Remember Dave Gilliard All-Star Barbara Ortega – she of the unhinged ranting at a candidate forum? Ortega got hammered by a group of Republican Clubs for basic stupidity.
A lot has been written about Barbara Ortega – but let’s just say that she is a train wreck of a candidate.
However, as Dave Gilliard’s grip on victory after victory appears to be slipping, he is getting sloppy. First, Doug LaMalfa Chief of Staff Mark Spannagel gets caught committing a federal felony and now Dave Gilliard himself reaches a new low – even by his standards.
In political insider circles – we look at the lie-infested mailers that Dave Gilliard creates and we call them Dave Gilliard specials. In the case of a mailer against Peter Tateshi – the Republican Establishment Endorsed Candidate in AD-08, at least there was some truth to the claims of Gilliard.
You may wonder why I am not assigning this to Barbara Ortega – based on what I know of her, the content of this mailer was not her idea. Based on her rants, however – she is indeed jealous of the nice Congressional Salary that Tateshi makes.
The front page of the mailer makes fun of Tateshi’s Japaneese heritage – it is supposed to be Tateshi in place of a dead President on a dollar bill, but it looks like Emporer Hirohito. When you add in the asian style lettering above the picture – your hair should stand on end.
But, the checks cash for Mr. Gilliard.
Barbara Ortega does not have a chance of winning the AD-08 race.
If you look at page two and three – it is a class-warfare baiting piece talking about how Peter’s salary went up over the years he worked for Dan Lungren. It of course omits that Peter ascended to become Chief of Staff – precipitating some of the raises.
Then the back fold again begs questions of whether there is a racial overtone to this piece. Look at the font of the writing – apparently asian once again.
I will give Gilliard credit for one thing – he is detailed in what he does (with regard to mail only). Therefore, I am not cutting him any slack in this analysis.
It is apparent that Ortega has no resources as this mailer is quite a reach and tries to do too much.
As to Barbara Ortega – she is probably best served finding some sort of professional help after she loses the June 5th Primary.
P.S. Also of note – Gilliard makes an issue of Peter Tateshi’s Job… is that some sort of theme? Hide those of his own clients and rail on those of their opponents???