Another Reason They Need Four More Years...
Hey, Marco Polo (pictured), Nixon and even Forrest Gump had to make the trip. I can see why Parks would need to visit, too. It's not like we have a State Department or anything. He's probably got to straighten out that whole Korean missile thing. Maybe he'll even bring back a panda -- which was what Hahn was supposed to do, before he fell for the "we're-fresh-out-of-pandas-but-we-can-rent-you-some-monkeys" trick. (You DO remember the million-dollar rental monkeys and the multi-million-dollar monkey house, right?)
Zine and Garcetti, you will also recall, were in Lebanon until July 4. Bratton's been in London, strictly for business, you understand. The Mayor, of course, has needed to spend most of his time outside our city in order to serve it.
Hey, somebody out there do us all a favor: send a public records request for the travel records of the Mayor, the City Council, the Controller, the Police Chief and the City Attorney from the beginning of their terms to the present. I bet they have more frequent flyer miles -- at our expense -- than the average NFL team.