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Thursday, February 17, 2005

A Bone For Tony Villar

ChiefBy Chief Parker who was having Blogger challenges
To prove that we don't always slam Villaraigosa, I would like to throw him a bone.

Last night at the Woodland Hills debate he seems to have stolen Alarcon's energy. Last night Alarcon appeared to be the one coasting, while Antonio showed some of the energy from campaigns past. We do have to scold his staff though, as he showed up late due to a scheduling error.

Parks gave his usual monotone performance. Walter Moore provided the entertainment for the evening with his off-beat banter, and Hertzberg was his normal overflowing river of ideas and energy which played well to his audience.

Hahn dodged the festivities yet again, proving his complete incompetence to the very base he needed four years ago, and has written yet another chapter in his novel about how to alienate your friends.

Can Tony repeat his performance? That has yet to be proven, but you can see them all again tonight at the Loyola Marymount debate at 5:00 this evening. (minus Moore and Hahn who is not scheduled to attend)

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This post tells me a lot about your identity for various reasons. Keep up the good work on this blog.

February 17, 2005 3:17 PM  

Anonymous Joe Cerrell said:

Chief Parker is Lisa Gritzner. That's why she's into a bone from I mean for Tony Villar.

February 17, 2005 5:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ADV can always "perform" well in front of an audience, if he wants to -- but when it comes to delivering on his promises, there's nobody home.

If you want a "performance" there are better actors in this town (some probably served him dinner at Kate M.'s in Beverly Hills. If you want a public servant that can actually deliver on promises and take a projeect (ANY project) to the next level -- you're out of luck with this empty suit.

February 17, 2005 11:12 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Good of you to throw Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa a bone, Chief Parker. It probably does appear that he's being dog(parke)-piled on here at times. His supporters also seem to have left the building. Can't blame them -- it's tough to keep trying to pump up a myth that's leaking from all sides that heavily and isn't even aware that his legacy is so. . . "last century."

February 17, 2005 11:18 PM  

Anonymous Times Mole said:

LA Times to endorse two candidates this Sunday. Can't say whom, but this is already settled.

February 17, 2005 11:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You think Chief Parker is Lisa Gritzner?

But when I said guessed that they were women last week - both of them protested like girly girls, saying..(paraphrasing) "Oh yes, you busted me. It's Laura Chick. NOT."

February 17, 2005 11:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker: "We do have to scold his (Villar's) staff though, as he showed up late due to a scheduling error."

NOW you're getting it. Even if you think Tony V. is the second coming (and I don't mean the runoff rematch), he is consistently, and will always be made to look like a Bozo - even as mayor - by his incompetent staff. Why? His staff management skills suck, big time. He can't pick them right in the first place, and once they're in place, he's too out-of-touch to know they're screwing up and making him (and the district/city, etc.) look bad. Just ask the people of CD14. They can't get the staff to fix what's broken, or even understand that it is, and even his supporters can't get Antonio's attention unless they hold a campaign fundraiser for him.

This would not be an improvement over the current situation!

February 18, 2005 5:59 AM  

Blogger Chief Parker said:

I'm actually the byline writer for the Daily News, or am I Mariel Garza?

Can Villaraigosa electrify voters once again?

February 18, 2005 8:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pretty sad that the only things Attention Deficit Villaraigosa can tout is broom sweeps from his residents and 80 neighborhood watches that don't exist. Can't believe how stupid the media is. So easy to research and figure out. Thanks Chief for the web link. The fact that anyone has to even ask if ADV has the energy is enough to vote NO. He can't take care of his own district let alone an entire city. Where are those RECALL PEOPLE COME OUT COME OUT. Hey, where's MEAT been. Haven't seen him put his spin here in a while. Maybe we scared him away

February 18, 2005 9:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DN's Garza wrote: "Maybe the novelty of Villaraigosa has worn off, now that he's spent 1 unremarkable years on the City Council."

(Can't count)It's almost been two years now, but the other years wasn't "unremarkable" - it was worse.

February 18, 2005 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't worry, MEAT or some other flack-let will resurface when there are more bogus polls to pitch. Word is they have their own internal (yeah, right) polls now showing ADV at 27-28, Hertzberg at 22-23, and Hahn at 21.

Too bad the people in the "internals" (Ha, again), don't "understand" the real Antonio like the people on Mayor Sam's blog do. He's up to 33 percent on the "intelligence" poll here. Should be just as valid, right?

February 18, 2005 9:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about that poll, Mayor Sam? Third time's the charm. Tony Villar's been top-of-poll every time, without fail. Can you or Chief Parker work some Photoshop magic and stick a "dunce" cap on one of AV's smiling pictures for a blog topic?

February 18, 2005 9:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

An item in LAVoice does a great job today of pointing out why Antonio Villaraigosa is yesterday's news, trading on his last century accomplishments:

http://lavoice.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=554&thold=0&mode=0&order=0

February 18, 2005 10:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nah, Parker must be "Kimmie" from Sacramento's AA meeting (Anonymous Antonio-hollics).

February 18, 2005 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love that post...With health care and Villaraigosa, we've seen the answer. This is part of a pattern: big ideas, great press conference, no follow through. This is exactly who ADV is. A man with nothing to offer this city. Like when he campaigned for CD24 his big issue was promising to get us more cops. We haven't seen 1 extra cop. Smith is getting credit for the state money proposal not ADV.

February 18, 2005 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Unless you're going to get down off the pedestal, roll up your sleeves, and do it all yourself, the ONLY way to accomplish anything is with good staff. The next mayor has to be able to pick good people, motivate them, keep them on track, make them accountable, expect results, and correct them when they stray, or fire them when they can't get the job done. (Read all the other multitude of posts around here about Tony V.'s staff) -- NMM; not mayoral material.

February 18, 2005 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He's burned $7 million in campaign funds -- someone throw a BONE to CD14 and get this not-a-rocket-scientist a job as somebody's paid lobbyist. Then he can schmooze all day, tell people "Hey, I did my best" (like the Elephant Hill soap opera), and still get paid for no concrete results.

February 18, 2005 11:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have a "bone" to pick with Tony Villar. Why is he pitting the neighborhood councils in CD14 against each other for his own perverse pleasure? Just last week a rabid AV supporter from the El Sereno council was at Highland Park NC lobbying them for an hour-long, nasty, name-calling meeting (again) to go against a 3rd nearby (Arroyo Seco) NC over their unanimous support of a park designation within ASNC boundaries. What happened to "local control" that the NC system was supposed to promote? Is Tony V. and his staff getting some kind of "hail, Cesar" charge out of watching these gladiator-volunteers fight to the death over the bones he's throwing into the arena. Feed HIM to the lions, please!

February 18, 2005 12:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But Chief Parker, I don't recall seeing anyone from the Daily News at the debate. Could you be Deane or Lee? Or could both of you guys be on this blog. Besides the candidates, those two were the only ones who knew about the scheduling error.

February 18, 2005 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

With Antonio's staff, scheduling -- and any other possible kind of "errors" are always assumed to be in effect. Getting things right is the rare occurrence.

February 18, 2005 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"My strength is bringing people together," Antonio tells Mariel Garza. Yeh, right. The 14th district is more split than it's ever been. And he does nothing about it. In fact, Garza reports: "...now that he (Antonio) has spent one unremarkable year on the city council..." Yes, ONE UNREMARKABLE YEAR. Wasn't he going to do BETTER than Pacheco? Wasn't that his promise - along with not running for mayor. Antonio is a fraud and he should be called on it. You listening Ms. Garrison? You listening Ms. Gold?

February 18, 2005 2:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is this why he's tearing neighborhood councils apart in the district, to "bring them together" - or it is just so he can get credit for rushing in and restoring "order."

February 18, 2005 2:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is all too funny. I agree that Antonio is bringing people together. There's a huge group out there that were on opposing sides campaigning against eachother. Now we're all on the same page and want his ass OUT. Antonio's supporters who helped him get in are now on our side to help get him out. Never seen anything like this before in CD14. He's an embarrassement to Latinos citywide and those who support him obviously don't know the truth how he has used his own community for his own selfish gain and has dumped on Latinos. Meat why was Antonio in WA D.C. last week?????

February 18, 2005 3:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Job hunting, maybe? Post-primary prospects don't look too good, and he CAN'T go back to CD14 for two more years and explain to people: Not only did I lie about not running from mayor, I focused on it for a full year of my CD term, lost it, and pissed of the person who is going to be the next mayor by sliming him for six months during that race. You got a bum, lame duck CM heading out of town on the next train; a mayor that hates his guts; and some of the poorest constituents in the city with nowhere to go for help. That's his idea of a Better LA.

February 18, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Could you be Deane or Lee? Or could both of you guys be on this blog. Besides the candidates, those two were the only ones who knew about the scheduling error."

Hey AV staff, get your facts straight before you pop-off your mouth.

If you watch the debate when it is run next week, you will find out that actually the moderator asked Antonio why he was late and offered the traffic excuse for him when he welcomed him to the stage, but Antonio in his opening owned up to the scheduling error, saying it wasn't traffic. Nice try guys. you screwed up. This wasn't an inside hatchet job.

February 19, 2005 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What the hell are you talking about...AV staffers? No AV staffer here jerk off.

February 20, 2005 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

...Besides I support another candidate for Mayor

February 20, 2005 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, I feel so bad for Antonio these days I feel like helping the poor guy out. i am not his biggest fan but does he really deserve all this flack? Somebody cannot be that bad.

February 21, 2005 9:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Previous poster all you have to do is ask any one of the grass root organizations or officers in CD14 and they will all tell you Attention Deficit Villaraigosa has been an absentee councilman in their district. Again he's asked to be excused Feb. 28th, March 1,2,3, probably to campaign and not do his job. He missed over 66 days last year campaigning for Kerry now his district gets ignored once again. Shame on him.

February 22, 2005 11:37 AM  

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