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Monday, October 25, 2004

A Burning Question

Quoting the LA Times this morning, "...the campaign for president of the more than 3,300-member (firefighters) union has turned increasingly bitter, featuring accusations of assault and political smears. "

Union President Pat McOsker has been accused of shoving a supporter of one of his challengers. He also is facing dissenting in the ranks over his spending of union dues on political campaigns, tapping their $1.5 million PAC fund.

Obviously, since his brother is the Mayor's Chief of Staff, it isn't shocking that he would pledge their support towards his campaign, but one has to wonder if there isn't a bit more to this. The scoop has it that Pat went to the various Hahn challengers at the direction of his brother way back in March and threatened them that if they stepped in to run against Hahn, they would come after them.

Forget pay-to-play, this is just downright thuggish and amateur. At least do what the other unions do and pretend to interview the candidates before endorsing one.

Should Pat be replaced? That is the burning question.


Blogger Mayor Sam said:

If this is true, Pat should be run out of town on a rail. Sounds like the kind of crap Shaw used to pull. Just ask Cliff Clinton!

October 25, 2004 11:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

When is Miriam Jaffe going to get re married ? Better yet, when is someone going to ask her out? She is a hottie, available, well liked and everyone seems afraid to ask her out.
Can that be because she works for the controller and people are afraid they will be audited?
If so, don't worry, Miriam doesn't talk !!!!!!!!

November 07, 2004 8:03 AM  

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