JACQUELINE COOPER, San Clemente
Sour grapes seems to be the theme from the Soapbox in the San Clemente Times in recent weeks. Even though the election was over, some just could not let it go.
Hmm, sound familiar? One letter expounds on the Republican Party of Orange County (OCGOP) mistakenly touting a medal given to then-candidate Gene James while he was in the military.
It was not James who put this out there, and he did vehemently disavow it. Another writer critiques James’ call for civility as weak.
Another praises Hinkle, an individual who was clearly a tool of the left, using many of the Saul Salinsky “Rules for Radicals” instructions to run an election.
The people of San Clemente should be alarmed that this leftist kid, who lied to many of us for the last year, got over 4,000 votes. Hinkle’s war chest of over $20,000 was telling. This money was to fight for a city council seat in our little town of San Clemente?
I know many, for I am one, Hinkle personally tried to deceive during his campaign. Hinkle was being used to disrupt our election process.
He had the money and was contacting citizens and spewing deception on a daily basis. Hinkle was caught in several big lies and was or is under investigation. This kid is not a hero; he was an anarchist/leftist plant to damage San Clemente.