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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Rocky May Have Lied About His Past

Last Saturday, the Los Angeles Times ran a story revealing that Mr. Delgadillo has made numerous false resume claims in his campaigns. He claimed to have been an academic All-American, to have received a football scholarship from Harvard and to have played professional football in both Canada and the United States. All of these claims have been proven false by the Los Angeles Times.

Since the publishing of this article, the Delgadillo campaign has indignantly asserted that “he [Rockard Delgadillo] has never claimed to have played a down of football for either Hamilton or New York.” (Delgadillo for Attorney General Press Release, May 20, 2006)

Yet in an essay written by Mr. Rockard Delgadillo and posted at http://latino.si.edu/YoungAmericanos/page%205_rocky%20delgadillo.htm, (according to http://web.archive.org in 2003) he personally made the claim, “After graduating from Harvard with honors and spending a short time playing professional football in New York and Canada, I returned to my high school as a coach and teacher while waiting to start law school at Columbia University.”.

And even today, on the Delgadillo for Attorney General website (http://rocky2006.com/content/view/2/10), Delgadillo claims to have played “a brief stint as a professional football player…”

Ace Smith, consultant for the Brown campaign said: “Mr. Delgadillo needs to take responsibility for these falsehoods and apologize for his actions. He should start by deleting the false statements about his non-existent pro-football career off his Rocky2006.com website.”



Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's all over Rocky - you have been shown to be as phony as the fighter in the movie.

May 23, 2006 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you see John North's piece on abc? It was Rocky's resume exposed piece by piece and boy was it ugly. But most pathetic of all was Rocky insisting that he had never lied. The only thing one can wonder is this: is Rocky possibly so stupid that he really doesn't know when he's lying?

May 23, 2006 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's not all, folks. More to come on ol' Rocktard's imaginative biographying. But I don't want to spoil the surprise. Suffice it to say his "brief stint in politics" will be ending soon.

May 23, 2006 10:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky lies to little Latino kids for no reason. What a pervert. String em up!

May 23, 2006 10:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is just great news! One down...at last! More to go....let's get Tony Villar next!

May 24, 2006 2:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, Damn, Damn!
Why Rocky why? Why you lie man? You ain't gotta lie to kick it. This is just so unfortunate.

I'd hate to run for office. I'd be exposed as someone who cheats on his girlfriend.

May 24, 2006 4:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You guys are idiots. If you want a Dem. in the AG's Office it won't be Moonbeam. He's got more baggage than LAX. Rocky's taken the high road and look what it gets you in politics ...

May 24, 2006 6:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can a City Attorney be so dumb as to lie about his history? He had to know everything in his background would be uncovered? We don't need someone who is this naive representing us. I see Rocky is now airing his commercials and his #1 issue is the gangs. It works here in LA but the questionable anywhere else.

May 24, 2006 6:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How can anyone be surprised about his lies. Everyone in the City - Departments, Council offices, elected officials - know that his is a corrupt administratrion with tons of political hacks pretending to do legal work on phony programs. The City pays for Ann D'Amato to be a political advisor - and the office is crawling with lawyers who have no experience practicing law - but lots of experience in politics. Shame on him, and on them.

May 24, 2006 6:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky never claimed to play in the Super Bowl, so what's the big deal? He's a lawyer, not a football player. And, unlike Brown, he passed the bar!

May 24, 2006 6:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Superbowl????????? Rocky's just trying to make it out of the minors and he's stumbling so badly that he won't even be able to get into a rotisserie league.

May 24, 2006 7:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You think Rocky's resume is getting roasted. Just wait for Brown's barbeque, coming right up.

May 24, 2006 7:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DAILY NEWS....California needs an attorney general unafraid to shake up the Sacramento power structure, and there's little reason to think Delgadillo would rise to that role. Brown, on the other hand, has never been one to go along to get along - which is why his leadership is needed in Sacramento.

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May 24, 2006 7:18 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ask any admissions officer in the Ivies, they don't offer sports scholarships or merit scholarships, only need based financial aid. They never have.

May 24, 2006 7:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky may have passed the bar but he does not know squat about procedure. Did anyone hear his canned answer on NPR about campaign donors who "do it wrong" getting subpoenas? Apparently you can be a "senior attorney" at OM&M without knowing what one is used for.

May 24, 2006 8:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ask that admissions officer how Brown got into Yale with his GPA.

May 24, 2006 8:12 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

Here's the most glaring thought, Why are people believing a report done by the assine AV groupie trolls at the LA Times?

They are the worst at doing "reports"

May 24, 2006 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bottom line....Vote out Anything Mexican! Period. Vote for Donald Duck, if you have to. Remember, anything but Mexican.

May 24, 2006 9:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't forget, Rocky is only half-latino (from Wikipedia.com). Did he lie about that too?

May 24, 2006 9:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Keep in mind the fact that he has been hoodwinking the people of Los Angeles for years. He didn't lie, and he didn't tell the whole truth.

May 24, 2006 10:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Oh,and Brown hasn't stretched the truth? What about that "Mother Theresa told me to free the violent anti-abortion activist" line? Now that's a whopper.

May 24, 2006 10:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Notice how Rocktard's people aren't denying that he's a liar? Instead, like small children, they're saying "Jerry lied too" or "it's just little lie!" These pathetic responses testify to the fact that his organization is not ready for prime time.

Poor Rocktard lovers. They truly believed in him, they poured their time into his cause, and he betrayed them with these strange excursions into fantasyland. No wonder Grisolano and those Chicago slicksters ran for cover at the jump. They didn't want this crap to bring down the value of their stock.

May 24, 2006 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There's a big difference between a lie and emphasis, bonehead. It takes a lawyer to know the difference and your candidate Brown doesn't qualify.

May 24, 2006 10:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It doesn't take a lawyer to know Moonbeam's not qualified to lead the largest public law office in the nation. He should go back to his talk show.

May 24, 2006 10:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2006

CFR Announces Contest to Pick Rocky's New Theme Song!

In order to prove that our campaign is more Democratic than Jerry Brown's, Californians for Rocktard has announced a contest to pick Rocktard's new campaign theme song.

That theme from the Rocky movies has grown a bit stale ever since Rocky's dad told the LA Times that he did NOT name Rocky after a fighter. Oops! Well, Rocktard's commitment to Californians remains unwavering, and he's going to fight to save our 5-year-olds from danger even if he has to lie to them first.

With this in mind, the staff here at Californians for Rocktard already has a few great ideas for new theme song. In light of Rocky's recent resume puffing scandal, we thought "The Great Pretender" by the Platters would work well. On the other hand, "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" by the Temptations might best express our candidate's dilemma.

You get the idea. Now let's hear your suggestions!

Onward to Victory,

Californians for Rocktard

May 24, 2006 11:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

By golly, that must be an attempt at humor. Keep trying, you may have a career as a jokewriter after Brown loses.

May 24, 2006 11:23 AM  

Blogger joseph mailander said:

Everyone in the City - Departments, Council offices, elected officials - know that his is a corrupt administratrion with tons of political hacks pretending to do legal work on phony programs. The City pays for Ann D'Amato to be a political advisor - and the office is crawling with lawyers who have no experience practicing law - but lots of experience in politics. Shame on him, and on them.

I don't agree that this is all bad. When you inherit a high-profile bureaucracy like the CA, you need to bring in loyal and political friends to try to pulse who's going to be OK and who's going to be a problem. It's foolish to think you could succeed otherwise.

The local scribes played it as though it were heinous, but the Lynn Magnandonovan kerfluffle actually worked out in the City's best interest, cutting a City problem out of the picture with relative minimal damage.

I'm not voting for Rocky---I find many of the office's legal actions gratuitous, even capricious---but I wouldn't be quick to pin everything that ails the City Attorney's office on him and his political coterie.

May 24, 2006 11:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From LA Observed:
♦ Caught in the headlights: Yesterday on KPCC's "Airtalk with Larry Mantle," 45th Assembly district hopeful Kevin de Leon was confronted with charges that he ignored a speeding ticket and was cited for driving on a suspended license and failure to appear (and also has been nabbed for driving with expired plates and running a red light.)

May 24, 2006 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That pales in comparison to lying on your resume. If Rocky were an exec in the real world he would be booted.

May 24, 2006 2:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky needs to stop using his city staff to campaign during work hours. They are on the phones, working in the neighborhoods doing everything they can to get support for their boss.

May 24, 2006 3:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't worry, a major media outlet is currently working on a big scoop about Team 1600's flagrant disregard for the line between city business and politics. So rampant and bold are their abuses, they have been turned in by their own (former) supporters. Stunning evidence of their unethical zeal shall be laid bare before the eyes of the voters just in time for the big day.

May 24, 2006 9:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky MAY have lied about his past?!!

That's hilarious!! He MAY have?

Hmm, Rocky may have lied. I am so shocked and disappointed.

May 24, 2006 9:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Californians for Rocktard:

I have a song suggestion for the campaign:

"Bad Day" by Daniel Powter

It's the song they played every time an idol was kicked off the show.

You can start playing it now, since Rocktard is going to lose big to Moonbeam, and be kicked out of politics shortly thereafter.

May 24, 2006 10:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky's using City staff on City time for his campaign? Now that's a doozy! I would expect that anyone who publishes a libel like that will finally learn the difference between a newsroom and a courtroom.

May 24, 2006 11:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky was so arrogant he never thought one of his own staff would sue and win. Then he has the nerve to have his city staff present while taping his commercials on city time. I'm sure none of them were on vacation. I wish someone got a photo of that.

May 25, 2006 7:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Rocky is in fact guilty of using public funds--staff, materials, equipment--for his campaign, this is a felony. If convicted, he will be barred from public office.

May 25, 2006 7:55 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"If" is not the same as "is." You'd better check your facts before you accuse the City Attorney of a felony, my friend.

May 25, 2006 8:10 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:10 --
Are you gonna bark all day, little doggie? This is probably the 10th time you've hinted at legal action for comments made on this blog. While we admire your fearsome, misdemeanor-prosecuting prowess, the threats are starting to lose their power.

May 25, 2006 10:27 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who cares, if Rocky lied about his past. So did Villaraigosa but he became Mayor because he has "vision". So what's good for the goose is good for the gander!

May 25, 2006 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rocky, you should resign. You are supposed to be an example for young people - and instead you lie about your background. Didn't you know people would out you? I can see you are a lier, but you must be stupid too.
You had your run, and now it's over. Resign, and disappear.

May 25, 2006 3:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:27 AM

Here kitty, kitty.

May 25, 2006 6:55 PM  

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