Darcy Kuenzi has done it again.
Since being elected in 2008, the Menifee City Councilwoman has been accused of voting fraud and conflicts of interest. She was threatened with a recall petition for, among others charges, “‘denying the citizens their right to be heard”, and earlier this year she made news by allegedly assaulting a citizen at City Hall for disagreeing with her.
In her latest escapade of October 18, she literally and physically turned her chair and back on a speaker who dared criticize her during public comments at the council meeting. The good news is that she seems to be growing in the job, since she didn’t leap off the dais and go all trailer park on the guy.
In case you don’t know, Darcy was waiting tables at a local eatery, when she was plucked from obscurity by Supervisor Marion (double bacon, double cheese) Ashley to become his Legislative Assistant. (I wonder if she could even spell “legislative” before she got her business cards?) Shortly thereafter, and being such a quick learner, she was slicked up, dressed out, and ready to slide into “her” seat on the new Menifee council, where she now reigns as the developers friend. Who knew that busing tables and refilling coffee cups instills and cultivates the fundamental skills and experience required for legislative assistin’?
Many of us have worked those long, hard hours and grasp the fact that the restaurant business is not exactly a training ground for taking on the responsibilities of political policy maker. But if it were, can’t we find a waitress that doesn’t insult, ignore, push her customers around and still demand a tip?
Harry Truman said, ” My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” The voters will get a chance to turn their backs on Kuenzi next November. Hopefully they will send her back to where her antics are better suited, but hardly more appreciated; slinging hash and bickering with the cooks.
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