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Monday, January 28, 2008

Smith, Trujillo blindsided by Obama ops email

Joseph Mailander
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Cam Kerry, the former nominee's brother and an Obama supporter, sent the following direct email plea to John Kerry's 2004 California email list today:

Hello Joseph,

If the last two elections taught us anything, it taught us that you have to be ready to fight irregularities and confusion in our voting system. I’m writing to you and other attorneys because I saw first hand the important work lawyers did for my brother’s campaign on election day, and Barack Obama can use the same effort.

We’ve now had four contested contests for the nomination, and all of them had at least some reports of voter confusion or even irregularities in the voting process. The Obama campaign could use the professional help of capable attorneys to make sure our democratic process runs smoothly and accurately reflects the will of the people.

If you’re interested in helping out, please email Nancy McCullough at [edit] and let her know of your interest. They need plenty of help next Tuesday, February 5th, in California, so time is of the essence. And when you email Nancy, please let her know in what part of the state you are interested in helping.

Our voting system is losing the confidence of the American people. We need to do all we can to ensure a fair and clean election process, and, as attorneys, we have a special role we can play.

I hope you can help with this important effort.


Cam Kerry

I don't know if you're impressed by that or not, but it does impress me in these ways:

  • Allegations of voter "irregularities" is the nastiest ground of all. A very dirty week in California ahead.
  • Perfect pitch, playing to California Democratic paranoia. Cam, not John, as the signator provides adequate cover.
  • Obama campaign will be soon obliged to answer to charges of voting irregularities favoring Clinton, a subject they'll love to let the many Dem Senators the Clintons burned in the 1990's talk about. They wouldn't release this kind of an email if they weren't ready.
  • Real message is to slime Clinton in eyes of State Dem stakeholders.
Is Clinton's California team ready to call it a desperate tactic?

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

HEELLLOOOOO MAYOR SAM WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Everyone knows that when Antonio was running for Mayor he had precints with his friends working them and allowing illegals to vote for people who didn't show up. WE know he had bus loads of people going to precincts voting illegals because no one was asking for ID's. WE know that Antonio Gonzales the so called bi partisan had his people threatening anyone against Villaraigosa at Lincoln Park. Business owners were threatened if they didn't vote for Antonio there would be trouble and so on. The dirtiest people are the Latino corrupt and Villaraigosa heads that group followed by Alatorre, Greigo, Huizar and the rest. SHAMEFUL SHAMEFUL SHAMEFUL FOOOLS

January 28, 2008 3:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The Nobel Prize-winning author that had crowned Bill Clinton "The First Black President", has decided to support Barack Obama's bid for the presidency.

......People are tired of the Clintons and all their bullshit tallk about race and the negative comments Bill has made. Its finally backfiring

January 28, 2008 3:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

That Nobel Peace Prize winning author, whose name is Toni Morrison, is obviously voting black. Big shocker.

It was important to her when Bill won and it's important to her now.

They want blacks. Imagine that.

Hillary is the candidate with the biggest brains and the biggest balls. She will be your next president.

January 28, 2008 3:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Hillary had any balls she would be fighting her own battle and not having her husband Bill out there making a fool of himself. All the network cable shows are saying Bill has hurt Hillary big time. She has nothing to offer and
is showing how weak of a woman she is. Please she's flip flopping and has always been for the war in IRAQ. ANd what about her being mum about a lying cheating MAyor Villaraigosa who had a scandalous affair? Guess its ok for men to cheat cause she never said a word and that's become a HUGE problem with women who wont' be voting for her.

January 28, 2008 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's no secret that Kerry's supporters are the kind going for Obama: the limo libs who have no need for concern re: financial responsibility, or how he'd pay for any of his knucklehead schemes, from huge foreign aid to (Africa especially), to free education for illegals, etc. etc.

Edwards is much the same: he keeps promising that any student who works at least 10 hrs/week will get free tuition at state schools.

Hillary is the more moderate candidate who has learned "the art of the possible," and that's why the most extreme libs hate her.

And why she's the best Dem choice.

Yeah, Bill should butt out for a while -- but he is right, that Obama is playing the race card while pretending not to and accusing Billary of doing it.

As the race drags on, people will see Obama more for what he is.

January 28, 2008 4:26 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

WHere's the proof bonehead! Busloads of illegals voting, my ass, you can hardly get Mexican Americans to vote at all let alone undocumented people.
This is more low down shit that Repuglicans like B1 Bob Dornan have always liked to cry about when they get there xenophobic ass's kicked.
Same old salty tears and dirty politics because the Repugs are totally out of touch with the American people.
The Republicant's are upset because the red herring they planned on using "The illegal Alien invasion of Merica" has fallen flat on it's face, supplanted by peoples more legitimate concern "the ecomomy stupid".
If anyone should be concerned about election fraud it's the democrat's since we have a president who twice lost the election and was initially elected not by a popular vote but by the right wing rigged Supreme Court in his brother Jebs state of Florida.
Convenient memory lapse bonehead?

January 28, 2008 4:29 PM  

Anonymous Ace Smith's poodle said:

Amazing pitch is right. Gentlemanly yet shocking, with Obama miles away from the crime scene. Calibrated to stray Kerrys mulling Bill and Hill.

Hill still romps Latino vote and State, maybe with 50%.

January 28, 2008 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don Quixote ask your buddy Zuma dogg. His best friends know that yes indeed illegals were allowed to vote in the last mayoral race. You're so out of touch you think you know everything. I'm not a damn Republican but a latino democrat. Villaraigosa even had a flat bed truck riding around latino communities with a huge photo of Bill Clinton with Villaraigosa's name next to it. Pretty desperate times bring out desperate measure and I'm waiting to see what BILLARY comes out with.

January 28, 2008 4:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did Hillary say:

"I'm not at all worried about California. Antonio and his boys are going to load up the polls with enough wetbacks to reach from East LA to Laredo. There's no way in hell the Hebes will vote for a Black so we are golden."

January 28, 2008 5:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The one saving grace for Obama may be old hippies and college students. Maybe.

January 28, 2008 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Democrats inside and outside the Clinton campaign on Sunday debated and in some cases bemoaned the degree to which former President Bill Clinton’s criticism of Senator Barack Obama last week had inflicted lasting damage on his wife’s presidential candidacy.

“I think his harsh style hurt Senator Clinton — it polarized the campaign and polarized the electorate, and it also made it harder for Senator Clinton’s positive message to break through,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic strategist and pollster who is not affiliated with any of the candidates.

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign team, seeking to readjust after her lopsided defeat in South Carolina and amid a sense among many Democrats that Mr. Clinton had injected himself clumsily into the race, will try to shift the former president back into the sunnier, supportive-spouse role that he played before Mrs. Clinton’s loss in the Iowa caucuses, Clinton advisers said.

January 28, 2008 5:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now we see the real Don Quixote, who will never admit that any illegal alien can do wrong. We did indeed have illegal aliens voting all over East Los Angeles.

We have 25% of Calif prisoners filled with illegal aliens. We have a broken LAUSD thanks in part to wasting so much resources on illegal aliens.

January 28, 2008 5:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Following up on the news of the Kennedy Endorsements yesterday, it appears that the Clinton worked very hard to prevent this, indicating that this is a very big deal indeed.

The Clinton campaign launched a last-ditch effort over the last few days to stop Kennedy's move, orchestrating a flood of phone calls to Kennedy from sources ranging from union chiefs to his Massachusetts constituents.

The former president also called Kennedy in a vain attempt to keep him out of the race, a source familiar with the conversation said.

During his two terms in the White House, President Clinton made repeated overtures to the Kennedy family. So the senator's rejection of his wife is at least as embarrassing as her 28-point loss in the South Carolina primary on Saturday.

January 28, 2008 5:52 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

4:53 you may claim to be a latino democrat which you constantly do, even while posting up the total bs right wing xenophobic crap you delight everyone with, but besides that your a rumor mongering idiot who spouts this crap and can't provide any substantial evidence to back up your baloney.
Until you can your just another lying crackpot looking for attention.

January 28, 2008 5:58 PM  

Anonymous A third grade teacher said:

The conjugation "you are" versus the possessive "your" may have been more appropriate in DQ's heated statement.. But English aside, can anyone make any real sense out of his incessant pro- illegal alien rants?

January 28, 2008 6:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, but I never could. She's a sputtering idiot on all subjects.

January 28, 2008 6:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You better talk to him!

January 28, 2008 7:52 PM  

Anonymous go for it said:

It is a big deal. Clinton had people ready to go in East LA, expressing "anger" at Ted Kennedy, saying it's "galvanized" Latinos who were shocked by the announcement to Hillary's side.


January 28, 2008 8:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dick Morris, who although is probably Billary's biggest public opponent, has nevertheless been sad to say that The Clintons would most likely win the Democratic nomination and win the White House.

Today, for the first time, he changed his position now claiming that he isn't so sure Billary will even win the nomination at this point.

Morris feels the tide has turned on Clinton from within the Democratic party.

Look for Jimmy Carter to endorse Barack soon.

January 28, 2008 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is a local political blog. Why is this thread in here?

Unless it deals with MAV playing wingman for Bubba--WE DON'T CARE!!!!

January 28, 2008 8:36 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

City officials today will announce a new campaign to remake downtown Los Angeles' historic Broadway corridor by redesigning the bustling street, fixing up some of the grand movie palaces and restoring the fading facades of buildings.

The city and private developers have earmarked nearly $40 million to begin the effort this year, hoping to pull the gentrification that has swept much of downtown into the district's main commercial area. They envision many of the movie facades giving way to a live "theater district" forming on the street, with a trolley car system running down its center.'

Save the 40 million- NO ON PROP S

January 28, 2008 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Latino Pols Stump for Clinton in New Hampshire

January 7, 2007
Paco G. Paz –EFE

To help stop the momentum Obama has built up following his victory last week in the Iowa caucuses, Villaraigosa has stumped associations, churches and businesses to try and raise awareness among the tiny immigrant population of the need to vote in the primaries.

"In California as in New Hampshire and in other states, Hillary Clinton is very well known. She's known to have the strength and leadership to be president of this country," Villaraigosa told Efe.

"My message is clear. If you're not going to vote, no one can respect you. You should also go vote for those who can't because they're illegals," he said.


January 28, 2008 10:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Did you see Michael Trujillo last night on the news? Now if you're representing a presidential candidate and speak on her behalf why in the world would you be wearing a red hoodie (sweatshirt)? Michael looked like a bum and sounded like he didn't know what the hell he was saying. Total embarrassement. Billary needs to get someone else speaking on their behalf and tell Mike stay in the background.

January 29, 2008 6:30 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Washington Post

Insensitivity was reflected in a recent issue of the New Yorker, when Clinton's veteran Latino political operative Sergio Bendixen was quoted as saying, "The Hispanic voter -- and I want to say this very carefully -- has not shown a lot of willingness or affinity to support black candidates."

That brief quote from an obscure politician has generated shock and awe in Democratic circles. It comes close to validating the concern that the Clinton campaign is not only relying on a brown firewall built on an anti-black base but is reinforcing it. A prominent Democrat who has not picked a candidate this year told me, "In any campaign I have been involved in, Bendixen would have been gone."

But not in Clinton's campaign. At the Jan. 15 debate, before the Nevada caucuses, where the Latino vote was important, NBC's Tim Russert read the Bendixen quote and asked Clinton, "Does that represent the view of your campaign?" Her response was chilling: "No, he was making a historical statement."

January 29, 2008 7:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The number of illegal voters really didn't affect the outcome very much in Tony V's 20 point victory, since Hahn lost Black voters because of firing Parks, and pissed off valley voters over secession. Add to that Laura Chick's squeals about pay to play, and Tony's two to one spending margin, and Hahn was done.

January 29, 2008 7:53 AM  





January 29, 2008 8:06 AM  

Anonymous drinking with sam said:

Don Quackers writes ....
but besides that your a rumor mongering idiot who spouts this crap and can't provide any substantial evidence to back up your baloney.

Until you can your just another
lying crackpot looking for


I think Santigao should write the last sentence to Don Quackers.

Is this the kettle calling the pot black?? lol, lol, lol,

January 29, 2008 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Don't you think its odd to have a press conference touting having $40 million to revitalize Broadway and we know just to appease the millionaries building LA Live? If this city is in a state of emergency that homeowners need to be taxed to help out WHERE DID THE $40 MILLION DOLLARS COME FROM? HOW DID HUIZAR GET THIS MONEY??

January 29, 2008 10:45 AM  

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