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Monday, February 14, 2005

Hahn Begins His Air Assault

TVWe hear word that Mayor Hahn's television commercials start tomorrow. It is common practice that spots are released to reporters ahead of time, but the Mayor's campaign has not done so. This means the spots are most likely negative. Which of course is the only way the Mayor can try to save his rapidly falling ass.

Given that - who do you think he goes after first? Huggy or Tony Villar? My guess is Huggy because Bob's been getting traction and Hahn fears the big man more than the little man. To be sure, we'll probably get some more racist attack ads against Tony at some point, but better to squash Bob while he's on the rise. The feeling on the third floor is they can take out Tony again and he's the desired opponent.

If you know anything about the Mayor's air war and want to spill the beans, we have some MEAT that will go quite well with them.

In other news, the latest indictment rumors filling our mail box this week allege it will be Stein and Wong. We shall see. AND don't forget to vote in our dumbest council member poll. Looks like as of now its a neck and neck battle between Tony Cardenas and Tom LaBonge with Tony Villar not far behind.

29 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I don't know about the rest of you, but I am beginning to wonder where the indictments are? Why have none come out?

February 14, 2005 2:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There won't be any indictments of anybody near Hahn. This has been a campaign of half truths and lies by Villaraigosa and his supporters (and Bob Hertzberg, too, at times), and the press brought into it. For sheer hypocracy read MEAT's comments on the half cent sales tax at antonio2005. According to MEAT on that site, Antonio is just waiting for a better climate, when the poor and people of color vote, to make sure it gets passed. So, nothing to do with not the people of LA being taxed too much already, nothing to do with the windfall for busines's surrounding the city. No, just Antonio wants to have it at another time - when Hahn can't benefit from it. The people of LA are just pawns to Villaraigosa and to his dum dum henchman MEAT.

February 14, 2005 3:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I use to think Cardenas was a smart man but he has really shown poor judgement over the past few weeks. What happened to him?

February 14, 2005 3:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Janica Hahn is "Head and Shoulders" the dummest councilmember. Have you ever heard her speak in Council Meetings? She is clueless. She has some really good one liners like calling Antonio's speeches "Cheap". She is trailed by Tom LaBonge and Dennis Zine.

February 14, 2005 3:15 PM  

Anonymous Cruisin' to the run-off said:

Hertzberg and Alarcon already have ad buys up, so they can sub replies quick. Can Tony? He better hope the attack isn't on him

February 14, 2005 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM MEAT:

Not pawns of Villaraigosa, just Meat.

And since i am not a villaraigosa spokesperson i can say, streak, do whatever i want without any reprecussions at all. So have fun linking my postings with that of Antonio's policy -- they aren't linked.

I do think however that my assesment was 100% correct.

I think the more interesting fact was today in the mayor's office Hahn was shitting bricks about the questions he was being asked by Zahniser and others regarding his support for the Smith-Villaraigosa (yeah i said it) cops plan. He now supports it because this is part of the give and take in politics and government. Interesting if this is part of the compromising process, where does Hahn figure the compromise is in calling for City Councilmembers to be recalled.

Voters can see through the transparent quilt, the emperor has no clothes on. As evident by today's letters to the editor:

Poor little Jimmy Hahn. He doesn't get his way and has a tantrum on the evening news. What this guy just doesn't seem to understand is that voters are sick and tired of his lack of leadership and making pro-supporter choices rather than pro-city decisions.


I am very supportive of law enforcement but additional taxes are just not the answer. This is one registered voter and property owner who simply cannot understand why a public agency has to have a P.R. firm, why trash truck drivers have cell phones and just why the trust fund only has $500,000. There needs to be someone in charge and it isn't Jimmy. --George O. Fodrea
Tarzana

blog away dum-dums

P.S. A simple challenge to the FAKE recall, how about getting a newspaper like the LA Times or even the Daily News to print a letter to the editor declaring to the world you exist. You have this week to get your letter in, prove to all of us you aren't funded BY SLEAZY BAR OWNERS.

February 14, 2005 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Is your tail between your legs said:

anon 4 sounds like a bitter Tony supporter

February 14, 2005 3:22 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

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February 14, 2005 3:49 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

Blogger said: ". . .Antonio wants to have it at another time - when Hahn can't benefit from it."

This was SO very much the same M.O. when ADV® first "hit" CD14 2 years ago (the hit was a sucker punch, too). Dozens and dozens of major, mostly funded projects were slated for completion in 6-12 months (Max.) but were immediately put on hold, supposedly to "build consensus" about them. Public meetings were to be scheduled (again, all had been vetted already), for that purpose, and then progress on them went into Devil's Triangle of CD14 staffers-ADV®'s "promise" land-and city departments.

In most cases, the smoke-screen "consensus" meetings were never held, but once the coast was clear and ADV® could be sure he'd get the credit for projects the last admin. created and moved along, they were started back up, slowly, in Year 2.

Many of these one-year-to-completion projects are just now beginning to look "real" again, but in some cases, funds have dwindled or critical windows of opportunity have closed.

February 14, 2005 3:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If there are high-up indictments (and thats VERY doubtful, they won't be played out in the next several weeks. No law enforcement arm of government wants to be seen as being politicized, or being used by an opposing candidate's camp to move ahead.

February 14, 2005 4:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is what a liar and hypocrite Antonio, Padilla, Parks, Zine, Smith all are.....Antonio had his people put out a spin that he has always been against the sales tax. LIAR LAIR PANTS ON FIRE AND WE GOT HIM...eat what do you say about this moron.....Back in November
Item Information
Meeting Date: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2004
Meeting Type: REGULAR
Agenda Item Number: 10
Council File Number: 03-2267-S1
Item Description:
ITEM NO. (10) - 03-2267-S1 Motion (Parks - Miscikowski) relative to instructing the Chief Legislative Analyst to report with recommendations to place a measure on the March 2005 or May 2005 ballot to increase the local sales tax for public safety purposes
Member Name CD Vote Given (13 - 0 - 2)
TONY CARDENAS 6 YES
ERIC GARCETTI 13 YES
WENDY GREUEL 2 YES
JANICE HAHN 15 YES
TOM LABONGE 4 YES
MARTIN LUDLOW 10 YES
CINDY MISCIKOWSKI 11 YES
ALEX PADILLA 7 YES
BERNARD C PARKS 8 YES
JAN PERRY 9 YES
ED REYES 1 ABSENT
GREIG SMITH 12 YES
ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA 14 YES
JACK WEISS 5 ABSENT
DENNIS ZINE 3 YES

February 14, 2005 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't believe the desperation of ADV. He put out yet another spin on his stupid cop plan which really is Smith's cop plan. Can't he think of one simple thing himself? MEAT this is the same bullshit we heard from him a couple of months ago. Yeah right I want to see 300 officers on the street by tomorrow according to ADV.

February 14, 2005 4:53 PM  

Blogger Mayor Sam said:

How about a Tony Villar spot where Jim Hahn goes to a restaurant and stiffs the waiter? NOW that's rich - c'mon Meat make it happen! Ho ho ho!

February 14, 2005 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT, why did Antonio support the sales tax in November 2004 (as shown by the above post) and now in February 2005 he opposes it? Kerry was the king of flip/flops, so does that make Antonio the prince of flip/flops?

Okay MEAT, try to answer just THIS question and not ramble about Hahn.

February 14, 2005 6:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Simple answer: It wasn't the VILLAR-RAIGOSA sales tax!

February 14, 2005 7:07 PM  

Anonymous MEATEATER said:

You have to check out Alarcon's ads: please Mayor Sam, please post separately about this.

http://www.alarconforla.com/board.php?b_code=ad

February 14, 2005 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hahn's ads won't take aim at any of his opponents, just yet. They'll profile what his camp believes are his strengths and accomplishments -- keeping the city together, bringing in a new police chief after Parks and Rampart, affordable housing trust fund, improved city service response using 311, etc.

He won't offer defense against "corruption" claims from opponents (that would add credence to them), and he won't want to be perceived as being at the same level as the "pretenders" to the throne - yet, or get down to their level. This is the "Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs" profile -- "Not one of those "little guys," already your mayor, we're in pretty good shape, and you have a leader now." Make them say whay a change is needed.

Don't have to agree with these points, but 'mark 'em' -- this is how the first ad blast will go. It's for shoring up the base, and pulling in the drifters who aren't already jaded by the "scandal" stories.

February 14, 2005 10:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kudos to the anon who earlier said something like: "no new indictments in coming weeks -- law enforcement won't want to appear to be political."

LA Times online 2/15 says "No new indictments are expected before the mayoral election. . ."

Rationale analysis for a change instead of partisan wishful thinking.

February 14, 2005 10:12 PM  

Anonymous Aushawn said:

I think that it's politics that is behind the reason why Villaraigosa (and I'm sure that members of the other 5) didn't vote for the sales tax this time around is for 2 reasons:

1) If Hahn was really serious about getting more $$$ for police, he should have pushed for the November 2004 sales tax as hard as he pushed for this one. I'm sure that he didn't get as aggresive in his support of it because it had Baca and Villaraigosa at the forefront of the effort and his name would have been buried under the other supporters of the sales tax.

2) It's my opinion that more Conservative voters tend to come out in greater numbers when there are any taxes involved on the ballot. I feel that Hahn would best benefit from a more conservative electorate coming out to vote in March. Candidates like Villaraigosa and Alarcon would not benefit from such a turnout.

So, while some people are so willing to criticize Villaraigosa for not supporting a sales tax this time around, it only makes sense to point out that Hahn went from being a supporter in the stands to the head cheerleader when it was convenient.

February 14, 2005 10:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whether a politician is using his/her authority in a way that is politically convenient during a heated election is less important to me than when he/she uses the position to make life in a violent, crowded city more "convenient" for criminals, by not putting more cops on the street. Give the other guy the credit if it saves a life or two -- it's worth it. Each day we wait to see who "wins" the political lottery so we can beef up LAPD is risking our safety. The plans don't have to be proprietary. Throw them all out there, enact as many as the voters can stomach, and maybe add thousands of cops, instead of a few hundred per candidate photo-op.

February 14, 2005 10:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well . Good Fro Hahn. At least he shows how mature he really is.

I really don't think Tony's people know how to play. When you fight you use the other person's monmetum against them. Good for Hahn.

I remember the fight over the police. PArk's said that we should add the police incremetnally which is a good thing, that is why we only got so mnay police. He is right incrementally knowing that the funding source is secure and can be counted on . The state of california can not be trusted to return the money from teh backfill. HAS anyone yet been talking about howmuch money the sate is keeping from us? No ONe

many of us who are played for as chumps by the candidates running for mayor , know that that funding source is not secure and that there are many things that that money is going to pay for that are already going to get that money, that is why HAHN said he goes with that deal.

We would have gotten more cops with the half cent sales tax wheras the 66 million is coming from a source of money that is not secure.

WHy do they paly us for chumps.

February 14, 2005 10:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM MEAT:


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This Friday's must TV lineup includes a new edition to Law and Order. LAW AND ORDER -- SENATOR ON THE STREETS, HE FIGHTS CORRUPTION DURING THE DAY AND CROOKS AT NIGHT.

Watch the trailor here: http://www.alarconforla.com/board.php?b_code=ad

I love you Alarcon but i haven't seen ads this bad since Cruz Bustamante's reelection campaign (i wonder who produced those?).

blog away.

February 14, 2005 10:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FROM MEAT:

Whoa there horsey is the mayor's communication team finally playing the game?

I mean of all days to actually wake up and smell the election his team came out with blistering speed today. Good job! Honest. Finally an opponent worth defeating, i was getting tired of playing mental gymnastics with jeff millman all day. (jeff is cool by the way)

Let's see there's this article:
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-probe15feb15,1,6823876.story?coll=la-headlines-politics

All it says is the DA will be indicting folks for years, but i am sure the mayor's office can find something to spin in there.

Then there's this tidbit: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-briefs15.3feb15,1,6508847.story?coll=la-headlines-politics

which says the ethics commission is going after Hahn's buddies even more than previously thought.

But those are the tough ones, the fun ones are these...http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-me-mayor15feb15,1,5246427.story?coll=la-headlines-politics

Nice way to let that Parks story have some more legs by going into detail of the letter, and blasting Hertzberg too -- it was like a two-for. Then Julie Wong lays down the gauntlet on Parks, did someone get some polling back today?? good lord.

But the little story i personally love the most is this one...http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-briefs15.1feb15,1,6775468.story?coll=la-headlines-california

Hahn hearing Antonio is about to come out with a cool jobs/biomed plan, pisses all over it with this announcement. nice job, way to steal the headline, i liked it alot. Little oversight on this one guys, in the story you claim you've been working on it for weeks. Ahem, (cough) San Diego and San Francisco have already announced such plans months ago. And here's why, you see this Stem Cell development headquarters while only spending something like 15 million a year on staff will likely generate a ton of other bio-med firms establishing offices and government affairs contracts to lobby and observe what this commission does. Plus whichever city is chosen will be the Stem Cell capitol of the world -- so this little free space to them may generate hundreds of millions of dollars and real jobs to boot. Now instead of working on this plan for weeks like you claim, these other cities actually worked on this plan for months, well because they opened up their ballot one day and saw that this might pass and had the forsight to actually plan ahead for their residents. This mayor likes to, well,... be MIA, he was MIA on the stem cell bond (ask the campaign mngr for this initiative who is BASED iN LA DUM-DUM, Hahn was also MIA at the MTA, FYI :) just like he is unable to get the cops he wanted so he went with plan B ...http://dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200%257E20954%257E,00.html

Not sure if this mayor is an idiot or just plain unlucky, either way, ANYONE BUT HAHN.

blog away you stem cell eating dum-dum

February 15, 2005 12:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, in addition to kissing the last 5-6 GOP and conservative voters he fooled into thinking he was somewhat of a moderate with his "Join me in the Reagan Revolution" bogus mailers a few years ago, Tony V. is now being advised by his crack team that blowing off thousands of devout Catholics in L.A. by becoming "Mr. Stem Cell Research" himself is good pre-primary policy.

With just weeks to go, he's come out anti-more cops on the street (until he can take credit for it) and anti-catholic theology (even though he's recently "returned to church").

Thanks to all this good advice, his breadth of post-primary appeal is now shrinking faster than his campaign funds. He's on the spend more money to gain less votes plan.

February 15, 2005 5:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So, in addition to kissing the last 5-6 GOP and conservative voters he fooled into thinking he was somewhat of a moderate with his "Join me in the Reagan Revolution" bogus mailers a few years ago goodbye, Tony V. is now being advised by his crack team that blowing off thousands of devout Catholics in L.A. by becoming "Mr. Stem Cell Research" himself is good pre-primary policy.

With just weeks to go, he's come out anti-more cops on the street (until he can take credit for it) and anti-catholic theology (even though he's recently "returned to church").

Thanks to all this good advice, his breadth of post-primary appeal is now shrinking faster than his campaign funds. He's on the spend more money to gain less votes plan.

February 15, 2005 5:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Antonio has 9 homicides in his district (Feb) and yet he thinks more of other issues. Officers have said he does not go to every homicide like he's been saying. Why doesn't surprise me that he lies. He voted to put the sales tax measure back in Nov. then changes his mind last week. He ignored the voice of his community for his own selfish reason. IF anyone but Hahn wanted that sales tax measure he would have voted yes. Now we are the ones and LAPD to suffer because we don't have the officers. Nice going ADV

February 15, 2005 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Aushawn is not very convincing. Because Villaraigosa judges Hahn's committment to the sales tax in the November election to be less than optimum, Villaraigosa decides to vote against an issue he himself supports. What logic! The fact is Hahn supported the countywide sales tax and the citywide sales tax. Villaraigosa in a space of two months supported the countywide sales tax, supported the citywide sales tax, didn't support the citywide sale tax and now says he does support - but at another time. Villaraigosa is unable to remain faithful to an idea, a cause, a community, a job. In fact, he's the archetype of the unfaithful man.
girl from hirl

February 15, 2005 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

McIntyre in the Morning, ugh -- (Why would 5 liberal dems bother?)

February 15, 2005 11:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alarcon's ads suck as bad as Cruz's because Alarcon is using the same lamebrained consultant, Richie Ross, that Cruz did.

Richie is the guy who takes the camapign's money, blows it all, and asks for more. He is also a lobbyist.

He is one of the lousiest advisors in Sacramento, and one of the crookedest. Anyone that hires him should autommatically be denied higher office. He's a putz.

February 15, 2005 2:46 PM  

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