See the end of this post for an update...ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 5, 3:32 P.M.:
|Nguyen: Fighting the good fight|
Tonight, the Garden Grove Unified School District
board of trustees is scheduled to vote on whether they'll allow organizers of this weekend's Tet Parade
to use a district bus and driver, a bus in which school trustees sit and wave to the masses. Usually, this is a gimme, given the Tet Parade is such an important part of Little Saigon
cultural life, and Garden Grove's proximity to it. And it's such a formality that the motion to approve is part of the consent calendar.
However, board member Bao Nguyen
will not only ask that the motion be pulled off the consent calendar to for discussion, and not only vote no, but will also urge his fellow trustees to vote no and to not participate unless some things change. See, the Tet Parade this year is causing national controversy this year because organizers don't want LGBT
Vietnamese to march in the parade, and Nguyen--someone that the Weekly has known for over a decade
, and by far the most ethical, humanistic politician Orange County has ever seen--will not stand for Know Nothings
of any kind.