|Bryson visits Clown College|
Visit her website here.
Not wishing to blindside any old friends and allies, she has contacted the usual suspects among SOCCCD and college leadership and let them know. Reportedly, they have offered strong encouragement.
Naturally, she’s running as a Democrat, albeit a fiscally conservative one. Her run might seem Quixotic—the 73rd is smack dab in conservative south OC—but change is in the air and the GOP is fragmented. Plus they no longer have the services of a mafia-like “enforcer”—Tom Fuentes. That guy used to thin the field of Republican candidates for any given office, but nobody seems able to twist arms quite like Tom used to do. I guess they could just hire the mafia. Why not.
Chief among the Republicans running for the seat is Anna Bryson, one of those “Education Alliance” candidates of yore. You’ll recall that she worked for Fuentes’ pal Chriss Street, who resigned his OC Treasurer gig after his conviction for fraud. He's been pissing and moaning ever since, carping that his attorney, Friend-o'-Fuentes Phil Greer, did a shitty job providing defense.
Bryson's been on the CAPO school board, and she’s made all of the usual moves for a super-duper right-winger. She’s scary. (See here website here.)
So Wendy’s now on the rubber-chicken circuit, shaking hands, making contacts, asking for money.
Money’s the big issue right now. Bryson’s got some. Wendy needs some. It’s the usual thing: without money, she won’t be viable.
Bryson appears to be the last gasp of the Fuentes-generation local GOP. And she’s quite the wacko: she's scrapped textbooks in Capo because they don't match her knuckle-dragging view of the world and she's against the common core curriculum even though that’s pretty much a done deal. I think she seeks a return to stone tablets and charcoal. –Check her out.
Meanwhile, it appears that Gabriella is being embraced as a fresh face by the local Dems; they view her as a strong candidate with terrific public ed credentials.
We’ll try to stay on top of this race, which could get WAY interesting.
The people in this video make me feel suicidal. I had to stop watching.