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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Chief Parker With Antonio

Jim Hahn has shown he can do one thing, and one thing only, cut deals that harm this city, harm you and destroy neighborhoods. LAX should not be expanded, we need more than 25 intersections a year, we need a vision mr mayor. You weren't my first choice 4 years ago, and I'll be buried again before I vote for you this time.

I am white, I am conservative but more importantly I am smart. This old law and order guy wants a mayor who is going to roll up his sleeves and tackle the tough problems this city has, smartly.

I want a mayor that will try to hit a home run for this city every chance he gets, a mayor that can see the big picture while focusing on the small stuff too.

A mayor that will fill my potholes and build a subway. A mayor that will speak to our failing education system while encouraging our students to improve. Rhetoric is one thing, real life experience is another.

We are a city paralyzed by scandal, Jim Hahn has turned his good daddy's name into a symbol of corruption and unethical standards.

I want Antonio Villaraigosa.

I want him because he revived the Gold Line.
I want him because he revived the city's art budget when Hahn was trying to cut it.
I want him because he created the largest open space in the Eastside.
I want him because he ended the MTA strike, that paralyzed this city.
I want him because he opposed Ahmanson, Playa Vista and LAX. Which by the way were all major priorities of the city's unions.
I want him because he helped little kids get health insurance.
I want him because he gave us more open space, more school construction, more of the things that make city's work.
This guy is a tough can do leader and this old chief wants him.

Jim Hahn is going to try to say false and misleading things about Antonio - they are not true.

Like Mayor Sam, I want Jimmy Hahn out, Antonio Villaraigosa is my choice and nothing you dum-dums say will change this old man's heart.

31 Comments:

Anonymous MEAT said:

Thank you chief parker, thank you mayor sam.

Your kind words are something i don't hear to often on this blog.

blog away - smart ones.

March 10, 2005 12:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Considering that the LA Times made an endorsement and is biased ;I really can not beleive the list of achievments that have been made on behalf of ADV from this website and the newspaper. So, all of the things presented in that list now fall into doubt.

March 10, 2005 1:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The largest open space on the eastside???? You're not talking about the City's property at Ascot Hills; that they have owned for years and have had a working relationship with Wilson High School as an environmental "classroom".

Next thing you know you will say he created the internet.

March 10, 2005 2:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I.e., don't confuse me with facts, my mind's already made up. I always suspected Parker and Meat were two sides of the same persona (now one side) and now that the more silent half of the Yorty/Parker partnership has come to life again (and Meat's lying lower), it's a sure bet. Parker's already tried to stifle any Anti-ADV debate, Day 1 of the runoff.

Two simple rules to understanding the two faces of ADV: 1) if he says HE did it, it was probably someone else that did; and 2) his lists of accomplishments seldom mention the last two years (with good reason - even his hardcore supporters in CD14 don't try and claim he's actually DONE anything there)... he can't work the city mechanism well and hasn't "worked" for the city (much) since 2003, only for himself and his goal of becoming mayor.

March 10, 2005 5:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker: If you run against your boss Mayor Sam I'll vote for you. I know you never would (because you are loyal)but you are wonderful.

March 10, 2005 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief Parker I'm surprised you didn't list the made up 80 Neighborhood Watches that ADV has been lying about. LAX is the 3rd busiest airport in the world. It was about time for expansion. Roosevelt high on the Eastside is the most overcrowded in the city and yet ADV hasn't done anything about it. There are over 12 homicides in ADV's district and not one word about public safety in his own district. Sorry Chief, all people have to do is ask what has ADV done in 2 years as coucilman and that answer should leave them no choice but to vote for HAHN. YOu can't even begin to compare their records on accomplishments.

March 10, 2005 9:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief I'm willing to give Antonio credit for creating the Pacific Rim and the air we breathe, but Ascot Park? Hahaha! Chief it's because of people like you that don't bother to check what Antonio says that he gets away with all his bullshit. I am thinking that we should let MEAT play alone in this playpen.

March 10, 2005 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam & Chief Parker. What a great choice. I have been following this blog since the early days. I have told many friends about you.
But I have to say many people agree that it had become an anti-Antonio gossip blog and have started to leave.
Now I hope we can return to the original reason I started following you. I want the inside scoop.

March 10, 2005 9:51 AM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

"...he created the largest open space in the Eastside" (said the Chief).

FACT Check, Fact CHECK: Is this in reference to Ascot Hills (please be more specific, boosters - this candidate's rampant claims are already way too vague to ever verify)? If so, then someone's been drinking Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa's Kool-Aid again. Do yourself a HUGE favor, and don't believe everything (really, ANYthing) you read about the Eastside as put out on the Council website or in district reports by Tony's Toadies (they're still feeling their way around down here, two years later, and they get confused easily). They oh so conveniently (at campaign time), forget to include the FULL text of the original claim by ADV®, which said it was the area's largest open space, "THAT IS NOT ALREADY DEDICATED AS PARKLAND.” (Huge difference, people),

In whatever its current state, Ascot's a cool deal worked out with the SMMC and other agencies, but is probably only the 3rd largest open space on the Eastside (and it ain't like ADV® "created" that by tearing down condos and planting mature oaks, 'cuz trees don't give campaign contributions. . .). Whichever way you carve up the others, Ascot's approx. 140 acres is way less than half the size of Debs Regional Park (between El Sereno and Montecito Heights on the CD14/1 boundary line). The acreage of the interconnected Arroyo Seco chain that runs along the 110 Freeway (and includes Arroyo Seco, Hermon, and Sycamore Grove Parks, plus several smaller ones) is probably the second largest in size on the Eastside. That is unless in the minds of CD14's imported staffers, city and regional parks no longer qualify as "open space?" (They may not -- a month or more into the job as a field staffer, the CD14 deputy assigned to the area was asked questions about Debs -- in her area, and she said "what's Debs, where is that?"... the Eastside's largest regional park).

This isn't rocket science, folks. You have a choice not to be made to look foolish by these wild claims. Just pick up your Thomas Guide and look for the BIG GREEN areas if you want to check something like this out before biting into the hook. But, this does reveal a pretty good formula to follow, in the future: whatever the ADV® camp claims, discount it by at least HALF, probably even two-thirds, to find the truth.

March 10, 2005 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Villaraigosa has a press conference today to announce the endorsement of Laura Chick. No great surprise, but still a major plus for Antonio.

And the first question for Chick from the reporters is about Hahn's city contract with Kam Kuwata. Yes that's right, while Kam is running the Hahn campaign, he is being paid tens of thousands of dollars for god knows what by city taxpayers. Can someone say: Final nail?

March 10, 2005 12:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CAN WE SAY DRUG LETTER? Chick has proven to be a lowlife sleaze ball just like ADV when she got her staff to help her research and write that memo that she gave ONLY to the candidates attacking Hahn. She then pretends to say it was for the good of the city. She needs to come out of the closet. She has way too much bitterness with all the anger pent up inside not being able to let people know her true colors. "Laura it's ok." We know you go both ways."

March 10, 2005 12:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is so funny the way Antonio's people were saying there is going to be a BIIIIIGGGGGG announcement of a major elected official to endorse ADV. I thought the way it came out it would be a President. But it was just that little woman Chick. LA Weekly really nailed her on that memo previous poster.

March 10, 2005 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Laura Chick has been supporting Villaraigosa the whole time. She has been feeding information to him about other politicians since she was elected to the office. The big deal would be if she didn't endorse him. BIG YAWN.

March 10, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam and Chief Parker it seems you've lost a little of blogging traffic ever since you endorsed Antonio. I would have thought MEAT would be on here gloating.

March 10, 2005 2:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

SacromentoNighties, what is the SMMC?

March 10, 2005 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some more facts about Ascot. It was because of AV that the community was able to voice their opinion on the project (through community hearings that he held) and in large part through his resources and relationship with SMMC (Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy) that we were able to secure State Bond Park money - from the bond that he authored - granted with a whole bunch of other people. We did not want to see in-fill housing developed nor did we want the hills to be flattened for other uses. The DWP owned land had no formal agreement with LAUSD to use it as an "outdoor" classroom.

On another note - thanks to AV again, the 710 connector road EIR has been expanded to allow for other options to ease El Sereno's 30+ year traffic problem.


Additionally, with his office's help we are working with the City Attorney's office to lease the empty Caltrans parcels to be used for pocket parks, community gardens, or other uses to be determined by the local residents. They have been vacant and an eyesore for as long as people can remember.

For the record I am one of the watch block capt's that he helped put together.

And yes, hail to the Chief for endorsing Antonio.

Enrique Gasca
LA-32 NC Member.

March 10, 2005 3:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey, Enrique you just made a LIAR out of MEAT and ADV. They both have said for security reasons none of the "created neighborhood watches" could come out. Its nice to see Attention Deficit Villaraigosa doing something on your end. Although Alarcon and others in your district protested the 710 because of the people who will lose their homes. Give AV a message please! Tell his little butt that there have been over 13 homicides in his district and saving lives should be more important then going to a high school in No. Hollywood to promise and lie again to people.

March 10, 2005 3:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is that Kiko calling out from the back seats in El Sereno? The same Enrique Gasca who received 3 scholarships from Las Madres del Este de Los Angeles. The same Enrique who's sister received the largest Madres' scholarship the year Antonio decided to slander and attack this women's organization. All the while you were driving him around town during the '93 election and you stood aside while he lied about this organization that played a major role in your Georgetown Education (thought I'd mention your college, I know it turns you on, still have the caps?) Didn't have the balls to tell Antonio the truth? We can't wait until you run office!

March 10, 2005 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, how stupid some of these people can be. One minute they hate ADV and voted against him and then with the change of the wind they have no character, no integrity and lies and promises from him that he's changed and will help them, they go back. Can we say "no huevos"????

March 10, 2005 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enrique are you not ANTONIO'S NEPHEW?? Didn't you learn anything in college? You posting on here is like lil Jack, Hahn's son posting.

March 10, 2005 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enrique is not Tony's nephew, although he would give up his family for what little prestige Tony can give him. Enrique hails from the great state of Yucatan. Hey Kiko, ever hear that joke that Tony has about the people in Yucatan? He calls it the land of Gumby because he says the people down their have big heads. Ask your fellow paisano Marco about it.

March 10, 2005 5:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As you said, anon 3:55, they could not release the info, I did - my own and no one else's.

You can give him your message yourself.


Looks like I have a fan club. I put my name down as to not hide behind the anonymous entries.

I have nothing but respect and admiration for MELASI. Since you know me so well, you also left out the fact that since the time they gave me that scholarship I have partnered with them and Martin Gutieruiz and his brother Abel to host college nigths as a way to give back.

Sounds like anon 4:58 is taking this a little personal.

Furthermore I was still in college in '93 - 3000 miles away as you let everyone know- during that campaign.

I thought MELASI wanted to have independent leaders come back and help out the community. At least that's what I learned from Juana and Martin.


-EG

March 10, 2005 5:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enrique haven't you ever heard of the word LOYALTY. Antonio slammed this great organization that has done so many positive things for the community. Why in the world would you support such a mean evil spirited man like Antonio? Juana is a role model for many women with her community service. IF she was my mother I would have personally gone up to Antonio and slapped him silly. You should be ashamed of yourself.

March 10, 2005 5:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Enrique,

I meant 2003 and not 1993. Tony wasn't running in 2003. And you know me, remember you told me to take my finger off your chest at El Mercadito. The Times got a good picture of me when they took that picture of Sra. Gutierrez's house. My name is Frank, and I'm sure our paths will cross again. And you mispelled my former boss's name, it is Martín GutieRuiz, you should remember that, you were at his wedding, weren't you?

But if you have so much respect, why did you let your candidate, Tony, lie about them? Did you know Las Madres had to cancel their scholarship program. How can you raise money when someone with Tony's name recognition calls you a bunck of thieves. That's $35,000 a year of schoalrship money that kids from the Eastside don't have access to, thanks to Tony. Did you know that the City Ehtics Commission cleared Las Madres. Unfortuantely it was too late. But that's okay, you and your sister got your scholarship, right.

Frank S.
Guerilla Organizer

March 10, 2005 5:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

jus to ne more reason to really not vote for AV

March 10, 2005 7:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Back on line, I thought Skelton took you guys off the air just when it was about to get good.

Enrique, I'm sure you got this e-mail from Sra. Juana Gutierrez. But just in case you didn't, let me post my copy that I've saved.
***********************************
September 23, 2003

To: Open Letter to all concerned

Fr: Juana B. Gutiérrez, Co-Founder and President Madres del Este de Los
Angeles – Santa Isabel (MELASI)

Re: Antonio Villaraigosa’s attack on Juana B. Gutiérrez and MELASI


Dear Friends,

I am writing to set the record straight and to clear my name. Several months
ago, unwarranted and unsubstantiated accusations were made against me by
Antonio Villaraigosa during his campaign to become Los Angeles City
Councilmember of the 14th District.

Antonio’s attack on my integrity and on my record as an activist
was initiated for the sole purpose of denigrating me personally and the
organization I helped to found because I endorsed his opponent.

In addition to sharing with you the sequence of events regarding
fabrications and allegations made against me by Antonio Villaraigosa, I am
including a text copy of the City Ethics Commission memo below that
exonerates me and the Madres del Este de Los Angeles – Santa Isabel from any
wrong-doing.

Fabrication # 1: Several months ago, recently elected Los Angeles City
Councilmember Antonio Villaraigosa attacked me personally and the
organization I helped to found by alleging that city funds were
misappropriated. He fabricated a story in which he claimed that
approximately $60,000 were given to MELASI by the City and that MELASI used
that money to help finance an independent group supporting the re-election
of Councilmember Nick Pacheco (Villaraigosa’s opponent). He further claimed
that I was the central figure in committing these alleged actions because I
had allowed my house to be used to house part of that campaign. He did this
despite the fact that he understood very well that I have allowed political
candidates and others, including him and his political allies, to use my
house in support of different campaigns.

Fact #1: MELASI is a volunteer-based organization with a staff of 100%
unpaid volunteers. MELASI never took any overhead from City funds. As is
demonstrated in the receipts and other documents that were submitted to the
Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, the funds went to pay for successfully
executed community services and programs.

Fabrication # 2: Villaraigosa claimed that MELASI and the independent group
were both located at my house at that same time.

Fact # 2: Had he any clue of goings on in the community, Villaraigosa would
have realized that MELASI had moved to the former CSO building on 1st Street
and Chicago five years ago. In fact, the memo from the Ethics Commission
that exonerates us is addressed to that location. MELASI has not worked out
of my house for several years. Still, I have opened my house to community
activism and political campaigns in the past and will not be intimidated
into limiting my activism in the future.

Fabrication #3: In the LA Times article, reporter Matea Gold claimed that
the District Attorney was conducting an investigation into the allegations
fabricated by Antonio Villaraigosa.

Fact #3: On the Monday morning after the article ran, MELASI called the DA’s
office because we wanted to walk in with all receipts in order to
demonstrate our innocence and clear our name. The DA’s office responded that
no such investigation was taking place. The District Attorney’s office never
contacted us regarding the supposed investigation. Yet, the Los Angeles
Times continued to falsely claim that the DA had launched an investigation.

Role of the Media

The night before publication of Antonio’s false allegations against me and
the Madres del Este de Los Angeles – Santa Isabel, Los Angeles Times
reporter Matea Gold called my house to try to get a quote. I was
unavailable, but when I read the story, the accusatory tone convinced me
that the article had already been written before she called and that the
call was purely perfunctory.

The fact that she did not try to reach us until the night before
the story ran demonstrates that she had no real interest in gathering all
relevant information or in writing a well-balanced article. In fact, she
based her story solely on the fabrications made by Antonio Villaraigosa’s
campaign and did not even bother to check for any facts. The Times ran a
sensationalist editorial in the following Sunday’s edition which highlighted
these fabrications as fact and refused to print my written response to their
editorial.

Matea Gold has reported on community affairs and should have
known that MELASI’s offices were located at First Street and Chicago and not
at my house as she reported. Further, Ms. Gold should have checked the
validity of the allegations and should have called the District Attorney’s
office before reporting that they were conducting an investigation.
Lamentably, Matea Gold and the Los Angeles Times editorial staff were
irresponsible and unprofessional in their rush to judgment.

Moreover, the Los Angeles Times refused to print responses from
myself and others who wrote letters criticizing the coverage and Antonio’s
allegations as unfounded. Such slight of objective balance on the part of
the LA Times’ editorial staff and misconduct on the part of the reporter
highly suggests that the Los Angeles Times was more interested in running a
sensationalist story right before an election rather than sorting out facts
and practicing responsible journalism. We reject such poor journalistic
ethics as nothing short of holding the truth for ransom.

Thankfully, the other media in Los Angeles recognized the highly politicized
rhetoric in these allegations and proceeded with caution. The sole exception
was La Opinion, the Spanish language newspaper and a subsidiary of the L.A.
Times and Tribune communications.

La Opinion, through its reports and through the opportunistic
op-ed writings of California State University, Northridge assistant
professor David Diaz called on me to demonstrate to the public where that
money had gone. Had he done his homework, they would have known that we had
already submitted all the paper work and were fully cooperating with the Los
Angeles City Ethics Commission.

David Diaz knows me. All he had to do was ask and I would have
been more than happy to tell him that all of our documents had already been
submitted to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. But in my view, he had
already taken sides in the election. I don’t begrudge him his political
opinion, but believe it would have been more ethical to admit to it rather
than attempt to present himself as objective.

Surprisingly, UFW Vice President Dolores Huerta jumped into the
attempt to discredit me and our organization without first checking with me
whether such allegations had any validity. Dolores Huerta permitted her name
and image, and that of the UFW, to be used on a political flyer paid for by
Antonio Villaraigosa’s campaign which included English and Spanish versions
of the Los Angeles Times’ spiteful editorial that personalized its attack on
me and our organization.

This was especially hard to take considering my long history of
working in the interest of campesinos with her, Cesar Chavez, Arturo
Rodriguez and the UFW. What made it even more difficult was that I had come
to expect more out of Dolores Huerta and the UFW than what they
demonstrated. I have yet to understand why they would allow themselves to be
used in order to perpetuate false allegations and attempt to assassinate the
character of one of their lifelong supporters.

My husband Ricardo ran into Antonio recently and asked why he
had attacked me. Antonio responded that he went to the Times with that story
because he was trying to “protect” me and the Madres from being used. When
pressed further, Antonio admitted that his political advisors had told him
that he had to attack me (since I had endorsed his opponent) in order to
win.

Support

I am grateful to the community organizations that immediately came to our
support. I am grateful to Dr. Rodolfo Acuña, Dr. Mary Pardo, and
Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard who recognized the political nature of
this fabricated story. While many understood the political charades that
were being played out, Dr. Acuña, Dr. Pardo, and Congresswoman Roybal-Allard
were among those who recognized the outrageousness of the allegations and
publicly questioned this insidious attack. I commend them for their courage
to stand with me against the political powers that be at a time when others,
including elected officials with whom I have worked closely, stood idly on
the sideline, or, as one supporter wrote, “ran when things got hot.”

One supporter wrote privately that people will one day come to
realize the magnitude of this attack and the fact that the power brokers of
this city would go as far as to fabricate a story to eliminate political
opposition in order to get their preferred candidate elected to office. She
wrote that when they came to realize the truth about these fabrications,
those “who ran when things got hot” would themselves come to question the
nature of their profession and, for that matter, their commitment to the
community.

I stand firm and proud by my record.

Sincerely,



Juana B. Gutiérrez,

President and Co-Founder,
Madres del Este de Los Angeles – Santa Isabel.



*************************************************************

Text of the memo sent by The City Ethic Commission follows:



July 24, 2003


Mothers of East Los Angeles – Santa Isabel
2130 E. 1st. Street, Suite 303
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Re: Whistleblower Complaint #03-292

This letter is to inform you of the final disposition of the
above-referenced complaint received by this office on February 21, 2003,
regarding a potential misuse of funds received by MELASI. Our inquiry found
insufficient evidence of a violation of laws within City Ethics Commission’s
jurisdiction to warrant further action. Accordingly, the complaint has been
placed in a closed status.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely,

(Signed)

Kirsten M. Pickenpaugh, Esq.

Senior Investigator

***********************************
Now you know why Tony only got 61% in his home district. Talk about lack of integrity and character. You're around college nights in tha barrio, ever see Tony at any of these. What career advise can he give? How to fail the bar four times? How to get kicked out of high but then catch up through night school? Or maybe how to sell your soul for politcal gain? Sounds like negotations on your sould have already begun.

See you soon,

Frank S.
Guerrilla Organizer

March 10, 2005 9:38 PM  

Blogger SacramentoNighties said:

In the event anyone in the Attention-Deficit Villaraigosa camp thinks having Dead-Yorty et al. pick ADV® here, this time is "cool" -you might want to scroll down the Blog and view their list of primary endorsements/preferences and how they faired this past Tuesday. In addition to 3rd place Hertzberg, the Mayor Sam nod in nearly every other seriously "contested" race also went to an also-ran... Vahedi, Bornstein, Grunwald-A., (and the as-yet undecided 11th?). Obviously, their political "savvy" also died back when things were "groovy" (baby). If Mayor Sam is REALLY so anti-Hahn, better "endorse" HIM (Jim). Then he's sure to lose.

5/17 - Hahn: 51.5; ADV®: 48.5 (tic, tic, tic...)

March 11, 2005 7:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

FRANK S. posted:

"My husband Ricardo ran into Antonio recently and asked why he
had attacked me. Antonio responded that he went to the Times with that story
because he was trying to “protect” me and the Madres from being used. When
pressed further, ANTONIO ADMITTED THAT HIS POLIITCAL ADVISORS had told him
that he had to attack me (since I had endorsed his opponent) in order to
win."

See PARKE, even Tony ratted you out. Ever wonder why Tony doesn't have any old barrio friends, because in the barrio there is nothing worse than a "rata."

March 11, 2005 7:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So Frank S., when's La Colectiva going to get their money from Pacheco? Its been, what, 4 years now?

March 11, 2005 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:49 ANON:

The only money owed was from Xavier Becerra, not Nick. This is verified in the D.A. reports. Want a copy? But their chances of getting money from the County in their lawsuit is much better than Xavier living up to his campaign manager's word. Nick honored his commitments.

Frank S.

March 11, 2005 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chief: Jim Hahn has shown he can do one thing, and one thing only, cut deals that harm this city, harm you and destroy neighborhoods. LAX should not be expanded, we need more than 25 intersections a year, we need a vision mr mayor. You weren't my first choice 4 years ago, and I'll be buried again before I vote for you this time.

Indian: Jim Hahn gives the unions everything they want for their members, working families of Los Angeles and he’s a deal cutter. Antonio fights (and sometimes delivers) for the union and he’s a “warrior” for the unions. Hahn is for working families as much as Villaraigosa, don't forget they are both Dems.

Chief: I am white, I am conservative but more importantly I am smart. This old law and order guy wants a mayor who is going to roll up his sleeves and tackle the tough problems this city has, smartly.

Indian: If you are looking for smarts, then you might want to go with the one that at least passed the California State Bar after graduating from Law School > Jim Hahn. Antonio failed four times.

Chief: I want a mayor that will try to hit a home run for this city every chance he gets, a mayor that can see the big picture while focusing on the small stuff too.

Indian: Antonio is always trying to hit home runs -- without a bat and he definitely believes he’s above the “small stuff”.

Chief: A mayor that will fill my potholes and build a subway. A mayor that will speak to our failing education system while encouraging our students to improve. Rhetoric is one thing, real life experience is another.

Indian: Antonio was part of the Chicano movement and an organizer for UTLA (the teacher’s union) and yet the dropout rates in his backyard, East LA, have stayed the same since he has tried to bring leadership to this issue for the last 20 years. Talk about rhetoric outshining results.

Chief: We are a city paralyzed by scandal, Jim Hahn has turned his good daddy's name into a symbol of corruption and unethical standards.

Indian: We are not paralyzed by scandal, not a single person in City Hall is spending a significant amount of time on the “scandal.” Corruption has not been proven in City Hall or against Jim Hahn. If Jim Hahn were black/brown and in a gang Antonio’s ACLU roots would kick in and defend him until his due process rights were finished and he was found guilty of a crime, until then he would argue that you lay off the guy. But since he’s neither a minority nor a gang member Antonio abandons his civil rights roots for political expediency: True principles there on Antonio’s parts.


Chief: I want Antonio Villaraigosa.

Indian: I want someone who tells the truth and doesn’t take credit for other people’s work.

Chief: I want him because he revived the Gold Line.

Indian: Antonio, himself, on Channel 5 said it was a group effort.

Chief: I want him because he revived the city's art budget when Hahn was trying to cut it.

Indian: Point for Antonio.

Chief: I want him because he created the largest open space in the Eastside.

Indian: On Channel 5 he lied and called the grant money an acquisition. The DWP property was protected from development prior to Antonio getting into office.

Chief: I want him because he ended the MTA strike, that paralyzed this city.

Indian: Point for Antonio.

Chief: I want him because he opposed Ahmanson, Playa Vista and LAX. Which by the way were all major priorities of the city's unions.

Indian: Hahn was a “warrior” for the unions and Antonio pandered to the opposition once he knew the unions were going for Hahn.


Chief: I want him because he helped little kids get health insurance.

Indian: Sen. Martha Escutia went on the record with the LA Times and laid out Antonio for stealing this legislation from her and taking credit for her work.

Chief: I want him because he gave us more open space, more school construction, more of the things that make city's work.

Indian: "Antonioesque" vague statement. Sounds pretty, though.

Chief: This guy is a tough can do leader and this old chief wants him.

Indian: This guy has been Chair of the Transportation Committee since he’s been on the council and traffic hasn’t improved.

Chief: Jim Hahn is going to try to say false and misleading things about Antonio - they are not true.

Indian: Here are some true things, then:

1. He represented himself as a family man when he first ran for Assembly in 1994 when in fact he was not, enough said on this.

2. He got elected to the Assembly by saying an Anglo, Bill Mabie, couldn’t represent the district and then endorses Jackie Goldberg to take that same seat.

3. The first Latino Speaker Bustamante passes the torch to Latino Villaraigosa and then Villaraigosa passes the torch to non-Latino Hertzberg over Cardenas.

4. He serves as Speaker and a number of legislators go on the record with the LA Times and talk about his stealing of their legislation.

5. He abuses his office as Speaker of the Assembly and writes a letter to President Clinton declaring a drug dealer innocent.

6. He does nothing as Speaker of the Assembly to support the bio-med park around USC that Gerry Hertzberg from Molina’s office is pushing and now he walks around talking about it as if it was his idea.

7. He loses the Mayor’s race in 2001 and works for the billionaire boys club (Broad and Burkle) and then he finds his motivation to support the bio-med park being pushed by Eli Broad.

8. He runs for City Council in 2003 and promises everyone he will not run for Mayor in 2005. Another broken vow and flip-flop from Villaraigosa.

9. During the 2003 campaign he shamelessly, and without a basis, attacks a CBO made up of mothers in ELA for political gain in that election.

10. As Councilmember he rips off the days of service concept from the prior Councilmember and walks around as if it was his idea.


Chief: Like Mayor Sam, I want Jimmy Hahn out, Antonio Villaraigosa is my choice and nothing you dum-dums say will change this old man's heart.

Indian: It’s sometimes hard to teach an old dog new tricks.

March 14, 2005 11:44 AM  

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