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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kevin James Correctly Evaluates Villaraigosa's Vice-Presidential Goals

Kevin James has inferred, as has yours truly in the past, that Villaraigosa hopes to become Hillary's vice-presidential candidate. The goal became apparent almost as soon as Villaraigosa went from his position as pretend Council Member to pretend Mayor. Why else would L.A.'s Mayor go traipsing around the world posing for photo-ops? He needed to build up a collection of nice photos for the collage during the Democratic National Convention.

Does anyone out there think Villaraigosa would survive the Vice-Presidential vetting process? Anyone think Hillary will promise him some other position and, if so, what would it take for him to pass up the chance to become governor? Ambassador to Mexico? To El Salvador?

Anyhow, if you want local politics at night, listen to Kevin on 870 AM at 9:00 a.m. Hey, everything on TV is re-runs anyway.

One slight and ironic problem: there's a Spanish-language station that crowd into the same bandwith! You may need to re-orient your AM antenna.

27 Comments:

Blogger mail said:

Thank you for reminding me there are still a few people left on radio who are not bought by the corporate elite media. That is the only explanation for the insanity I hear on the radio other than your show. Keep up the good work

May 30, 2007 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Villaraigosa was promised Secretary of State position.

Fuck, the GOP was alerted to this idiot's irrational behavior. What will the GOP do? NADA

Hey, does Mayor Villar's wife have TB? Where is she, quarantined?

May 30, 2007 10:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He was promised one of Hillary's bitches.

May 30, 2007 10:30 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Actually, it's arguably in the Republican Party's interest to have Villaraigosa run with Hillary. The ads could be fairly hilarious.

Remember how Gray Davis, in the Republican primary, paid for ads to attack Riordan?

May 30, 2007 10:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

all of you are idiots, and this, walter, is why you will never amount to anything other then a wanna be elected official.

the mayor has no plans of being VP, and no consultant in their right mind would advise clinton to pick a mexican as her running mate. She will pick tom vilsack, wait and see.

The mayor is headed to sacramento in 2010, after two terms their he will be well into his sixties and will probably retire. He and all his consultants know that nationally he is dead in the water, people in iowa and new hampshire, no matter how liberal, would not vote for someone so ethnic and with so much baggage.

stop pontificating about this vp crap, its never going to happen and all you do is show how politically inept you are.

May 30, 2007 11:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Silly stuff. Kevin James is showing his intellectual limits... and it's not pretty.

AV is running for Governor. Period.

I don't agree that Hillary will choose Vilsack (is nailing down Iowa anyone's idea of a sound electoral strategy?).

Hillary paid off Vilsack's campaign debt to help her in the Iowa caucuses, dumb dumb.

She'll choose someone to help her electorally for VP... probably Evan Bayh, whose millions in cash and whose ability to swing Indiana, made him valuable enough to cut a deal with early on.

AV gets something else: Governor of California, with Bill campaigning by his side.

Did he sell his soul? Hillary thinks so. Guess she doesn't know about that little deal with The Devil.... already been done.

May 31, 2007 6:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's all irrelevant.

Antonio fucked himself deeply -- because the Democratic nominee will be Al Gore.

May 31, 2007 6:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yeah, Villaraigosa wants to be Governor. But a presidential cabinet post is not bad if he has to wait out when Feinstein runs.

May 31, 2007 7:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vilsack has no constituency; Richardson is an acceptable Mexican and will be the choice.

It won't matter; Rudy and Fred will make mincemeat of the two of them.

They are hapless, wanna be clones of The Master, and they won't fly with the Republicans, the independents, and about 40% of the Democrats.

Whatever she does, she is still polarizing.

Antonio knows all of this and would not take the VP slot, because it is a loser. His endorsement of Hillary is a flat out trade for prime time appearance in the Democratic Convention.

May 31, 2007 9:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Kevin's "intellectual limits"...?? try listening a little closer to the show. Kevin said he was "speculating" that AV WANTED to be Hillary's veep selection, and Kevin said that the Clinton vetting process would not approve AV once that process was under way... AV's desire to be Hillary's veep is an explanation for his globe trotting and national travel (at the LA taxpayer expense)... there is no doubt AV wants to be on the national stage (even the LA times mentions that) -- and your missing that demonstrates your "intellectual limits"...

May 31, 2007 11:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

this is insane, absolutely insane. you morons keep using this "AV's desire to be Hillary's veep is an explanation for his globe trotting and national travel (at the LA taxpayer expense)..." line and it makes no sense. the mayor does not travel around the world to gain recognition by any of the presidential candidates. the two have nothing to do with each other. stop saying that. kevin james needs to stop speculating about that. every fucking mayor travels, both nationally and internationally, hahn did it, riordan did it, and god knows bradley did it. nothing new fuck heads.

and I agree with trujillo, clinton will pick evan bayh, he is the perfect fit for her. and for the idiots who think hillary cant win nationally, all she has to do is pick up one extra state that dems didnt win in 04, such as ohio or new mexico, and she is president. its not going to be that hard once she is the nominee

May 31, 2007 11:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That's why, Dum Dum, she will pick Richardson. Bayh gets her nothing.

It won't be hard to find him; he has his head halfway up her ass already.

May 31, 2007 12:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Still, Villaraigosa does not seem to miss an opportunity to be photographed no matter the relevance any event may have to the job of running the city. Wasting time on the job is yet another facet of his compulsion.

Meanwhile, the mayor's improved a bit in his enunciation but the cadence used for delivery of his comments is usually awkward. His handlers still have a way to go on the verbal side if they want to clean up his sound clips.

He's no orator and it may be that reaching for that unattainable objective in the past made his quality of speech sound even more affected. (But not quite as severe as that "southern" style Hillary adopted for her presentation to the southern people a few months back.)

In CD-14.

May 31, 2007 1:24 PM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

Well this one was a magnet for staffers -- and demonstrated the limits of their reading comprehension!

May 31, 2007 7:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jim Alger created a plan whereby he would tell Neighborhood Councils to buy equipment from Do-It-Center if a % of the profits went to No 2 Home Depot. If any money was left over, it would go to the Congress of Neighborhood Councils.

Proof is on this video about 11 minutes in.

This has implications for the Congress of Neighborhood Councils, No 2 Home Depot, Jim Alger, and Joe Barett. Something is really wrong with this picture and the City should launch an investigation.

Mayor Sam or Zuma Dogg, why don't you feature this video and the controversy on a new thread?

May 31, 2007 8:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy Greuel might be able to get away with it, but not NC. I can't make it through the video, but I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Scroll forward to 11 minutes. You don't have to watch the whole thing. I didn't get it wrong, Jim Alger says it clearly.

Zuma Dogg, watch the video if you really want to be a public advocate.

May 31, 2007 9:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Mayor Sam covering up the video story because he is friends with Jim Alger and Jim used to advertise on the blog and contribute as Councilman John?

May 31, 2007 9:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg, why don't you watch the video and comment on it? Scroll just past 11:00 and tell us if the story is correct.

May 31, 2007 9:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The NC system is being used to extort money from businesses to fight the opening of competing businesses!

Remove Jim Alger from the NC system!

May 31, 2007 9:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'll just assume you got it wrong, cause that's the stupidist thing I've ever heard.

Zuma, just watch the video. It is the stupidest thing you ever heard, plus it is probably the most illegal. Just scroll past 11 minutes, you don't have to watch the whole thing. Don't you think that Alger is shady anyway?

May 31, 2007 9:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason Villaraigosa made those trips to various places around the world after he became mayor was because his advisors realized how provincial he is.

In his brain, the world is made up entirely of L.A. and Mexico.

May 31, 2007 9:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Barrett appeared on Alice, for God's sake! He obviously knows a lot about retailing and urban planning.

Let's give "Joe B." a chance to explain the Jim Alger/Do-It-Center controversy. He deserves it.

May 31, 2007 9:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You want some cheese to go with your whine?

You want some corruption (Congress of Neighborhood Councils leader Jim Alger) to go with your ignorance (No 2 HD leader Joe Barrett)?

No 2 Home Depot Sunland and all of the the above are property of Do-It-Center, Inc. Copyright reserved.

May 31, 2007 9:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But this idea is so ridiculous, it doesn't even matter. Let them pursue it...it will never be allowed. But it sounds good at the meeting, and gets people fired up, so fine.

Jim was talking about something that had already happened. It doesn't matter if it's "allowed," Jim did it anyway. Months ago!

May 31, 2007 9:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma:

At 9:00 p.m. you said I can't make it through the video, but I'll just assume you got it wrong

At 9:30 p.m. you said Man, you don't get my sense of humor. I watched it.

Which is it, Dogg, you couldn't make it through the video or you watched it? Do you even know what Jim Alger said?

Where is Mayor Sam on this issue?

May 31, 2007 10:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So I don't wanna chum the waters.

Zuma, you churn waters when it comes to Mayor V. vs. Supervisor Zev, etc., but not when it comes to Jim Alger? Are you and Mayor Sam still on his payroll, even though he doesn't post ads anymore?

May 31, 2007 10:13 PM  

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