[UPDATED at end of the article with additional, disturbing revelations about Mr. Diamond's mental health.]
Original post, Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.: Despite our sincere prodding to get Gregory A. Diamond to drop his jumbo Cheetos bag and fall off his sofa to do what he promised Orange County Democrats he would do–fight “like hell” to win his 29th state senate seat race, the unemployed union lawyer in Brea continues to spend every day of every pre-election week doing almost nothing but writing blog comments.
UPDATE, Oct. 19: Need additional proof that Diamond is a tragic candidate and unstable person? This morning–instead of campaigning for votes, pretending again that he's a lawyer with Jones Day or trying to find a real job–the Democrat's 29th State Senate candidate was obsessed yet again with me.
On an article I wrote 16 days ago, he padded the 37 comments he and his allies already left with six more rants early today.
Undeniable evidence from my office email inbox:
I guess Diamond can't figure out what to say to me in just one comment–or he's desperate to feel like he's harassing me.
In the last week alone, he has now left almost 5,300 words in comments on my articles. Such frantic, obsessive activity is explained by what he told his few political allies earlier this year. His main goal in politics, he said, is to try to make people who don't agree with him “miserable.”
I'm thinking about suggesting that the Orange County Democratic Party adopt “The Diamond Rule“: Future wide-eyed, rookie candidates for state senate must successfully pass elementary psychiatric testing before they can get an official party endorsement.
R. Scott Moxley has won Journalist of the Year honors at the Los Angeles Press Club; been named Distinguished Journalist of the Year by the LA Society of Professional Journalists; and hailed by two New York Times Magazine writers for his “herculean job” exposing Southern California law enforcement corruption.