Right Back Where I Was
I salute Hertzberg for offering something different, for stepping up and working hard. I also salute Bernard Parks and Richard Alarcon for doing the same.
So here we stand. And rather than pussyfoot around, one of the main goals of this blog will be to continue one of our original missions - to dump James Hahn.
In 2001, I supported another moderate, San Fernando Valley voice for Mayor in the primary - Joel Wachs. He didn't win, so my vote in the general election did not go to James Hahn. I voted for Antonio Villaraigosa.
Therefore I, Mayor Sam - meaning me the person not necessarily the site as a whole or the other contributors to the site - am formally announcing my endorsement of Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor. I'm right back where I was.
Antonio no doubt concerns me in many ways. But James Hahn concerns me even more. Antonio has issues, but he has some vision. Antonio didn't want to tax poor people to pay for more police officers like Jim Hahn does. Antonio doesn't support an $11 billion boondoggle at LAX like Jim Hahn does.
And I even have to question Jim Hahn's mental state following his near meltdown - almost coming to tears - on a radio program yesterday (And yes Kevin Roderick on LA Observed tried to sugar coat it, but I've listened to the tape three times now. Hahn nearly loses it.).
So we go forward. To be sure, we won't be shilling for Antonio left and right, but we'll continue to bring up issues as they come forward and discuss them in the rough and tumble way we always have. To be honest, I am looking forward to talking about other aspects of local government that have been nearly drowned out by the mayor's contest.
In the end, we have to say MEAT was right. Now blog away dum, dums.