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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Jerry Brown Racks Up Another Endorsement

The San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council (SFBCTC) joined a recent wave of high profile endorsers by announcing their endorsement of Jerry Brown for Attorney General. The council made their selection after interviewing both Democratic primary candidates, Jerry Brown and Rocky Delgadillo.

Ace Smith, campaign consultant for Brown said: “It’s clear that labor organizations are recognizing Jerry Brown for the outstanding work he has done to support the rights of California workers. Rocky is now 30 points behind and getting smaller in our rear view mirror with every passing day.”

The San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council endorsement represents thousands of construction workers in twenty-eight unions such as steelworkers, bricklayers, electrical workers, teamsters, plumbers and pipe fitters. The Building Trades Council joins a recent flood of Brown endorsers including the California Police Chiefs Association, the San Francisco Young Democrats, the California Faculty Association and the Police Officers Research Association of California (PORAC).

Is it time for Rocky to pack it in?

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31 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Way past time for Rocky to pack it in. He shouldn't have been elected in the first place. He's a worthless rat. No good to anybody. Brainless and out of his league. What nerve he has even running. It's some sort of joke or something. He'll be where Martin is soon enough with his money shell games and lobbyist relationships.

February 22, 2006 12:50 AM  

Blogger Phil Krakover said:

You folks must just be too young to remember the man who tried to ruin California.

He damn near succeded, but the Californians knew how bad he was, so they elected Pete Wilson over him for the U.S. Senate.

Brown has re-invented himself about five times now. He is much more dangerous than Rocky, because he is a clever, insidious knee-jerk liberal.

If you want every single law to go unenforced because he disagrees with it, go ahead and support him for Attorney General.

The Attorney General of California is the top law enforcement officer of the state. If a D.A. doesn't enforce a law, the AG can take over. Jerry will never prosecute dope smoking, same sex marriages, or any other law that he doesn't like.

He will support driver's licenses for illegals.

This state will go straight to Hell.

If you think this is an exageration, take the time to trace his career as Governor and his runs for the Presidency.

At least with Rocky, you know what you get. Jerry will run every job creating entity out of California and cause your taxes to soar, while he experiments with us again.

Eight long years as Governor was enough. If he beats Rocky, Poochigian should be AG.

By the way, he's never really practiced law, and knows little, if anything about it.

Remember you heard it here first.

February 22, 2006 4:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Previous poster:

Your sentence "By the way, he's never really practiced law, and knows little, if anything about it" is more applicable to Rocky who praticed law for one year at O'Melvny & Meyers and then spent the next few years at Rebuild LA (not as an attorney) and then went to work Mayor Riordan's Business Team (again, not as an attorney).

February 22, 2006 6:40 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Not so fast, Mayor Sam.

The California Teachers Association has endorsed Rocky. They'll whip any Frisco trade union.

February 22, 2006 6:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Delgadillo only got the CTA because they were mad that Brown had set up charter schools in Oakland. If the only endorsements he can get are because of the good deeds of his opponent he is a sad case. So maybe his slogan can be - if you hate eduation reform vote for Delgadillo. What a guy.

February 22, 2006 7:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

rocky should stay in the race...
fight it out...
just like in the film...

then he will lose so badly his career will be over and we will be done with him...it's not much of a film...but it sure has a good ending

February 22, 2006 7:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brown--a 67-year-old man who thinks like a flower child. He's the best choice for California's top cop ... if you're a criminal.

February 22, 2006 8:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry Phil, but with Antonio and Riordan in charge of LA, I'll take a shot at anyone else. We live in hell here now.

I'd vote for Brown for President at this point.

February 22, 2006 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Throw in the towel, Rocky. It is way past time...you are going to be humiliated

February 22, 2006 9:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

rockhead will run and lose and his career will be over and our city will be the better for this

February 22, 2006 10:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

run rocky run

it will be fun rocky fun

to see you lose rocky lose

and finally be out of the news

February 22, 2006 1:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

CTA is the worst! they do NOT even pretend to care about the kids. UTLA, if possible, is even worse!

Maybe moderate republicanism is where a true progressive needs to turn to these days.

February 22, 2006 3:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky is the biggest scumbag in LA politics. And that is saying a LOT.

February 22, 2006 4:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky's been audited to death and the State's (i.e., Brown's) best shot was that legal costs went up. Big deal. There were more lawsuits. And you can't blame Rocky for those.

February 22, 2006 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

can't blame him for all his slumlord contributors, either.

February 22, 2006 8:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

from a city atty insider - when people get to the bottom of rockys no-bid handouts to city contractors it will make the hahns pay to play scandals look like childs play

February 22, 2006 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Pay to play is too nice a phrase for what Rocky has done - he has given out contracts to law firms like a Tammany Hall boss - no bids, not even paper to justify the raiding of our city treasury...can't wait for the Times too take a close look at this.

February 22, 2006 8:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh please, spare us the libel.

All those "pay to play" allegations. What came of them? Nothing.

Audit after audit. Grand jury after grand jury. Where are the indictments? Nowhere.

After almost a year of auditing Rocky, the State's best shot was a big zero, nothing, nada. Why?

Rocky's clean, that's why.

Knock yourself out, moron. Rocky's going to kick your ass.

February 22, 2006 8:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What do you mean the audit found nothing??? Obviously you haven't read it. It is highly critical of the manner in which Rocktard has run the office--no bids, no budgets, funneling work to his buddies. But so long as he hasn't been indicted, I guess that is good enough for you. Most of the rest of us expect a little more from our elected officials, especially those aspiring to be the chief law enforcement officer of the state.

February 22, 2006 10:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocktardinald was in the Los Angeles suburb of Oakland today, where he gave a fiery speech in front of a Wal Mart. He viciously attacked Wal Mart for bad practices, but neglected to mention that he strongly supported the expansion of this "evil" corporation as deputy mayor of LA. Shockingly, the slick city attorney -- renowned for his honesty in financial matters -- also failed to disclose the fact Wal Mart has donated $1000 to his campaign for AG.

February 22, 2006 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Phil:
You must be too old to know what a spell checker is ... and your logic is even worse than your spelling. Brown has a strong record on law enforcement as governor, has fought crime and courted business as mayor of Oakland, and will quite simply be a great attorney general.

Pooch is a creepy nobody, and this Rockard fellow sheds more skin than a snake.

February 22, 2006 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Rocky reversing his strong Pro Wal-Mart position which he advocated as Deputy Mayor?

Will he now return the $1000 he got from Wal-Mart?

You can fool some of the people some of the time but certainly not all of the people all the time.

Honesty. That is the issue!

February 22, 2006 10:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

anonymous 10:20 P.M.:

Before repeating Jerry Brown's latest attack on Rocky, take the time to read the State audit: http://www.bsa.ca.gov/reports/summary.php?id=492\\

The State auditors were not "highly critical of the manner in which [Rocky] has run the office--no bids, no budgets, funneling work to his buddies." Nothing of the kind.

The audit is a garden-variety bean counting report with these startling conclusions: The costs of litigation are going up, and the auditors would have liked more forms and records to review.

You call that corruption? If the State didn't find anything wrong with Rocky, IT'S NOT THERE.

February 23, 2006 6:48 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The costs went up for Rocky's private lawyer friends by tens of millions of dollars. The state audit was clear: Delgadillo dramatically increased the amount of city money that went to pay private law firms to do city business.

The audit states that Rocky did not get competitve bids, did not follow his own stated policies and did not keep proper records. The audit further states that there is no evidence that this huge increase in public expenditures saved a dime.

You can go to the State Secretary of State's web page to see the record of all the law firm campaign contributions that came back to Rocky's campaign.

Bad judgment, poor administration, pay to play.

February 23, 2006 7:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From the Oakland Tribune:
Delgadillo pronounced Wal-Mart "a predator" upon California's middle class. Offstage, he said Brown — who first sought public office when Delgadillo was in fourth grade — lacks the perspective he can offer on that modern middle class . . .

Brown campaign spokesman Ace Smith retorted that Delgadillo has a lot of "chutzpah" badmouthing Brown after both promoting Wal-Mart while Los Angeles' deputy mayor for economic development and accepting the company's $1,000 donation to his 2001 campaign for city attorney.

"There's probably not a more hypocritical individual in the United States who could make those statements," Smith said, before faxing a memo citing a June 1998 Los Angeles Daily News article in which Delgadillo praised a new Wal-Mart as "turning Van Nuys Boulevard, we hope, into a commercial corridor we think it deserves to be."

February 23, 2006 9:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To 9:53 comment.

Play it both ways. From the exact same Oakland Tribune article:

"Brown, talking to the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in January 2004 about Wal-Mart coming to the city, said, "We're not picky. Anything we can get, we'll take."

The article also noted "Wal-Mart heir John Walton and his wife, Christy, each gave $5,300 to Brown's campaign for attorney general in June 2004."

Compare $10,600 in the AG's race for Brown, to $1000 five years ago for an entirely different election for Rocky. And Wal-Mart hasn't given any money to Rocky since he was able to help shut any future stores out of the City though the City Attorney's office.

February 23, 2006 11:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, but Brown's not screeching into the mic in front of Wal-Mart, is he? You win the 'Tard of the Week" award.

February 23, 2006 12:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what an idiot - standing in front of a walmart when he was responsible for building them under dick riordan. i guess the guy can't remember what he did a few short years ago. not surprising.

February 23, 2006 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The unions need to start pulling their support of Delgadillo - this is a really bad revelation. What else haven't you told us Rocky?

February 23, 2006 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

rocky got the grand from walmart because they were happy the job he did helping them locate their stores in la

February 23, 2006 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky was exposed by LA Times for being "in bed" w/the worst two slumlords. He's also pals w/yet another slumord..named "worst slumlord in Los Angeles history" by LA Times, also "worse slumlord in Southern California" by another publication. SURYA GUPTA (check LA Times archives) didn't even have to bother handing over money to Rocky. Gupta was finally charged w/100's of code violations after ten years of tenants' complaining. Hey! Rocky dropped all the charges and fined the notorious criminal slumlord
GUPTA a whopping $100!
Rocky is well known in LA as being corrupt. Finally LA Times is making the story public.

March 16, 2006 1:53 PM  

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