Amid gifts of flowers, hand-made placards and shouts of "We love you Loretta!" from a crowd of approximately 20 people, Rep. Loretta Sanchez--Orange County's lone Democratic voice in Congress--returned from a trip to Vietnam.
A website, perhaps tied to Sanchez, has posted a video of her arrival celebration at Los Angeles International Airport. You can see it here.
Details of her trip aren't yet know. Hell, I didn't even know she was gone. Communist Party officials, who govern Vietnam, haven't always been happy with Sanchez's focus on human rights abuses.
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With the growing influence of Vietnamese American voters in central Orange County elections, Sanchez can't lose by challenging Vietnamese government officials to make democratic reforms and allow greater religious freedom.