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Monday, June 19, 2006

Antonio vs. Roy

The San Jose Mercury News reports that Villaraigosa and Romer were making the rounds in Sacramento today, debating the merits of a non-existent bill to transfer power over education from the latter to the former.

Romer asserted that the drop out rate is 25%, not 50%, and is improving. Meanwhile, Villaraigosa tried to work out a deal with the teachers' union. And the governor sent the Legislature a "YOU HAVE BEEN PRE-APPROVED" message, without bothering to wait to see what the yet-to-be drafted bill actually says. Why? To show voters that he is pro-education, and can work with the Legislature.

Predictions? Will the teachers' union trade nominal control for class-size limits? Will the mayor trade control for "reforms" that will allow him to claim he improved the system? Show us all how politically savvy you are; predict the future of the LAUSD.

P.S. Does anyone actually believe Villaraigosa's endorsement would make any difference whatsoever in the outcome of the coming gubernatorial election? My theory: Villaraigosa knows Angelides can't win, and, by refraining from endorsing him, hopes to give the illusion of having affected the outcome.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa wins the election and becomes Pope.

June 19, 2006 7:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

BREAKING NEWS!!!!!

Mayor Villaraigosa spotted at the corner Walgreens purchasing a dozen Virgin of Guadalupe candles.

Candles are rumored to have been lit at the Mayor's official residence.

It is reported that the Mayor has begun to ask the Virgin for a victory by Schwarzenegger in order for him to become the next Governor.

No wonder he refuses to endorse the California Democratic nominee for Governor. It is not in Antonio's best interest. You get what you vote for.

JOSE

June 19, 2006 9:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar, I thought the Mayor was your guy.

June 19, 2006 9:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Mayor will endorse Angelides, eventually. But he will do no real work for Angelides, who will go down in flames.

The Mayor's tactic will undoubtedly piss off the unions, but in case you've been hiding under a rock, the Mayor has been slowly moving from them for the past year. As the Terminator completes enters his second term, the Mayor will solidify his ties with business interests, while harnessing his remaining ties with labor.

By the time the 2010 campaign rolls in, the Mayor will be the leading Democrat in the state, and the Governorship will be his to lose.

June 19, 2006 10:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:00

You mean to win, the Governorship will be his to win.

June 19, 2006 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:04 PM-

No, it's in the bag. The 2010 California Governership will be Mayor Villaraigosa's to lose. Mark my word.

June 19, 2006 10:08 PM  

Blogger El Santo said:

Hola Perros,

Antonio will be Governor after el guey de Arnold. ¿Whether you like it or not, which other democratic candidate will be more appealing?

Please name them....

¡Or maybe el gordo Padilla!

June 19, 2006 10:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1. Villababoso
2. Gayven Newsom
3. Boxer

June 19, 2006 10:59 PM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

Santo.


I will be there to help Antonio win. I will vote for him and hopefully by then I will be so rich I can do an independent expenditure.

Que viva Villaraigosa.

I hope Villaraigosa is a sucessful Mayor

June 20, 2006 1:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

dgarzila,
can you name one specific thing that the mayor has done that would contribute to your hope that he will be successful? are there any successes yet?

June 20, 2006 2:08 AM  

Blogger dgarzila said:

He is fighting for reform of LAUSD

June 20, 2006 5:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fighting to control 7 billion dollars is more like it. Show us you can manage a city, then come back and present us your plan to improve education. Putting you in control, Mr. Mayor, is not a plan for improvement.

June 20, 2006 7:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Very awkward predicament Antonio has put himself in. He wants to take over LAUSD but doesn't have a plan. Going over the heads of the voters has backfired on him. Don't see AV being governor in 2010. He has way to much baggage and you watch when the shit starts to thit the fan. More importantly can someone say what he's actually done in one year except for the trash hike fee.

June 20, 2006 8:20 AM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

And that he stole from Hahn.

Actually he voted it down the first time it was introduced because it was politically un-wise for him to do so cause he had his sights on the mayor's seat.

June 20, 2006 11:26 AM  

Anonymous Armando Navajas said:

Pinche Santo!!!! hay vas a cagar el palo otra vez. Ya deja de estupideses and make a movie like, "el santo contra la verga" or maybe "el santo es puto, y tu mama tambien"

June 20, 2006 12:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:24 AM\
He's been managing the city for almost a year now. Show me how he's fucked up so much that he shouldn't be mayor.

He will be our next Democratic governor.

June 20, 2006 7:03 PM  

Blogger El Santo said:

Armandito,

¡Primero que todo, por favor dime de otros candidatos!

Or maybe you're just another Antonio Hater. That's okay; you are welcomed to give us all your rhetoric and no substance. By the way, making your name a link to porn, nice, eres de alta categoria.

¡You should get in the ring with me puto!

June 20, 2006 10:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nice Chonis Santos. Would you care to rumble with me?

Sarah of David

June 20, 2006 10:22 PM  

Blogger Archie Bunker said:

6/20 7:03

Do you want to know what a desmadre(Fuck Up) Antonio is turning out to be. But I personally can't say I'm not surprised.

May I remind you all his fuck-ups:

*DWP Pay increase
*EAA
*BFI/Sunshine Canyon
*LAX awarding Tutor-Saliba the runway project (Tutor-Saliba a major contributor to AV, guys who fucked up the subway)
*Mayoral takeover of LAUSD (No plan just alot of flowery liberal bullshit)
*South LA Farm
*Animal Rights terrorists
*Gerald Stuckey
*Haven't balanced the budget of this "Supposed deficit" yet increased our defecit by allowing a 3/4 billion dollar increase.
*The Elephants at the LA Zoo dying (minor)
*No plan to get his dreamy "Subway to the Ocean"

But I guess all this doesn't matter when we can "dream with him" more like 'close your eyes and wake up to a nightmare' when you think of it.

This list will grow in the coming weeks.

June 21, 2006 8:47 AM  

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