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. Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club and been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists.