Mayor Villar had to turn his head to see what was being written about him this morning across print and electronic media.
.......and by the look on the "MEchista's" face it is not good.
"If anyone lost big last night in L.A.’s local elections, it was Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who risked his considerable clout to get Councilman Jack Weiss elected as city attorney – only to see former prosecutor Carmen “Nuch” Trutanich win instead".
"A political unknown, former San Pedro cannery worker and longtime attorney Carmen Trutanich, trounced Villaraigosa ally Jack Weiss for the job of Los Angeles city attorney, an outcome seen as a major blow to Villaraigosa’s political reach and chances at the governorship".
Now, the electorate has delivered a "slap" to Villaraigosa with the defeat of Councilman Jack Weiss, the mayor's closest City Hall ally, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, who did not endorse either candidate, said Wednesday.
"Politically speaking, it puts him in a weaker position," said Councilman Dennis Zine, a Villaraigosa friend who nevertheless backed Trutanich.
"Democracy lives in LA, finally".
Can we now stop using words like "rising" and "superstar" when discussing Antonio Villaragiosa's political career. "Diving Stupidstar" is still in!
"That backlash was felt locally as well. In the city attorney's race, the hands-down favorite of the power elite (Villaraigosa) was Westside liberal Councilman Jack Weiss. Only the most optimistic of civic watchers thought Carmen Trutanich had the chance to beat Weiss, let alone defeat him by such a wide margin.
And in L.A. City Council District 5, neighborhood representative
David Vahedi came within a few hundred votes of upsetting the campaign of longtime Westside pol Paul Koretz, who had the blessing and backing of heavy political hitters such as Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and Rep. Henry Waxman".
"Over the past few years, our state leaders have faced similar situations, defined by unprecedented deficits and partisanship aimed at driving the state off a cliff, by a system that is fundamentally broken and hardwired for failure," Villaraigosa said. "California must take steps to rectify the mistakes of the past and lay the foundation for a more stable, successful future." (Villar might want to leave the task of "spin" to the "Cybertrolls")
Then there is this column by Steve Lopez about teachers at Villar's old High School in Boyle Heights who are in active revolt against his "Partnership for Schools".
"Your attention, please. (Remember Steve, the moniker "ADV")
Will Antonio Villaraigosa please report to the principal's office at Roosevelt High. Immediately. (Tony remembers, "Villar, report to the Dean's Office")
"Yes, folks, I'm once again calling out the Education Mayor, as he has called himself. (I thought he was the "Pothole King" or the planter of a "Million Trees" ??)
The L.A. mayor attended Roosevelt in Boyle Heights as a kid and took control of it last July along with nine other schools he promised to rescue. (....and some Catholic school where he got kicked out for fighting)
"Judge me by what we do in these schools," Villaraigosa said in September. (Judgment was given through "Lapdog Weiss" on Tuesday)
Three weeks ago, teachers at Roosevelt did just that, taking a poll on how things are going.With 199 teachers casting a ballot, 184 expressed no confidence in the mayor's Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS).(How about the "80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES" for numbers ??)
Is "rebuke" a strong enough word? (B.... Slap!!)
How about "revolt"? (Lets try karma or justice.)
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