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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Who Is Behind the Rocky Leaks?

WitnessLA has an excellent analysis of the ongoing soap operas and dramas coming out of City Hall. They pick on what many of us have come to assume, that is the constant drip-drip of stories uncovering silly foibles and stupid mistakes by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and his wife Michelle, is probably orchestrated, perhaps from the Mayor's office. WitnessLA doesn't think its too far-fetched to see the hand of Villaraigosa political operative Ace Smith in the operation.

Click read more for more sordid details...

WitnessLA goes on further to posit that the intended beneficiaries of the Rocky avalanche (besides deflecting heat from the Mayor's troubles) are Villaraigosa lieutenants Jack Weiss and Wendy Greuel.

Weiss - currently facing a well funded and organized recall campaign - has declared his intention to run for City Attorney when Delgadillo is termed out. Getting rid of Rocky now and appointing Weiss to the position sets the Fifth District Councilman up for an early advantage and gets him out of recall trouble.

Greuel - who has already declared her intention to seek the Controller post currently held by Laura Chick - would be a far more acceptable Controller to a second term Mayor Villaraigosa than the possibility of Delgadillo who has expressed some interest in the post (and would no doubt unleash a torrent of audits and probes on his political enemy Villaraigosa). Though even if Delgadillo were to survive and complete his term as City Attorney its not likely he could garner support for future elected office.

Of course one thing to consider. Should the Mayor's troubles rise to the point where he was forced to resign or face some other action that could remove him from office anytime between now and 2009, current Council President Eric Garcetti would become Mayor for the remainder of the term. Perhaps that's just one reason for all the behind the scenes maneuvering going on to potentially replace Garcetti as President.

Stay tuned.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow, Serious rookies masquerading as political analyst.

HIGBY,why don't you actually for once call the City Attorney and ask them.

At least Mayor Frank had the guts to talk to folks, as does Zuma Dogg.

You take other half-baked ideas and pass them off as if they are the truth.

June 25, 2007 11:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why should he? Rocky would probably agree.

June 25, 2007 11:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


June 26, 2007 12:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You have to wonder why would an idiot like that four-eyed, bald headed Ace Smith pick a career finding dirt on people? Maybe his mommy didn't give him enough love and attention. His Karma and that of Weiss/Baca/Greuesome will come back to haunt them. Weiss' recall petitions are out and about and lawn signs can be seen on properties on major streets. No way in hell would he ever be city attorney and Greuesome is an embarrassement as a woman to all. She has no scruples and is in bed with developers. She has no shame and as a woman and mother.

June 26, 2007 5:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In the wake of Sheriff Lee Baca's decision to defy a judge's order and let Paris Hilton out of jail early, a poll released Monday found more than 50 percent of Los Angeles County residents are dissatisfied with the sheriff's leadership, management and judgment. The survey follows a similar one taken prior to the Hilton brouhaha in which nearly 70 percent of sheriff's deputies said they disapproved of Baca's management of the department

June 26, 2007 7:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You mean LA Slimes? A tabloid trash newspaper that prints whatever Antonio and their thugs tell them and not cover local issues or events like the Conference of Mayors. They have lost tons of readers and in fact people are now turing to blogs and internet cable sites and listening to talk radio. Feinstein was on Fox cable saying she wants to go after talk radio on the "fairness doctrine. Why? Cause they're the few telling the people the truth like KFI, Al Rantel, Dough McIntyre

June 26, 2007 9:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course Antonio, Parke Skelton and Ace Smith are behind this. This is their M.O. - modus operandi. They tarnish a victim through lies, inuendos, and complete falsehoods. They feed this to a L.A. Times reporter who somehow always gets and Antonio excllusive shortly thereafter. Then they go and cry how the other side is getting dirty.

It happened to Hahn, it happened to Pacheco, it happened to Romer and now it is happening to Rocky. Did Hahn or Pacheco never even got deposed, less indicted or convicted for any of the "sleaze" they were being accused of. And then Antonio goes out and receives record ethics commision violations. But every dog has their day.

June 26, 2007 10:28 AM  

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