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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Early Morning Briefs and Outtakes......

"Landslide Koretz" meet "Councilman Koretz".

That is what Paul Koretz with verbage crafted by Parke Skelton, wants you to believe, as stated in his "victory declaration".

"Although we have been told that there are still approximately 100 ballots left to count, we can now safely claim victory," the Koretz campaign said. "Once these ballots are counted, and the election is certified, we will update the website."

But leave it to Paul and Parke to have their backup plan in place....

To defend our lead through the vote counting process, we have hired election law expert Stephen Kaufman and his firm. This means we need to raise funds again to pay the cost of this effort, which could go as high as $20,000. This is an extension of the General election campaign so the same contribution limits apply with a maximum $500 per person limit—so if one has already given the maximum ($500 per person) then no more can be contributed to this effort. If someone is a new contributor to the General election, then they can give the full $500. Anyone who has already contributed to the General election, but has not donated the $500 maximum, can contribute the difference up to the $500 limit.

We have to raise this within the next week. Anything anyone can do to contribute or raise funds will be a huge help!

Thanks,

Paul

News Galore on Prop 8.

That is if you were reading the LA Times Website "LA Now", as the scribes went on with "post y post y post" on yesterday's California Supreme Court ruling upholding Prop 8.

Then there was this about Billboards.

When things look dicey, politicians at City Hall have a time-tested strategy: punt. So, faced with criticism from business leaders and neighborhood councils, the Los Angeles City Council put off a vote on the complicated overhaul of its sign ordinance, agreeing to wait until after July 1 to make a decision -- after City Atty.-elect Carmen Trutanich is seated.

FREEDOM AND FREE ENTERPRISE!!

Your Thoughts.......

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot you will never amount to boil on Parke's ass

May 27, 2009 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Whatever the final vote is, ZUMA DOOG predicted it!

May 27, 2009 9:40 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

A "big red boil" so close to Parke's brain.

May 27, 2009 10:05 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if you go to the registrar's web site you will see the votes posted with Koretz 702 ahead of Vahedi. That's how the winner is announced. Vahedi has given out the stories of irregularities not the registrar. This is not Florida we had an honest election. He will probably spend the next 4 years claiming that Koretz did not win.
Well he did.

May 27, 2009 10:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I can't blame Vahedi for trying. He put everything into this race and it showed.

Excellent messaging consistency and field operations.

If he had moderated at the end he probably would have won, but I think he went too far in selling out to the Residential Association groups.

Some are very good but others just say no to every single thing and don't allow renters to vote.

May 27, 2009 12:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

12:03 you're right: the extent to which certain homeowner groups and a few "leaders" among them in particular really ran his campaign and wanted to be the puppermasters behind his throne is why I wouldn't vote for him. And he was too much all about anti- city hall, anti- this and didn't seem realistic.

He promised things including better schools which aren't even city matters but LAUSD, things that especially with this budget crisis no way could he have ever delivered. Trutanovich did the same thing and suckered a lot of people with his slick campaign of smoke and shadows and attacks.

When the same backers got Vahedi to go negative like Trutanovich it backfired because Vahedi seems like a basically decent guy, not a shady snake like Trutanoich. It didn't fit his character as well.

May 27, 2009 12:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vahedi could easily have won, but he failed to fully capture the anti-Weiss vote in the 5th. Weiss lost the 5th by over 6,000 votes (nearly 60/40)!. Vahedi should have done more to make the campaign a referendum on Weiss (If you liked Weiss, you'll love Koretz). But he never explicitly tied Koretz to Jack.

May 27, 2009 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

There was some of that. The thing is that Koretz is not Weiss and openly criticized Weiss.

On a scale from 1-10 with 1 opposing all development (Vahedi) and a 10 supporting almost everything (Weiss), Vahedi was a 1 and Koretz is about a 3 or 4.

It would not have worked.

May 27, 2009 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Vahedi ran too conservative for the district, prominently displaying conservative endorsements.

Some of the anti-Weiss vote was still liberal and his politics did not play to that group.

May 27, 2009 1:53 PM  

Blogger neal said:

can anyone find me the precinct numbers for this election and the council district numbers for the city atty race and for CD5?

It is clear as a bell that Weiss won because orthodox jews voted for him and not vahedi. I can prove same with the precinct analysis i seek.

May 27, 2009 4:30 PM  

Anonymous g said:

I COULD'NT SUPPORT VAHEDI. ON ONE HAND HE WAS FOR THE PEOPLE AGAINST DEVELOPERS AND SAVING TAXES, ON THE OTHER HE SUPPORTED THE SUBWAY TO THE SEA A MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR SUBWAY THAT WON'T BE COMPLETED IN OUR LIFETIME. SOUNDS LIKE HE WAS TALKING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HIS FACE. MAYBE THE MONEY HE WAS TO SAVE WOULD PAY FOR 2 MILES OF IT??

June 10, 2009 6:46 PM  

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