The Mob, El Pueblo, and Jose Huizar
According to Steve Hymon in the LA Times:
The president of a Los Angeles city commission called for one of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's nominees to be rejected because he wrote an e-mail that mocks Italian Americans and makes fun of contributors to a City Council candidate.Guess what? We play hardball in the big leagues, and you just struck out. Not only does his quotes bring trouble to the appointee and all of those who were supporting him , but it also casts negative light on Jose Huizar.
Michael Gatto, president of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Authority, said in a letter Tuesday to Councilman Tom LaBonge that nominee Tony Scudellari was not fit to serve because of the group e-mail Scudellari sent earlier in the day.
The letter from Gatto, who says he does not know Scudellari, asks that the nomination be rejected.
Scudellari, 44, apologized Tuesday night. "I apologize for what I said. I didn't mean it to come out the way that it did," he said in a telephone interview. "Some of the jokes were in-jokes that were among friends, and it wasn't meant for public consumption."
Scudellari is a Huizar booster who has been engaged in a whisper campaign against Pacheco from the get go. Now he is blasting away much more publicly. Again from the Times:
The e-mail, a copy of which was forwarded to The Times, lists 19 people who gave money to council candidate Nick Pacheco and offers some comments about them. One of the donors is Gatto.I'd like to say I eagerly await Huizar's response, but he is probably to busy updating his website...and his loony followers are getting ready to continue there crap here in our comments section. Word of advice: Remember the rules of engagement, as they will be enforced. You'll actually have to come up with a credible point to somehow pin this on Pacheco in your sick and twisted minds.
The e-mail notes that Gatto gave Pacheco $250. "Plus $750 from the Gatto mob " I mean family (I'm Italian - I can joke)."
The e-mail also calls one person a "notorious political dirty trickster," comments on another person's sexual orientation, and mentions that a "wacky Republican" gave money to Pacheco.