Soldier Boy

Okay, this is just a little weird in a funny way. And desperate.

We know that politicians are always talking up their military experience, if they have any; and sometime fabricating it if they don’t.

Sukhee Soldier

A campaign advisor must have told Mr. Sukhee Kang that he really needed to remind voters in the 29th State Senate District that he is a veteran. It might help – after all Sukhee has only lived in Fullerton a few months, nobody knows who he is,  and everybody loves a vet, right? Sukee’s website devotes an entire section to dwell upon Sukhee’s military service.

The odd thing about this pitch is that Sukhee didn’t serve in our army; he was a non-com soldier in the 70s during the South Korean regime of Park Chung-hee, a quasi-dictator (later assassinated) whose government demanded compulsory military conscription. Now, to be fair, Sukhee isn’t hiding the fact that he didn’t serve in our military, but he’s trying real hard to make his experience relevant.

Somehow, some cynical campaign consultant believes this poofed-up narrative of an utterly unremarkable record can be used to prove Sukhee’s patriotism, devotion to duty, and even more tenuously, his affinity with American servicemen.

I am reminded of how in Irvine, Sukhee’s former running buddies – Agran and Krom pretended to be all gung-ho about a military cemetery at the Great Park, when in reality they just wanted to stall and embarrass the new council majority that got stuck with their 10 years of Great Park corruption and mismanagement. Of course their sympathies seem to be  more with exploitable dead veterans than with living ones.




  1. Just Off Euclid

    October 23, 2015 at 6:34 am

    I saw that too. It’s really pretty comical. Sukhee is some sort of grunt trudging around in somebody else’s army for a couple years and Hey Presto! Sergeant York!

  2. Anaheim Outsider

    October 23, 2015 at 6:53 am

    The strategy is clear: the Suhkee Kang Story depicts some sort of exceptional, almost impossible to believe tale of…

    In reality there is almost nothing exceptional about Sukhee except his endless ambition for political office. He is EXACTLY like Anaheim Embarrassment – Harry Sidhu.

    • Knowlt Hoheimer

      October 23, 2015 at 7:00 am

      I got it: mandatory conscription in Korea followed by immigration to US.

      “…the words, “Pro Patria”.
      What do they mean, anyway?”

  3. Wild Bill Hiccup

    October 23, 2015 at 7:48 am

    Patriotism? He got the hell out of South Korea almost as soon as he could. I don’t blame him, but c’mon now.

  4. At least when he was in the army he didn’t have that simple minded smile.

  5. After a quick visit to Sukhee’s website I noticed a cunning little turn of phrase that really reinforces my view that this miscreant’s military service, such as it is, isn’t being pitched honestly.

    Get this phrase: “Sukhee Kang is a veteran, having performed his military service in the Republic of Korea (South Korean)”

    Lots of real American veterans performed their military service in the Republic of Korea (South – not to be confused with Naughty North). Sukhee performed his for the Republic of Korea.

    • He was in the mandatory service of a military dictatorship and we are supposed to stand up and cheer?

      • Hardly the stuff of heroic patriotism, right? yet we are supposed to embrace him as a sort of war hero.

  6. A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

    November 23, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Every third world soldier is a (dry) hero when he’s standing under the American umbrella.

  7. 2015, year of Sheep.

    2016, year of Horse.

    Sukhee, back to Irvine.

  8. The campaign adviser for the carpetbagger is Gary South if people are wondering who is Kang’s campaign strategist.

    • Interesting….
      This is probably costing Suhkee a pretty penny.

      Garry South managed Davis’ campaigns for California lieutenant governor in 1994 and governor in 1998 and 2002. He advised on campaigns for Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Joe Lieberman.
      Garry South is a well known and widely sought after campaign manager. He has been dubbed “the Carville of California” by the New York Times.

      Yawn… still not going to work.

      Suhkee could bring on the Pope to help him with his campaign for all I care. Suhkee’s record of incompetence can’t be scrubbed clean.

  9. Democrats against Sukhee Kang

    February 4, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Sukhee Kang didn’t serve in our army so why even mention about his military experience?! He is not our true hero anyways since he is working hard just to change our constitution and laws since I am a moderate Democrat doesn’t mean that I believe that we should repeal the right to bear arms for example. I’m pretty sure that Sukhee Kang is going to gain criticism about his military experience that he did not serve in the American army by some voters throughout North Orange County. A true veteran is a type of hero who fights for our freedom and our rights for free speech for example. Kang just wants to take our rights away from us.

  10. Jeez, his website brags about the fact that Sukhee’s brother was in the South Korean army too! And his daughter married an army dude.

    So what?

  11. It is sort of comical.

    Sukhee was in army (not ours)
    Sukhee is immigrant who came to America
    Sukhee got job in the States
    Sukhee had kids
    Sukhee paid somebody to publish book

    So what? All this suggests a campaign desperate to turn the completely ordinary into something remarkable.

  12. Anaheim Democrat

    May 19, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Speaking of failures…

    I received a call from Sharon Quirk-Silva this weekend. A sweet young volunteer from the Sharon Quirk-Silva campaign, called to urge me to take a yard sign, remember to vote, and to vote for her endorsed candidate, Suhkee Kang.

    I’ll remember to vote all right. I’ll vote for anyone but SQS and her buddy Suhkee Kang.

    • Just Off Euclid

      May 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      SquirkS must be getting heavy pressure to promote the hapless Sukhee. As in: help this guy or your on your own.

      • Anaheim Democrat

        May 19, 2016 at 6:17 pm

        Yes. Still shameless and inappropriate behavior by SQuirkS. Wheeling and dealing to get ahead at all costs… even saddling us with the incompetent Kang.

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