"LA ANTONIA TIMES" EDITORIAL, "ONE PARTY RULE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS"
Los Angeles is becoming, or is already "PRI AMERICA". The Times highlights the recent moves in the CD 7 council race. Just when you thought that a "REAL RACE" would take place. Low behold, but Richard Alarcon decides that he wants his old council seat back. No fight was needed. "HIS POLLONESS" and the "LOS ANGELES POTIBURO" come out with the "ACCOMMODATIONS" that make everyone happy. Cindy Montanez gets two pricey appointments. Felipe Fuentes gets the approval for Assembly run. And "ZORRO" is back at Silly Hall. "OUTSIDER" Monica Rodriguez is simply a speed bump who dared try, to spoil the "POTIBURO'S" plans.
The Times is also correct to point out that cynics, err, voters are looking for other choices. After all, it wasn't long ago that this city was run by a "RINO" from West L.A. But then he was answering to Eli "LORD" Broad. But what choices do the "GRASS ROOTS" on the outside have? "PAY TO PLAY"? Or does a reorganization on how to galvanize the populace need to be undertaken? As seen in CD 14 in recent times(PACHECO'S victory over Griego). Or as in the recent School Board race in District 7. Good old fashion foot work, mixed with Tech support can overtake money.
But for the sake of democracy in Los Angeles. A new merging of groups, businesses, middle class families and grass roots groups need to mobilize before the "POTIBURO" made up of liberals, labor, and the elite rich put a final strangle hood on the reins of power. Just wondering if the "OLD GREY HAG ON SPRING STREET" will help point the way.