How far has Pat Bates fallen? She has attached herself to these two monsters. Gene James and Bill Brough – both serial abusers of women.
You’ve read my criticisms of the CAGOP “Chairwoman” Jessica Patterson who we were supposed to celebrate because she was the first “Latina” Chair of the CAGOP. 3 Latina victims of Bill Brough are wondering where their “Chairwoman” has been hiding as more and more of the disgusting details about the rampage of Bill Brough have been coming out.
Not to be outdone, The Assembly Permanent Minority Leader and the Senate Permanent Minority Leaders Marie Waldron and Shannon Grove have also said nothing about the Bill Brough rampage nor the victims. We were supposed to celebrate the women in leadership in the Republican Party of California – while they have ran and hid rather than deal with the rampage of Bill Brough.
However when not hiding from the scandals exploding, you can see Waldron joining with far-left Van Jones advocating for felons to get, get-out-of-jail-free cards:
We deserve better.
Patricia “Pat” Bates preceeded Shannon Grove as Senate Permanent Minority Leader. When Bates was Senate Leader, we had 14 Senators. Today, we have 9. (One of the lost Senate Seats was none other than John M W Moorlach, who had a staffer get raped by Bill Brough and his then cheif of staff Tim Clark covered it up – yet Moorlach still employs the guy as his campaign consultant)
Pat Bates has been in office a long time. Bates is exactly 1yr / 7mo younger than my 82 year old father.
How long has Bates been in office? I will be 50 in just over 2 months and I was 18 when she was first elected to office. That’s 31 years.
Bates will turn 81 next week. She intends to run for Laguna Niguel City Council again once she is finally forced from the State Senate by Term limits in 2022.
Bates has quite a resume in government, the first Mayor of Laguna Niguel, an Assemblymember, then two terms as OC Supervisor, then Two terms in the State Senate – including two years as the permanent minority leader. (while the GOP lost 3 Seats in the State Senate)
Up until the Bill Brough scandal, she had a stellar reputation in the community. That is a thing of the past now. She has hitched her wagon to Bill Brough and Gene James. Both have a long, detailed history of financial malfeasance, abuse of and misconduct with women.
Why has Pat Bates allowed Bill Brough to wreck her reputation? It can’t be as simple as an out of control ego manifesting itself in allowing her reputation to get wrecked over not having to admint a mistake in supporting Brough? (or Gene James for that matter) Maybe it is as simple at the tunnel vision you get from 31 years in office?
What I know is that Pat Bates has refused to meet with any of Bill Brough’s victims. Not one.
It gets worse, Heather Baez, who was sexually battered by Bill Brough (he rubbed himself against her when trying to get her to go him with him) used to serve on the board of the CWLA with Pat Bates. The CWLA is the California Women’s Leadership Association. What a complete failure on the part of Pat Bates on several levels – personal, professional, ethical and moral. It is also a horrific look for the Republican Party as is the refusal to lead by Fred Whitaker, the “Chairwoman” and any of the other once-celebrated Woman leaders of the CAGOP.
Did Bates ever call her former colleague to see how she was doing or to wish her well? Nope. (Similar to Moorlach and his former employee)
It does not stop there – Bates is quoted by local Republicans as calling the Workplace Conduct Unit’s validation of the ghastly behavior of Bill Brough (in particular his disgusting proposition of Jennifer Alizeri who has also worked alongside Bates in local politics) – as being “Unfairly Destroyed” as in they unfarily destroyed Bill Brough.
It is time for Pat Bates to resign as her continued tenure in office is a blight on the California Republcan Party and her conduct is a step worse than the moral abdication of the Woman Leaders of the California Republican Party.
It is an amazing note when a 49 year old white guy blogger and a 72 year old jew (Steve Frank) running against the Chairwoman care more about protecting women than the Woman leaders of the CAGOP we were supposed to be in awe of do. Perhaps these people should stop playing identity politics as it maginfies their failures.
Steve Frank has brought the issue in to the forefront of the California Republican Party’s officer elections in his “Contract with the California Republican Party” with this plank in his campaign:
9. I will put an end to the support for and endorsement of any elected Republican who has either engaged in sexual harassment or allowed any member of his or her staff to harass any female. As the Father of two daughters, I’ve always held them on a pedestal and sought to protect them. I will lead rigorous accountability to protect women in the legislature and the workplace ALWAYS.
Maybe these women we are supposed to be in awe of will take notes about what being a woman in leadership is supposed to look like.
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