Your recent editorial, "Legislators' Shabby Display" (Sept. 13), was as frustrating as it was inaccurate. It was not based upon fact, it did not reflect the truth as your reporters in Sacramento know it and, journalistically, it was nothing more than a venom-filled, slanted diatribe against the Republican Party and the philosophy held by many in Orange County, which your Los Angeles newspaper abhors.
For instance, you started by declaring that the Orange County Republican Assembly delegation did little to distinguish itself this year. That's odd considering that the county's lobbyist reported to the Board of Supervisors that those same Republicans were responsible for the most productive year ever.
As Republican leader in the Assembly, I can vouch for the effectiveness of your delegation, as can the governor. Our victories on tax reform, elimination of the state's bilingual program and the tax rebate could not have been possible without the efforts of the Orange County Republican Assembly members.
But rather than acknowledge the successes of your fine Orange County legislative delegation, The Times prefers to highlight the views of a few malcontents, who are a distinct minority of the Lincoln Club and who, incidently, led a group of disloyal Republicans who tried to unseat Rep. Robert E. Badham (R-Newport Beach). They also opposed most of the Orange County Republican Assembly members in primary elections in the past.