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Former O.C. GOP boss Fuentes honored (OC Reg)
Longtime former county Republican Party Chairman Tom Fuentes, who is in hospice care in his home and is dying of cancer, continued what is becoming a farewell tour on Saturday, when he made it to the California Republican Party convention in Los Angeles.
Fuentes, 62, accepted a Lifetime Achievement Award from the CRP and delivered a searing six-minute speech full of his characteristic criticism, encouragement and moralism….
“Today I come to share with you a farewell,” Fuentes said Saturday before launching into the politics – starting with attacks on some fellow Republicans. Some excerpts:
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“California has become a failed place. The vulgarity and violence that pours out of Hollywood goes unchallenged by our civic leaders. Crime is rampant in the streets. The adulterous conduct of ranking elected officials is common place [sic]. Our children are without heroes and role models.” ….