Remember the days when politicians were squeaky clean. They had no flaws or failed policies or bad-apple friends?
Truth be told, those days never existed. And now we have OC Sheriff’s Department Lt. Bill Hunt to remind us of this fact.
Hunt who until today was a fringe challenger for Sheriff claims he wants to “…restore integrity and trust to the Sheriff's Department…raise standards of professional conduct and increase accountability to the public.” My guess is that this cover up pushes him into obscurity as one of those sad examples of hypocrisy in politics.
Funny, how lofty goals can sometimes be forgotten or swept under the rug when drunk friends get pulled over and name drop the Lieutenants name.
According to KCAL 9’s Dave Lopez, a Hunt friend (Robert Stevenson) and yes DONOR to the Hunt Campaign was stopped for suspicion of driving while intoxicated at 1am in San Clemente two weeks ago. This drunk friend of Hunt quickly said “I wanna call Bill Hunt” when the deputy on scene asked for Stevenson’s license, he said “I don’t have a driver’s license. I’m too drunk to even know where one is.”
That’s when the sheriff’s deputy quickly turned off the recording devise that usually captures conversations of traffic stops. Hmmm. This alone would arouse some suspicion. But wait there’s more. Instead of being hauled off to jail like you or I would have been, this friend of Bill Hunt was shown the FRONT seat of the deputy’s cruiser and given a free ride home. But wait there is more…
Once inside the cruiser, this friend and Hunt campaign supporter found all the pretty lights and switches quite alluring. So in his drunken state he started flipping switches and pushing buttons. According to the police report “He activated the air horn and patrol siren” This could be classic Will Ferrell comedy material if it wasn’t true.
Hunt claims he got a call from one of the deputies on the scene that he told the deputies to “do the right thing” wink wink.
like Bill Hunt just moved into his glass house either. He is the same Bill Hunt that ordered
deputies to give a ride home to now-convicted rapist Greg Haidl the night he was
stopped with Marijuana as a minor. So
you see Bill Hunt is an equal opportunity ethics violator. The only common threads I can see is that you
have to be rich and high on something to get a get out of jail free card and a
quite ride home after thumbing our nose at the law in San Clemente.
Taking about the Haidl case: Lopez points out that the Attorney General chastised Hunt for “…exercising poor judgment in his decision to direct [the deputy] to remove details contained in his report…”
The bottom line is no one is perfect. But Hunt and his followers keep pretending he is.
I suggest you drop out of the race now Bill before you cause yourself and your fringe supporters any more embarrassment.