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Nancy Tujetsch: Assembly candidates not on same page

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Posted: September 7, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 7, 2012 2:00 a.m.

An Aug. 22 Signal article caught my eye — more the headline than its contents — “Wilk, Headington on same page.” Hmmmm. Knowing Scott Wilk as I do, this intrigued me, so I watched a video of the Aug. 21 — VIA 38th Assembly Candidate Debate between Wilk and Democrat Edward Headington to see for myself.

During the video debate, I was amused at Headington’s appearance as a Republican “wanna-be” as he gave all of the “right” answers this audience wanted to hear, while at the same time telling Wilk he was “irrelevant” as a Republican. I thought this was a questionable comment coming from the “purple” Democrat who alleges to be a “bridge builder.” Headington seemed proud of his ability to seduce a couple of rogue RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) to endorse him — but to me that only proved one thing: They should come out of the closet entirely, switch their voter registration to Democrat and finalize their conversion.

As the debate continued, I noticed the pattern of a classic Delphi Technique of “consensus building” that the progressives use to deceive the masses — aka “bait and switch.” Who doesn’t want “job creation, improved education and public safety” as Headington states? Of course everyone wants Sacramento to function as a competent governing body and get our state back to financial solvency. But knowing the “right” words to say doesn’t put Headington on the same page as Wilk — or even in the same book.

Those citizen voters who neglect to do their due diligence in vetting Headington and are instead persuaded by his smooth words will be gravely disappointed at what they will meet on the other side of that “bridge” that Headington supposedly will build, as it will not transpire into what they had imagined or “hoped.” This is because Headington’s self-proclaimed “purple” banner is an illusion. Consider his words in blog posts on The Huffington Post before his announced candidacy: “Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, if nothing else, pass the DREAM Act, which provides a pathway to citizenship”; “End ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Military Policy”; “Ending or Revising the Bush Tax Cuts”; “Politics is a contact sport and Democrats should not shy away from the verbal fisticuffs and political pugilism”; “What the national anthem should be for Democrats over the next two years: Eminem’s ‘Not Afraid’.”; “But it is about time that we replace ‘Yes We Can,’ a slogan rooted in Cesar Chavez’s ‘Sí se puede,’ and replace it with ‘Lo dicho dicho’, Spanish for ‘What I say, I Stand By’”; and it goes on and on...

I’m sure the progressives (Dems and Repubs alike) that comment on this will see these quotes as right up their alley. And that’s the whole point — these quotes are not up the conservative alley — and neither is Headington. These are a few of the differences between Wilk and Headington.

Headington is no dummy — he knows what to say and when to say it. Progressives in the 38th simply ignore his words, knowing it’s all a ruse to get the votes. If he was campaigning in his ex-employer Assemblyman Gil Cedillo’s District 45, which consists of 60 percent Democrats and 70 percent Hispanic, he’d be singing a different tune.

And winning the 38th would put him back in the fight again to reward illegal immigrants with California driver’s licenses as he did for two years with Cedillo. Doesn’t he understand the meaning of the word “illegal”?

So let’s pull the curtain back and reveal who the real Edward Headington is — and not be taken in by the smooth talk.

“Wilk, Headington on same page”? Hmmmm. I think not.

Nancy Tujetsch is a Castaic resident.


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