Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and District Attorney Tony Rackauckas may both be Republicans in Orange County but they don't necessarily agree on much.
Oh, sure, there's plenty to bond over.
A spooked Hutchens once killed an unarmed young minority person while working as an LA sheriff's deputy and Rackauckas sent an innocent minority man, DeWayne McKinney, to prison for a couple of decades for a robbery he didn't commit.
Despite that history, our sheriff and DA are, well, frosty, to each other.
But, alas, they've found something to agree on: the election of Shawn Nelson as the county's newest supervisor, according to Kimberly Edds at the OCRegister.
Nelson, a private lawyer, won a special June election to fill the seat vacated by Fullerton's Chris Norby, who graduated to the state assembly after the Weekly's sex-loaded, scandalous revelations about Yorba Linda assemblyman Mike Duvall. The Christian conservative resigned after we reported him boasting about wildly screwing a power company lobbyist who wasn't his wife.
Of course, Hutchens and Rackauckas aren't talking about Duvall or his sex scandal.
But, when it comes to a choice between Anaheim city councilman Harry Sidhu and Nelson, who are in a run-off November election, they are both cheering for Nelson.
Don't pout Harry. You still have the backing of the county government employee's union.
R. Scott Moxley’s award-winning investigative journalism has touched nerves for two decades. An angry congressman threatened to break Moxley’s knee caps. A dirty sheriff promised his critical reporting was irrelevant and then landed in prison. Corporate crooks won’t take his calls. Murderous gangsters mad-dogged him in court. The U.S. House of Representatives debated his work. Pusillanimous cops have left hostile messages using fake names. Federal prosecutors credited his stories for the arrest of a doctor who sold fake medicine to dying patients. And a frantic state legislator literally caught sleeping with lobbyists sprinted down state capital hallways to evade his questions in Sacramento.