Gallegos experiences cache-flow problems

Lord of the Lies

Aren’t the internets a wonderful thing? 

We certainly think they are.

Because now, when an incumbent district attorney lies about his resumé to a local newspaper, then is found out and publicly castigated, so he tries to scrub the lie from his campaign website–the lie never really goes away!! Isn’t that neat?

Here’s an example.

Paul Gallegos told Thadeus Greenson:

After law school, Gallegos said, he spent some time as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles before venturing out to start a private practice.

At the time, his campaign website said this:

During his time at LaVerne, Paul met Joan, his future wife. After being admitted to the California Bar Association, Paul was hired on to, and served as a DDA in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Paul and his new wife opened their first Law Office in Los Angeles.

After several concerned citizens phoned the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office nice HR people and learned that this was untrue, his campaign website was changed to say this instead:

During his time at LaVerne, Paul clerked at the Los Angeles and San Bernadino District Attorney’s Offices. After being admitted to the California Bar Association, Paul went into private practice.

Clerking…. deputy district attorneying…. With apologies to Sesame Street, one of these things is fucking NOT like the other. You feel what we’re saying?

So Natalynne, you wonky, hot, dishonest mess–no fair telling everyone Thadeus Greenson misquoted you. Because if he did, you misquoted you too.

D’oh!

[Little shout-out to our friend Capdiamont for the 411 about Gags' website revisions. Thanks, friend!]
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22 Responses

  1. “Congenitally dishonest douchebag” barely scratches the surface of this guy. How can the Times-Standard endorse someone who lies to them and also submits to them plagiarized material? It’s incomprehensible.

  2. Holy hell. Doesn’t get much clearer than that. So keep voting for this sack of crap, people. That’s what I call progressive.

  3. Oops gags. Greenson and the TS “we’ just look the other way.
    How do they justify? Oh yeah Salzman has pictures? Or what can be so bad to let this creep loose. Hey Wear what does thie jerk have on you??

  4. Tits job on this one, Bugs. It’s what is called incontrovertible evidence of misdeed. It’s all right there. But it’s true the grape koolaid drinkers would still vote for him if he were caught diddling orphans. Their politics trump their ethics every time.

  5. I didn’t think to check the way back machine for old copies of the website. Good job!

  6. I didn’t either. Linking to this and to yours, cap.

    There is something else, I can’t remember it exactly, something that ran during the last election, something else on his resume that raised questions. I’ll have to find it. It was in the paper. Something about corporations – I can’t remember though.

  7. Holy crap.

  8. How can the Times-Standard endorse someone who lies to them and also submits to them plagiarized material?

    Because he surfs.

  9. Just take another hit of kool-aid. It will be alright.

  10. What do you want to bet the TS buries Gags’ lies like they buried his plagiarism in their own paper?

  11. Nah – it wasn’t plagiarism, remember, it was just his amazing photographic memory, he just accidentally misremembered some 17 passages of another guy’s writings – and oh, yeah, that’s normal, all lawyers copy paste stuff all the time, so it’s excusable…

    Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Gallegos initially said he was not specifically aware of the article Felix had written, but later said that he believed he had read it, adding that he had read a lot of articles about the “The Ox-Bow Incident.”

    “It’s one of my favorite stories. … As a prosecutor, I loved the story.”

    When asked if he knew that swaths of his “My Word” commentary had previously appeared in Felix’s article, Gallegos responded, “No. I was not aware of that.”

    “Obviously the question here is whether I intended to take direct quotes without attribution, and no, I didn’t intend that,” he said.

    “Certainly when you’re getting ideas sometimes you write them back in a way that sounds very similar.”

  12. Paul Gallegos
    From Gallegos’ “My Word” “Vigilantism a force of anarchy”
    – Times-Standard (Sept. 2, 2006)

    Vigilantism is a force of anarchy without much promise of justice.

    Since absolute truth regarding guilt is not possible in all cases, some toleration of error is necessary.

    … manages the risk of error in a way that is most favorable to the citizen.

    If the accused is found guilty, the system has worked.

    If the accused is found not guilty, the system remains intact …

    Vigilantism is when all or most of the functions of the administration of justice are performed by one person or persons.

    When the legal system is adhered to, the system demonstrates its commitment to … laws … .

    … our legal processes have greater importance than getting the right results.

    Today, I see a growing tendency for individuals or a group of individuals to disregard our established practice in the administration of justice: orderly progression within the limits of official power and rational decision making.

    Robert Louis Felix
    From “The Ox-Bow Incident
    ” – Legal Studies Forum (2000)

    Vigilantism is a force of anarchy without much promise of correction.

    Since absolute truth regarding guilt is not possible in all cases, some toleration of error is necessary.

    … manages the risk of error in a way that is most favorable to the accused.

    If the accused is found guilty, the system has worked …

    If the accused is found not guilty, the system remains intact …

    … vigilantism, in which all or most of the functions of administration are performed by the same persons …

    When legal forms are adhered to, the system demonstrates its fidelity to law.

    … adherence to legal forms needs more to commend it than getting the right results.

    (T)he novel and the film provide narrative and dramatic illustrations of the evils caused by the deliberate or misguided failure to observe established practice in the administration of criminal justice: orderly progression within the limits of official power and rational decision making.

  13. Oh well. I have the stories, the coverage, it wasn’t just that one, there was another My Word that “borrowed” from JFK.

    I’m going to tell you this now – no one cares.

    I don’t know why. It doesn’t make any sense. But people do not care. Maybe it is because they don’t expect anything good out of him, so they are not surprised. Maybe it is because they keep forgiving him as if he was a little kid.

    But this stuff happens over and over and over again, and it is provable – and no one cares.

    Don’t waste your time. He gets held to a lower standard.

  14. I don’t often agree with you, Rose, and this case is no different. Gallegos isn’t held to a lower standard. He is held to no standard at all.

  15. Y’all don’t mean PROFESSOR Gallego’s?

  16. Y’all don’t mean PROFESSOR Gallegos?

  17. Thanks bugs for the wonderful bobble-head image. Too bad it is all too true. Hugs!

  18. Used to run Henry Weinhardts down around Zaragosa. When I weren’t judging, that is. Well, not judging, but i did clean up around the courthouse. Some. Until they . . ., well, never mind.
    Hey, just forget I said it. Whatever it is.

  19. Brilliant!

  20. Lets not forget why “Vigilantism a force of anarchy” – was submitted to the Times-Standard (Sept. 2, 2006). Gag’s rational was to publicly smear hard working individuals in the animal welfare movement.

  21. That’s right, Real. Wasn’t it Shannon Miranda sick to shit of Gags’ refusal to prosecute animal abuse cases? That’s another reason we need Jackson. She’s prosecuted these cases and proven herself to be the real deal on animal welfare issues.

  22. Gags. The only thing you can be sure of is incompetence, laziness, a whole lotta lies and screwing real victims over. Let’s race to the polls.

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