|By Admin1 (admin) on Thursday, July 26, 2001 - 1:02 am: Edit Post|
1997 - Article about politics in Orange County mentioning County Supervisor Vazquez's silence and eventual resignation after the loss of $1.7 billion in taxpayer funds.
Go about 3/4 down the page or search on the word "Gaddi".
There was a moment, just after the bankruptcy, when it seemed
things would turn out differently-when there might even have been
a revolution in Orange County. A loss of $1.7 billion in taxpayer
funds coupled with the rare, nauseating glimpse of politicians at
work infuriated tens of thousands of normally apathetic citizens. A
government ruled entirely by die-hard conservatives had failed
and become the butt of jokes around the world.
Poll after poll showed citizens countywide overwhelmingly
favored drastic, corrective government reform. A daily barrage of
hate mail arrived for the supervisors. Several people spoke of
lynchings-we presume figuratively. Supervisor Gaddi
Vasquez-the Latino face of the new Republican party-went
suddenly silent, ultimately resigned, and disappeared from the
harsh glare of formal politics.