A Rare Case of Republicans Doing the Right Thing
But, occasionally...VERY occasionally, a Republican, when faced with corruption in the ranks of the Republican party, does the right thing. That is what is happening in Orange County, California, where a Republican Congressional candidate appears to have sent out an intimidating letter with misinformation about voting rights to Hispanic voters. In an almost unprecedented move for Republicans, California Republicans are denouncing that Republican Candidate.
GOP Calls for Withdrawal of Candidate
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By PETER PRENGAMAN Associated Press Writer
October 19,2006 | GARDEN GROVE, Calif. -- Orange County Republican leaders on Thursday called for the withdrawal of a GOP congressional candidate they believe sent a letter threatening Hispanic immigrant voters with arrest.
Tan D. Nguyen denied knowing anything about the letter in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press but said he fired a campaign staffer who may have been responsible for it.
County Republican Chairman Scott Baugh, however, said that after speaking with state investigators and the company that distributed the mailer, he believes Nguyen had direct knowledge of "obnoxious and reprehensible" letter. He told the AP that the party's executive committee voted unanimously to urge Nguyen to drop out of the race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez.
Of course Loretta Sanchez, who entered Conrgess when she defeated the ultra-right wing idiot Bob "B-2" Dornan, was going to trounce Nguyen soundly, so the Republicans have nothing to lose by repudiating his nasty tactics, but it is still a far cry from the lies and cover ups we have seen from the likes of Reynolds and Hastert regarding Abramoff corruption, Foley's solicitation of sex with minors and a whole slew of other nasty, disgusting Republican scandals.