Why the Orange County Republican Central Committee Chose Now to Dump Deborah Pauly
The committee did nothing when its vice chairwoman and Villa Park City Councilwoman Deborah Pauly called for the death of Islamic men, women and children walking into a February 2011 Yorba Linda charity event.
The committee also did nothing months before that, when Pauly likened Obamacare to rape.
Monday night, after Chairman Scott Baugh told committee members, "You are held to a much different standard by what you say because you represent everybody our here," Pauly was voted out as his vice chair 47 to 16.
Perhaps Baugh, who had chastised Pauly for her past mouth farts, and his puppets could finally come up with a way to give her the boot because Wallace had been a Democrat.
Or maybe it's because Wallace, in the late '70s, declared himself a born-again Christian and apologized to African-American leaders for his past segregationist views.
Do you know who has not apologized to African-American leaders for her current segregationist views? Marilyn Davenport, the GOP Central Committee member who sent out an email depicting President Barack Obama's family as chimpanzees. As Baugh rightly led the committee to censure Davenport, one of her staunchest supporters was Pauly.
So, for those keeping score at home, it's okay for Pauly to be linked to a lilly white fatwah against innocent Muslims and a living racist, but not a long-dead racist who apologized for being one before his death. Uh . . . right.
It must also be noted that Baugh is throwing his considerable weight (literal and otherwise) behind Todd Spitzer, the former Orange County supervisor, Assembly member and fired assistant district attorney running against Pauly to rejoin the Board of Stupes.
Before hooking up with the Orange County Register, Spitzer had tried to get the Weekly to report that Orange businessman Bob Walters had mailed Pauly campaign letters on "George Wallace for President" letterhead. Walters was apparently recycling, as he had been chairman of Wallace's failed campaign for president in 1967, back when Da Gov was still a hater.
We declined Spitzer's request.
It's not that we support Pauly--trust us, we find the choice between her and Spitzer like deciding whether to drink Bipolar Tea or Schizophrenia Soda.
We do, however, think the councilwoman very well may be telling the truth when she says Walters' Wallace connection was unknown to her before a reporter informed her of it after the mailers went out. She's not the brightest bulb in the tomato patch, after all, and her appointment to check out her supporters may have fallen on the same night she was scheduled to stand up next to Barbara Coe and call for rounding up Mexicans. Damn you, conflicts, damn your eyes!
Besides, George Wallace was a lightning rod a very long time ago, back when many in the Orange County Republican Central Committee would have secretly scorned favorite son Richard Nixon in favor of Wallace, despite his having the wrong party affiliation. (Then and now; see Marilyn Davenport.)
No, the greater sin here is that Baugh, when he wasn't openly endorsing a political opponent of Pauly's, could not find a way to remove her as his GOP vice chair for far more disgusting things than being ever so loosely tied to a long-dead segregationist. Now chained to Spitzer, "Slime" Baugh can call for such a vote.
Ucked fup indeed.
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