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Monday, January 19, 2009

Special Inaugural Hotsheet for Monday

There are a number of public viewing parties of the inauguration of President Obama Tuesday with a large event set for LA Live hosted by the four scariest words in Los Angeles, Acting Mayor Jan Perry (who will be in charge of the city with both Mayor Villaraigosa and Council President Eric Garcetti at the official event in DC).

In the meantime at least two local blogs will have on the ground coverage of the events in DC; LAist has a crew en-route road-tripping while our correspondent Jack Witt landed at Reagan International this afternoon and will begin filing stories Monday.

It's been a while since we've heard from Big Mouth-Elect Joe Biden; the Barack Obama transition team has done a remarkable job of keeping the former Delaware Senator in the shadows. However it had to be too good to be true when the soon to be VP told the New York Times ā€œIā€™m the most experienced vice president since anybody.ā€ By the way Biden admits he hasn't even seen his new office yet. Oh it's going to be a fun four years!

With just a day left in office Republican lawmakers such as California's Dana Rohrbacher are urging President Bush to pardon Border Patrol Agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos. Even Democrats such as Reps. Bill Delahunt (D-Ma.), soon to be Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) support at least commuting what many feel are excessively long prison sentences. Compean and Ramos were convicted of shooting an allegedly illegal alien drug smuggler on the Mexican border in what some counter was a politically motivated prosecution. Considering how little time left Bush has as President the chances for Compean and Ramos are looking quite slim.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Jan Perry is the acting mayor?

What is Higby going to do without his breakfast double cheeseburger?

January 19, 2009 5:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can you imagine the country being this excited if John McCain had been elected?

January 19, 2009 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Breaking news! Mayor Jan Perry to hand out free Obama-burgers at LA Live!

January 19, 2009 10:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Bush just commuted the sentences of Ramos and Compean. Thank you President Bush

January 19, 2009 11:06 AM  

Anonymous Phil Jennerjahn said:

Comrade Jan Perry is going to be acting Mayor? God help us all...!

This puts me in the extremely uncomfortable position of actually praying for the safe return of Antonio Villaraigosa!!

The current level of destruction of our city by part-time Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa would look like a day at Disneyland compared to the destruction that could be wrought by Comrade Jan Perry.

January 19, 2009 11:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

It's the 20th of January and not a sliver of Zuma Dogg on Night Line.

Bumped for another year!

January 19, 2009 8:53 PM  

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