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This mailer features some of the same Superior Court documents that we posted here on Feb 23, so I am going to assume that whoever is responsible for this one reads my blog. The reference is to Torres' arrest and conviction for driving drunk a few years back, which also explains those prison bars.
Like most anonymous political material of this kind, it was apparently mailed without the knowledge of either camp. And I certainly wasn't going to question anybody about it. At least not until I got this colorful example of the art form posted here on The Tattler. Why would I want to ruin all of the fun?
The Peter Dreier inclusion is especially telling. As you might be aware, Occidental College Professor Peter Dreier has been a particularly divisive influence during this election cycle. Known for his extreme leftwing politics, he teaches the children of wealthy people the kinds of political perspectives that might be useful if you were from, say, Pyongyang. However, here in the United States that kind of a degree generally guarantees students many futile years of living in their parents' basements.
The yearly cost of an Occidental College education is in the $60,000 a year range, or nearly a quarter of a million dollars for an undergraduate degree. That would make it an odd location to be teaching failed economic theories from last century based on the destruction of the "ruling class." All to the pampered children of, you got it, the ruling class. Perhaps we should say he is teaching a fantasy form of patricide?
I am going to assume Dreier was included in this flyer because its authors suspect him of being among the individuals responsible for the anonymous "Smear Siraganian" campaign that was unleashed a number of weeks back. Dreier also sent out some rather scandalous mass emails (and on an Occidental College e-mail account no less) to the registered voters of PUSD District 6. Again, there was no positive political purpose to any of this, it was just straight out slash and burn attacks. Done in hopes of destroying a political opponent that refuses to toe a certain destructive left wing/government employee union political line.
So is turnabout fair play in this case? I certainly think so. The onslaught of anonymous mailings and e-mail blasts directed against the Siraganian campaign, and for weeks now, has been intense.
And it has not stopped, either. Yesterday an e-mail blast out of Glendale not only named each of Sandi Siraganian's three children, but also their birth dates and where they came into this imperfect world. Even the maternity ward is not out of bounds for these people.
It was bizarrely cruel and hateful.
I've been around for a little bit and have seen some pretty horrible things happen during local elections like this. Even school board elections, believe it or not. As always, it is really all about your taxpayer money. And anyone suspected by certain entrenched and bloated special interests of being a political threat to their continued gorging at the public tax trough is going to be on the receiving end of a lot of nasty garbage.
So whoever mailed out the flyer I posted here today? Let's have an encore, my friends. There is still a little time left, and you're rocking them back on their heels.
I'm hearing they're scared to death.