive with a Silicon Valley software company and was a senior adviser in the U.S. Department of Education during the George W. Bush administration. He is one of the nation’s leading opponents of the Common Core national curriculum-content standards.