I have a daughter in middle school. So I’m familiar with the drama that can accompany text messaging.

But let me tell you: If my daughter used her cellphone as recklessly as Orange County commissioners have, she would lose it.

Textgate has pulled the curtains back on an orgy of special interests’ special access to elected officials.

We’ve seen county commissioners swapping text messages with lobbyists and party bosses — before and during a public hearing when they were supposed to be listening to the people who elected them.

We’ve seen details of prearranged plans to orchestrate votes.

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Scott Maxwell: ‘Textgate’ shows Orange County is out of control
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