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.
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.