Union hack Todd Spitzer wins big!

June 5, 2012

By Steven Greenhut

Well, you can’t win them all, and Todd Spitzer’s strong but expected win to the OC Board of Supervisors proves that there sometimes is no price to pay for doing terrible things. Spitzer practically tripped all over himself retroactively increasing pensions for public sector unions in 2001, an action that dramatically increased the county’s unfunded pension liability.

As Fullerton voters recalled three council members who they viewed were complicit in the attempted cover up of a police beating, county voters put back into office a man who is the cat’s paw for the law-enforcement unions, someone who opposed even the most modest reforms designed to hold abusive police officers accountable. In the Assembly, Spitzer portrayed anyone who opposed the cop lobby as a friend of criminals.

Typical of the OC GOP scene, most of the same people who have warned of the problems with giving a power-hungry, publicity driven authoritarian subpoena power, gladly jumped on board his campaign to win back a seat on the board when it became obvious that he would win. In OC, Republican leaders seem more interested in currying favor than they do in standing up for principle. Perhaps they want to be on Todd’s good side knowing that he eventually will get back to the DA’s office. A scary thought — and one that would be less likely if there were any courage left in the OC GOP. Sadly, there isn’t, and probably nothing will stop Spitzer’s disturbing rise to the DA’s office.

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  1. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 5 June, 2012, 21:45

    He reminds me of a used car salesman who works at a repo lot. Big toothy grin and a slick line of BS. Empty inside. Lennon once told us that one thing ya can’t hide is when your crippled inside.

    What’s that little star on his lapel. An honorary badge from the Fraternal Order of the Police?? heh. I wonder how much of his soul he sold for that one? heh.

    We’ll watch him closely once he takes a Board seat. Step out of line and he’ll get recalled just like Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy are in Fullerton! heh.

    The townsfolk have awoken with their eyes wide open. They’ve had enuf and ain’t goina take no mo!

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  2. Donkey
    Donkey 6 June, 2012, 08:35

    Spitzer makes me sick. His whole life has been feeding at the RAGWUS trough. His ilk is what is wrong with the entire state. 😉

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  3. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 08:44

    Yep. And he’s getting ready to stick his face back in the trough yet another time. He should have purchased his own independent TV network with his campaign war chest. We could have non-stop 24/7 “Todd Spitzer: This is Your Life!” going back to when he was in diapers. 24/7 of toothy grins, back slappin’, back-room public union celebrations while yankin’ and thankin’ the innocent taxpayers. If they ever do a remake of the ‘Flim-Flam Man’ Spitzer would be a great sub for George C. Scott. And he wouldn’t even need a script!! heh. 😀

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  4. queeg
    queeg 6 June, 2012, 10:49

    You see. Having public school educated voters pick a great experienced candidate pays off. Look for a improved future of hard working middle class workers.

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  5. Victims on to him
    Victims on to him 6 June, 2012, 10:53

    Victims are on to him too. He will represent us, but only at $300 per hour when our Marsy’s Rights are violated. But, what he won’t tell you is that he is the one that screwed up Marsy’s Law in the first place by chopping it up, cutting it up and destroying the original version, not written by him, that actually gave the law teeth. He is a creep and we all know it.

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  6. Beelzebub
    Beelzebub 6 June, 2012, 12:15

    I lost all faith in Spitzer when he showed up to a Supe’s meeting one day with the Duke LaCrosse book in his hand and pushed the prosecutorial misconduct BS while the Supe’s were discussing what to do with ex-Sheriff Carona who was under indictment and is now doing time in a Colorado slammer. heh. That was the tipping point for me. And I never looked back either.

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  7. surfcitybob
    surfcitybob 6 June, 2012, 13:37

    Just another reason, on a very long list of reasons, why I have quit the republican party, until they can get some standards or disappear and are replaced with a Conservative Party.
    In California, and much of the nation, we have the Democrat and the democrat-lite party. Who needs them?

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  8. Ridiculous
    Ridiculous 26 June, 2012, 23:51

    Thus blog has become a laughing stock for alleged “conservatives” and “libertarians”… Yes, Spitzer is like most politicians.. He is in a competitive environment and has to play the game… But have any of you (with exception of Greenhut) actually met him? Greenhut has for years consistently talked about this UNANIMOUS retroactive pension increase. Is there anything else? Get over yourself. Principles? Again… Have you met him? He is a caring dude.

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  9. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 27 June, 2012, 05:05

    I’ve known Spitzer for at least 15 years. Greenhut is right. Remember: Never trust what politicians say, only what they do. Let Spitzer now prove that he no longer is a big-spending, big-wasting, big-pensioning, big-budget-busting politician in the pocket of the unions.

    — John Seiler, Managing Editor

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