Mayor's School Takeover Teetering?
"Speaker Fabian Nunez, a close friend of the mayor, warned him in a phone call Thursday that it could fall apart unless Villaraigosa makes a lobbying trip to Sacramento next week to personally pressure legislators and interest groups."
The Mayor, the story goes, will therefore spend yet another week away from L.A., supposedly because he needs to lobby legislators.
So here's the question for you: Do you think the plan is actually in danger of collapsing in the Legislature? Or is this instead just a "set-up" by the Mayor and Nunez to create the appearance of a challenge that the Mayor, through charisma, hard work, and airfare, will overcome?
In answering, please address the following issue: How the heck would we know what Nunez said to Villaraigosa in a phone call unless they WANTED us to know, and why would they want us to know this?
Me, I think it smells like a puppet show.