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Now, we love a good e-mail diatribe as much as anyone. But in honor of this week’s confirmation vote of Board of Equalization appointee Jerome Horton, we wanted to dedicate some special space to Horton’s thank you diatribe emailed out to members of the Service Employees International Union, who backed his confirmation. In an e-mail riddled with typos, we were particularly impressed with Horton’s misspelling of “SEIU,” which he spelled “SEUI.” While thanking the union, he blasts “a few members of the Union movement” for advocating for the appointment of Assemblyman Mike Eng to replace his wife, Judy Chu on the Board of Equalization. Chu was elected to Congress in a special election this summer. Horton criticized those who say “this is an Asian seat and advance the notion that an Asian member of the Legislature had some ethnic, hereditary, or  spousal rights to the seat.” He closes by lamenting the decline of black labor leaders, and general anti-Horton sentiment, writing “Most people have stood against this foolishness,” he writes. “However,  I am sad to say that there are still a few who hide under the white sheets and hoods of comfort and convenience.” Yikes…


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