Best Brewing Political Battle - 2011
Susan Kang Schroeder vs. Todd Spitzer
Yes, we know Todd Spitzer—OC's most talkative politician—has shifted away from his behind-the-scenes challenge to Susan Kang Schroeder—a Machiavellian master—in the race to assume control over the district attorney's office when Tony Rackauckas retires. He's presently running against Chuck DeVore, a fellow Republican, for an open county supervisor's seat in the 2012 election. However, don't think for a moment that either Spitzer, who was fired as a prosecutor last year by Rackauckas, or Schroeder, who is Rackauckas' chief of staff, is thinking about anything but taking the other down. Both adamantly believe the other would destroy the DA's office. Given the amount of bad blood, it's possible the potential future battle could result in mutual destruction. Our advice: Stock up on popcorn, and find a good seat.