You Have Spoken
I apologize to the Hahn campaign for believing a rabbi.
I apologize to the Hahn campaign for believing they used faked forgeries.
I apologize to the Hahn campaign for not believing it was all Joe Klein's fault.
Now the Chief has some questions regarding all of this.
The same Jewish Journal is now reporting that the number of forgeries has risen from 4 to 8.
The Jewish Journal also reports..."Weil isn't backing away from saying that he and others never signed endorsement forms. And there seems little doubt that the Hahn campaign incorrectly claimed the endorsements of leading Jews who actually preferred Hertzberg. The number of bad endorsements might surpass 30, though that number has not been independently verified. Eventually, however, Weil was persuaded that the Hahn campaign had no ill intent, nor any advance knowledge of problems with the endorsements...."
"...What still bothers Lebovics is that the Hahn campaign persistently chose to put all responsibility for the forms on longtime Hahn backer Joe Klein, a Jewish community leader who died in June 2004...."
And that goes to the heart of my question -- Why would the Hahn campaign stoop so low as to blame a man whose integrity is unapproachable? (which they even admit)
So if you continue reading the article in the Jewish Journal the story has now changed from Joe Klein to anonymous "volunteers".
"These volunteers may have simply transferred names -- and even signatures -- from 2001 endorsement forms to forms for the 2005 campaign."
So which is it? Joe Klein or volunteers, I suppose we will never truly know because Kam Kuwata has become tight lipped about the entire brouhaha.
So while the number of forgeries has risen and the Hahn campaign issues "no comment" to any and all questions regarding this they apparently have enough time to shift blame from a dead man to anonymous volunteers.
Yes readers, I do apologize, I apologize to the entire Jewish community and City of Los Angeles for having a Mayor who doesn't take responsibility for anything.