Wednesday Thread: PR By Any Other Name....
Isn't it heartwarming to see genuine demonstrations of love for a leader by ordinary citizens? Oh, wait -- ordinary citizens are at work at 9:30 a.m. on a Wednesday, and don't have public relations firms organizing and announcing a "rally" on their behalf, do they?
Anyhow, as you know because you're addicted to this blog and read it at night, the Assembly passed Villaraigosa's watered-down LAUSD takeover bid. What began as "mayoral control of the schools" wound up as "mayoral approval of the superintendent, plus control of a few schools."
So your mission, Brain Trust, is to predict: i) when the first lawsuit will be filed to invalidate the takeover; ii) how many lawsuits will be filed, and by whom; and iii) the outcome.
I'll go first: i) within three business days of passage; ii) two, one by the LAUSD (based on the state constitution) and one by an L.A. resident (based on the City Charter); and iii) neither plaintiff will prevail.
In other news, for the historical record, L.A. County is about to lose yet another emergency room. Gee, I wonder why?