Mansoor Endorses Ron Paul
My Google Alert system coughed up another political hairball this weekend. This time it was an entry by Irvine commodities broker and self-styled political pundit Allan Bartlett in his Powder Blue Report blog. You can read the entry here.
Bartlett's entry - a fawning little essay about our young jailer/mayor, Allan Mansoor, that really tested my gag reflex - tells us that Mansoor has confided in him that he's endorsing Texas Republican Ron Paul for president - Big Whoop!
It sure looks to me as though our young jailer/mayor assumes that his position on the tip of the lance being used to force immigrants from our country has made his opinion valuable to a broader audience. Puhleeze!
REVIEWING HIS PATH TO OFFICE
Mansoor rode to re-electon last year on the backs of the latinos in Costa Mesa, dragging his running mate Wendy Leece along for the ride - using the flames of intolerance fueled by a few Neanderthal "activists" in our city and fanned by out-of-town interlopers like Minuteman Grand Pooba Jim Gilchrist and his frothing followers.
Anyone who has watched Mansoor during his reign on the City Council knows that the poor young man has great difficulty putting two un-scripted words together. His "aw-shucks" act got old very early. Here is a man who is an under-educated, under-achieving deputy sheriff who spends his work day in the bowels of the county jail system, dodging effluent and dealing with the very worst in our society.
Mansoor has talked out of both sides of his mouth, making it impossible to believe him on many issues. For example, he touts the advantages of increasing the level of home ownership in Costa Mesa, yet he sold his own Westside home, took his profit and now rents an apartment.
IGNORES WISE COUNSEL
He talks about being a strong advocate for law enforcement - something that shouldn't surprise us, since he's a deputy sheriff - yet he consistently and frequently overtly ignores the wise counsel of his top law enforcement officers. The most recent three past chiefs of police in our city who represented more than 100 years of law enforcement command experience between them.
EASILY MANIPULATED AND DISLOYAL
He's demonstrated that he is easily manipulated by his small cadre of Costa Mesa "improver" malcontents and Orange County GOP mucky-mucks. He's also shown that he places his own political future ahead of the well-being of Costa Mesa residents by appointing carpetbagging GOP activist Jim Righeimer to the Planning Commission as political pay back, ignoring freshly coiffed and snappily dressed loyal foot-soldier Paul Bunney - who appeared to be prepared to accept that seat - in the process.
AGAIN, WHO CARES?
Why anyone would want Allan Mansoor's opinion anything, much less care about who he is supporting for president, is beyond me.