….ONLY LASTED ONE DAY
Check Zak’s piece just before this posting for context.
This morning’s Californian reports a dinner deal gone bad as the proponent of the Buckley recall allegedly tried to entrap Lake Elsinore Planning Commissioner Jimmie Flores.
Commissioner Flores is currently running as a council candidate to replace Buckley, if the recall passes. Trevi allegedly sent a crew of his employees to Jimmy’s Las Palmas restaurant for a $500 meal and used a Trevi check to pay for it.
Said check is allegedly being used as proof of a Conflict of Interest Corruption allegation against Flores.
According to the paper, ” Lake Elsinore police investigators are probing a recent incident at a public official’s restaurant that has gotten caught up in the politics of a tangle between the proprietor of an entertainment center and the city.”
Zak has known Jimmy and his good wife, Tina, for years. Back in the day when Zak played Elsinore politics, writing through Elsinore Magazine, Zak has tossed down a beer or two at Las Palmas. Zak even sang a Karaoke Night number to then-Mayor Pam Brinley, to the delight of Zak’s followers.
Zak usually has not supported Jimmy’s political forays, as Zak usually supported Chris Hyland in all of her competing efforts. That being said, Jimmy and Tina are some of Elsinore’s finest citizens and this latest effort by the bowling alley proprietor is the dumbest thing in this recall, to date.
The late balladeer Jim Croce sang it best when he presciently crooned,
“ You don’t tug on Superman’s cape,
You don’t spit into the wind,
you don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger,
And you don’t mess around with Jim.”
It is the dumbest thing to pick on nice people in a small town.
Does Zak smell the defeat of the recall in Lake Elsinore’s air? It can’t be dead carp, they’re all gone.
Be sure to vote “no” on the recall. Don’t stay home and assume it will be defeated; you must vote “no” to protect Lake Elsinore’s “smart” future.