Sleepy South-County Towns Make US News's List Of Political Junky Zones
|Ed Piskor / OC Weekly|
The truth, though, is that US News went for OC's two quietest, nicest-seeming cities: Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo. Huh?
The magazine's explanations for their selections really don't explain much. Basically, it seems they were included because they have highly educated populations and trend even more republican than other Orange County cities.
Mission Viejo seems like a defensible inclusion, given how much people seem to fight there about Rose Parade floats and redevelopment deals for car dealerships. Laguna Niguel though? I grew up next door; the place is lovely, but boring. My guess: US News made its decision based on Orly Taitz, who works in Mission Viejo and lives in Laguna Niguel. Who says birthers are bad for our image?