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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Breaking News! Zuma Dogg Endorses Chris Essel in CD2 Race

David Saltsburg, aka "Zuma Dogg" has just announced that he is throwing his support behind Chris Essel in the race to fill the CD2 seat vacated by Wendy Greuel.
Here is his statement:

Sorry that Krekorian and Essel made it into the run-off, but those are the two options and I do not agree that you can just sit out and not vote. You have two distinctly different candidates and a decision must be made.

So now we have a fresh slate, and I am not going to take the easy way out and just say, "Forget it...not going to vote/say anything."

And people know I have been kicking the tires on Chris Essel because I wasn't taking a good look at her during the primary because I was supporting another grass roots canidate (me).

And I have already made the decision I am not going to support Paul Krekorian and I have given the reasons why. So for the purpose of this blog post, I am going to focus on reasons why I guess I have to come out and say it...why I am supporting Christine Essel in this run-off.

People tell me I am supposed to "play both sides" and try and set up meetings with both sides; and don't say anything yet; and don't give it away for free; and see what you can maybe negotiate, first and all of that.

And if anything good comes out of my support down the line, then that would be nice and I'm sure a lot of people would be happy for me.

BUT the MAIN thing is...neither canidate, nor any candiate could get me to support them publicly if I didn't feel comfortable.

And Zuma Dogg suffers from "the-clock-is-always-ticking, frenetic energy syndrome."

Kevin James was hammering her in REAL TIME, this week on his radio show.

The other candidates are making their decisions as we speak.

Other opinion leaders in the community are making their decisions as you read this.

And I know it would be easier for me to say nothing, at this point, and see how things play out, and calculate things and not offend people who will be mad at me for being supportive of Ms. Essel because of the Central City board position, the people who donated to her campaign, and her support from Wendy (yes, some of us think that's a negative) and the whole Anti-Essel sentiment out there at the ZD community activist level.

But again, it is surprising to me, as well, that I feel it is important that Chris makes it into the seat over Paul. And I am factoring in all those things that turn off people like ZD in the general election.

So what was it then that has caused me to look at the money and connections of both candidates and go with Essel.

(Gag alert): She just impresses the hell out of me as an outstand career woman and has a good vibe and energy and I admire her as an individual.

And she tells me she wants to do all the good community-based things she said during the campaign and I am just going to have faith that the short year and a half term will cause her to actually take on the challenge of representing the community spirit, at least MUCH MORE than we are used to seeing in the horseshoe.

And again, I wasn't SEEKING out to support anyone, and was maybe not going to get involved, even though I think YOU, as individuals need to make a decision for yourself and vote. I just wasn't going to be public and get involved and go into "Zuma Dogg" mode for either of these two.

But first, Chris was very warm and friendly to ZD during the forums, even though I would hammer her at times. Now the other Big 3 were nice and friendly to ZD, too (Paul and Tamar), but Chris really put out the most "down home" vibe and just that pure joyous personality that people like ZD and Tamar and Wendy have to fake and put on. A lot of times people are nice to ZD but it has a fake, political vibe and you know they would loosen my brakes if they could get away with it.

Here's how I started to get sucked into feeling good about Chris Essel:

Chris was making the rounds calling the other candidates and community opinion leaders and asking for their support in the run-off.

She asked me, flat-out, "Can I count on your support?" I said, "HELL NO, you can't COUNT on it," but since you asked, let's talk and I'll see how you feel.

So I called her later in the evening to set up a time for coffee somewhere...but you know me...I couldn't wait, so I just started firing away questions, asking her what I was curious about.

I ended up typing up highlights from the conversation in my blog post from Friday where I wrote a speech in her voice of the things that impressed me most. Things about her career achievement that didn't come out in the primary.

Chris needs to work on getting fired up and sticking up for herself and selling people on her career path and achivement as a woman rising through the ranks in Hollywood at Paramount.

So later in the evening, after the phone call with Chris that really impressed me, Kevin James was on the air, just before 11pm, and was hammering Chris, once again, for not appearing on his show, and he was hoping she wasn't going to dodge him, this time (in the run-off) -- and it was going south, real quick.

So Zuma Dogg calls Chris at 11pm on her cell phone, and she picks up, and start in, at frenteic Zuma Dogg pace, "Kevin is HAMMERING you on the air...are you going to go on the debates, this time? You HAVE to...if not...(blah, blah, blah)..." And I add, "You gotta call in!"

It didn't occur to me that she might have been sleeping at 11pm the night after the election wrapped up, and she said, "Not right now, I'm sleeping."


So I said, "So what! Call in!" But...I have to remember...not everyone can do interviews in their sleep like Big ZD, so I said, "Well can I call and tell him you'll do it, so he'll stop saying you won't."

She gave me the green light and told me I could call in.

So I called Kevin and they are working it out and Chris says she will be on Kevin's show for the run-off.


I think it's a very good sign that I already like Chris a lot more than I ever liked Wendy and even before Wendy REALLY hated me....she was never warm and nice to me and never would accept feedback, like this.

So I think the fact that Chris is NOT a career politician; and kind of green in some GOOD ways means she may be a little more vulnerable in having to rely on the community and will need to do a lot for the people during this short term. And if she turns out to be insincere, we can vote her out in a year and a half.

AND THE PEOPLE HAVE TO KNOW...Zuma Dogg is always EXTREMELY skeptical listening to ANYTHING a candidate has to say during an election, and I'm pretty harsh in my scrutiny and that's what people LOVE about me.

BUT SOMETIME, that can cause you to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and that is something I am ALWAYS...MOST CAREFUL not to do. And when I see other people doing it, it sometimes makes ME look harder (which I did with Chris, since she asked me to) and I was pleased at what I have seen so far, so the guy who hates to be bamboozled, DOES have to do what he HATES to do in politics....HAVE A LITTLE FAITH that the person before is the sincere, warm person who intends to do what she says.

I always have negative nicknames for other people, and Chris' new on is "Samsonite" cause she's got a lot of baggage. And in the future, I'll address some of the concerns I had that I have to get over in this election, because this is supposed to be about positive things about Chris, in this post, without attacking Paul Krekorian...but again, that factors in. Because if it was Chris Essel versus Pete Sanchez, I would probably be pushing hard for Pete.

But it's Essel vs Krekorian, and Zuma Dogg is supporting the outsider, grass roort candidate in this election: Chris Essel. I hope it doesn't come back to bite me in the butt in two years if she stinks as a CM. But the things I am concerned about with Chris are problems you have to deal with when you have a upscale, classy lady on your hands.

And seriously, Chris IS the outsider, grass roots candidate. She's just sucessful at it because she raised a lot of money and has the endorsement of the previous councilmember. OF COURSE a candidate like Chris is going to go for Wendy's endorsement. I heard Wendy DID wait because Lisa Sarkin and some others were thinking of running. But when some of the others didn't run, Wendy went with Chris. It's not like Wendy called Chris and said, "Chris, Wendy Gruel. I need someone to take over for me and do everything I say and be my puppet and screw the community."

If Zuma Dogg is finally seeing Chris for the outstanding business leader that she is, at least as a career woman...I can't blame Wendy for endorsing her.

Not to say she is going to tell Wendy to go screw herself, either.

But I think with Chris, she's a sincere and nice person who doesn't have that "juice" running through her like Wendy, Garcetti, Zuma, Krekorian, Alarcon.

So in this case all we can do is support her, be all over her the second she walks in the door, she seems to be listening to things I am trying to tell her.

So maybe we have a "Good" Wendy in Chris. And if not, then she get the Academy Award for suckering Zuma Dogg. She can't be THAT good. She may have worked at Paramount, but it was on the financial/business side.

I know a lot of people may be surprised I feel this way, and I was told to wait, but I don't like to hold back and be calculated in this stuff. It's not about YOU and what YOU get out of it. If the position of Councilmember is important to the future and the lives of the people...then the clock is ticking and no time for game playing on my end. And I HATE when people pull certain "cards." And ZD NEVER picks a candidate on if they are a man or woman...but man, this is THE "Girl Power" candidate if I ever saw one. And luckily not JUST because she is the female candidate. What can I tell you, now ZD got way too sensitive and his feminine side came out too much from all of you ladies who made ZD your little "fixer upper project" during the candidate forums. YOU TURNED ME INTO A SENSISTIVE YOU KNOW WHAT!!!! LOOK AT THIS!!! Oh no...where's my AC/DC "Back in Black" LP.

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Blogger What Would Zuma Say? said:

It's breaking news provided that anyone cares, AND if you didn't figure out already that she was going to offer him a job.


Zuma Dogg has been elusive in admitting that he would trade his endorsement for a job, but certainly wrote enough teasers to get those offers.

Unless Zuma Dogg admits that he was offered a job in exchange for his endorsement, it's criticcal to vote the other way. That's what I'm doing. And I was an Essel person from the word GO.

Fess up Zuma Dogg or else you'll cost Chris the election.

September 26, 2009 7:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David "Zuma Dogg" Smaltzenburger's Legacy of Failure:

1. Go from a great career to vending on Venice Beach.

2. Go from a vendor to homelessness.

3. Beg for money just to eat.

4. Finish behind Gordon Turner (who?????) in the Mayor's race.

5. Come in 7th in the City Council race.

6. Ruin Chris Essel's campaign.

September 26, 2009 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Higby and Hacopian must be hunker down somewhere, crafting a rebuttal to this.

September 26, 2009 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:09PM - you forgot that Zuma back Trutanich and last i checked, Truanich mopped the floor with that other guy.

old chinese proverb: You don't need to be good hen, to know a good egg when you see one.

Zuma can pick the right candidate and he's probably done that here.

September 26, 2009 8:13 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

7:09PM, I already answered your question on the blog post last time you asked it. Go check that. OR, you can read what I said in the post, itself.

I really thought the comments would be about the two candidates, though?

September 26, 2009 8:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who give a rat's ass about who Zuma Dogg endorses. Hardly a game changer, as much as he'd like to think so. Nobody's listening, ZD. You've had your moment in the sun, all 410 votes worth, now go back to your cave and stop with your novel length blog posts. Too long, irrelevant, and boorrring.

September 26, 2009 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Now I know Krekorian is in the winner's circle. Zuma Dogg and Essel? What a laugh. Poor boy being played for such a fool. Guess he'll sell out for a little stroking. Zuma Dogg, you've overstayed your welome in CD2, not that you were ever welcome. You were the worst carpetbagger. You never had a foot in this district. At least Krekorian and Essel have a history here, although Essels is not recent.

September 26, 2009 8:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Folks, the day Zuma Dogg sides with the Antonio Villaraigosa candidate, you know something's up, and it's a job.

Zuma won't answer the question here because he wants to control what is said and written about it so as not to blow things.

Zuma, you've turned out to be exactly like the type of people who you criticize. We might as well call you ZUMA ALARCON or ZUMA GARSHADY.

September 26, 2009 8:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why would someone who came in 2nd place care about an endorsement form someone who only got 400 votes.

"Breaking News" - its even newsworthy?

September 26, 2009 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD is a moron. He is one of the reasons this election had only a 12% turnout. Essel does not want or need his endorsement. He is a loser who had nothing to do but try to stretch his 15 minutes. ZD, I've got news for you, the train already left the station and you are not on it. Get a life....far away from LA.

September 26, 2009 9:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First of all, ZD's support means next to nothing because he can't deliver votes, money, people or anything of value.

Second, when you're endorsing someone you don't make half of your posting or speech about yourself. Nobody cares about you or what you think, and the voters proved that.

Third, there is absolutely no way that anyone is going to hire ZD because he is total loose cannon who can't work for someone else, or he would have a job, and continues to want to promote himself. He's limited to jobs like being a night security guard.

September 26, 2009 9:08 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Shame on you for lying to us, Zuma Dogg. Shame on you.

You said that if you lost, you would go back to Malibu and get on with your life. Don't split hairs NOW and say that wasn't what you wrote. That was precisely what you wrote, if not just damn close to it.

Let go boy, or you'll never got on with your life. Stop with lying to us about give me your vote or Im going away. Just go away, as you promised. RETIRE ALREADY!

September 26, 2009 9:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You're right 856. Essel is just trying to pile up the "endorsements" so she can get the whole karaoke bar vote, which must be at least 18 people.

Zuma lied to us about retiring if he lost. And he's lying by omission now by not answering here a simple yes or not about whether Essel has offered him a job.

He is as bad as those in office, and now zuma dogg has joined them.

September 26, 2009 9:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think ZD is using this endorsement as an excuse to come back to city council "even though I have retired from public service."

That's why. He can't come back to city hall without having rotten egg on his face unless he has something new to say. That he endorses Villaraigosa's girl. The mere thought is astonishing. I WONDER what he was offered to do this? We'll only find out if Essel is elected and she hires him.

September 26, 2009 9:13 PM  

Anonymous Alexis de Tocqueville said:

2.84% of the total vote. You wake me for this?

September 26, 2009 9:14 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"Unless Zuma Dogg admits that he was offered a job in exchange for his endorsement,..."

Chris is going to find out when someone tells her to check Mayor Sam. Everything you said at 709 is fake and all 100% lies.

Look at the propganda being employed here: "Unless Zuma Dogg admits that he was offered a job in exchange for his endorsement."

Look how it just assumes there was an exchange of anything. "Unless I ADMIT to something that is false,"...O.K., loser! A complete DEFEAT on YOUR part. And just to rub it in...I posted what I posted and have been saying what I have been saying because I feel like it and I just like Chris. Ha ha! I didn't even meet for a free cup of coffee with her, yet and she will find out when she reads this. And as I said in the post, there is no way anyone could coax me or get me to say something I didn't want to. I'm sure Chris and her people are pleasantly surprised, and I hope they are. And I am glad I feel this way and am not just bitter saying, "No" to both. If Chris was Janice, I wouldn't have said this.

September 26, 2009 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If Krekorian`s campaign has any savvy, they will send out a mailer.
That should make Paul a Councilman.

September 26, 2009 9:16 PM  

Anonymous Mini-Phil said:

Great choice Zuma! Chris has my vote! We don't need another budget busting socialist on the City Council

September 26, 2009 9:23 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


And YES, I PROBABLY WILL have to start going to council to talk about it on TV 35, but not right now...it's not until December and I can't walk in that place again, at least yet.






Thanks to all the losers who are pulling me back in, just when I thought I was out. (Or something like that.)

Your pal,
Zuma Dogg

September 26, 2009 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am still undecided. Could someone post a link to Krekorian's voting record?

September 26, 2009 9:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the biggest jinx the poor lady could have.

To be "endorsed" by someone who failed to get the 500 people to vote for him that signed the petition for him to get on the ballot, is going to cost her credibility.

Hope her supporters are saying their Hail Marys or whatever.

September 26, 2009 10:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg PLEASE go to City Council! It will be so funny to watch you have to explain why you're suddenly out of retirement. And then you'll have a new excuse for the subsequent visit. And then another excuse for the appearance after that. Before too long, you're the crazy old man who has been there for 30 years and the newspapers are writing about this creepy old man.

I can't wait for the look on garsetti's face when you show up there, hungry and smelly, to proclaim that you're backing Chris. He will try to dissuade you because nothing will turn off voters from going for Chris than your endorsement.

Seriously boy you need to break free and get a life. I know one thing though, Chris ain't gonna give you a job.

September 26, 2009 10:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How Zuma went from criticizing Chris Essel to endorsing her. Hmm,I wonder why. Could it be the promise of a job?

I don't see zd ever getting a job, but just empty promises.

Screwed by Nuch first
Then screwed by Chris Essel.
Who will screw zd after that?

You are an ingrate zuma dogg for your having conversations in private and then blabbing about them at the city hall podium. Don't expect to get the job you're being promised right now. They all see you as a rube.

September 26, 2009 10:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is HUGE news. Zuma's endorsement should be good for nearly 10 votes.

September 26, 2009 10:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, why are you even wasting your time pimping your ideas here, where they just are going to get shot down.

Why don't you just go back to Malibu like you said and make a whole lot of people happy, or at least back to your own blog.

September 26, 2009 10:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm disappointed in you Zuma. You trashed this woman, but fall for her charm, and then you actually endorse her, Antonio's choice?

What became of you and why?

September 26, 2009 11:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How did you go from disliking the mayor's candidate, to endorsing her? That is one hellova leap Dave.

Dont even try to explain it. I'm not listening. You're a dirtbag who is proving to be no different than the dirty birds on city council, as far as Im concerned.

September 26, 2009 11:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B., is this still breaking news if no other media outlet covers it?

Let us know if any other media outlet, even the Downturn News, mentions it. Here is a guarantee. Even they won't.

September 26, 2009 11:10 PM  

Blogger What Would Zuma Say? said:

How can anyone trust zd after this about-face?

September 26, 2009 11:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

ZD would fit in nicely with the folks at City Hall. He constantly threatens/promises to go away but never does. He becomes a carpetbagger in order to run for office. He does a 180 on the initiative that would cut the City Councilmembers salaries in half.

He's doing the best he can to become one of them. Thankfully he has two personalities so if Essel hires him, he can come to the City Council meeting and criticize himself.

September 26, 2009 11:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"ZD is a moron. He is one of the reasons this election had only a 12% turnout."


September 26, 2009 11:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma, you crack me up. How can we still buy you breakfast...PayPal?

September 27, 2009 12:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We have to vote for someone, and we all no that between Krekorian and Essel it's a case of who do you dislike the least.

I think ZD is a trend-setter in backing Essel (who was with Trutanich at the Eagle and Badge dinner tonight) and just like he did with Trutanich, ZD picked the winner.

It's no coincidence that Essel has the same campaign manager (Shallman) as Trutanich, and that Essel is the political outsider against a career politician.

Last time that strategy worked pretty well, and so you can expect Krekorian's record to be exposed by ZD who will do the dirty work for Essel,

It's deja vous all over again!

September 27, 2009 1:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No one wants you back, loser, most of all Chris Essel.

She has run a clean, wholesome campaign with no craziness.

Why would she welcome a loose cannon like you to her campaign?

If she did, she'd spend half her time apologizing for your inanity and the other half the time explaining why she didn't ask you for help in the first instance.

Why can't you just go away like you promised to do?

No one wants anyone with no credibility. That is you, a person who talks out of both sides of his mouth.

Just go away, fool.

September 27, 2009 5:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason why I will now vote for Krekorian is that he is smart enough to not offer Zuma a job and doesn't need him anyway.

Essel offering Radio Boy a job is an act of desperation, plain and simple.

September 27, 2009 6:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm going to ask the Elephan-in-the-Room question that I've yet to see anywhere.

Since zuma dogg behaves like a junior high school kid (he calls it just a character or "being on"), I still call it highly immature for a guy in his mid 40s, but has anyone else wondered if zuma dogg had A.D.D?

September 27, 2009 6:45 AM  

Blogger What Would Zuma Say? said:

This morning Dave "Zuma Dogg" Schmaltzenburger refers to Essel as "my gal, Christine."

So much for that. He went from being a harsh critic to writing "my gal, Christine."

What does that tell you people about her dangling a job if she wins? Looks like Zuma Dogg has been hungry and homeless too long, and has sacrificed what little credibility he had left for a roof and a meal. If she wins, I hope she doesn't give him a nickel, just like when Carmen Trutanich realized that you can't hire a loose cannon, maniac to be on your team.

Since Zuma loves exposing people for their shady acts, I'm sure he will embrace this criticism. Right? Not! He'll be ranting all day HERE and on his blog about this. But for her to suddenly become "my gal, Christine" tells me everything I need to know.

September 27, 2009 6:52 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This is the demise of that Dogg guy. This shows Essel is desperate to hire a homeless guy who has no professional or mature standing. This also shows bad judgement on Essel if true. If she makes this type of decision what other bad choices will she make. This is going to be a positive for Paul. People over the hill are now going to campaign harder to help him after this fiasco. WTF??? he's just thrown everything he has been against all this time in helping the regular folks of this city out the window. Its like the people who campaigned for Mayor Hahn and said it was because they believed in him rather then the gang banger Antonio. When Antonio won they all of a sudden became kiss asses and money talks. Zuma is proving he is just as low life as the politicians he's criticized. Why endorse anyone at all? Dumb ass move and you can be sure he's lost all those supporters who read this blog. You don't endorse the enemy's person.

September 27, 2009 6:54 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

the fact is : This blog thought that Zuma's endorsement was 'breaking news'.

that's perception.

when was Walter Moore saying anything 'breaking news'?
and he came second in the mayoral race. so how does that work out?

its called 'marketing'.

September 27, 2009 7:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How much of a narcissist is ZD when he posts an endorsement that is longer than a short story, and it looks like he mentions HIS name more than ESSEL's?

September 27, 2009 7:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Talk about a deal with the devil, could anyone foresee Antonio and Zuma endorsing the same person?

Talk about shady! I expect more from ZD, unless my thoughts on him have been wrong all along. I thought he was going to be different.

I don't know a damn thing about Kerkorian, but this does concern me.

September 27, 2009 8:15 AM  

Blogger Zuma AlarCON said:

Well, well, well. Look who is endorsing the Mayor's candidate!


Someone is a little hungry and all of a sudden they endorse the person they've railed against for months?

Nope. Doesn't sound SHADY at all! Then again, my name is Zuma AlarCON.

Zuma has gone to the dark side. I'm just surprised that he was willing to admit publicly that he is endorsing Essel as opposed to working behind the scenes for her. What is next? Zuma taking over Matt Szabo's old job? Don't think it's not possible, but yet Zuma is now endorsing Essel.

September 27, 2009 8:21 AM  

Blogger Zuma "Gar-Shady" AlarCON said:


September 27, 2009 8:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The endorsement is rambling and uncleaer. It's more about him than her.

September 27, 2009 8:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

what a score! you scooped the LA Times & Daily News & LA Weekly and every tv and radio station on this!

oh, wait. it's not news.

September 27, 2009 8:36 AM  

Blogger bill eats at sizzler said:

Zuma, I couldn't have said it better myself. Weasel, Zirconium, what's the diff? They're all the same! Now forget about the political life of this screwloose district and come up to Sizzler! I'll get you an iced tea on me. I'm telling you, you're much happier when you don't do anything!

September 27, 2009 9:32 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Take a long look at yourself in a mirror.

Now, go get a life.

September 27, 2009 11:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

if you want to see Krekorian's voting record, go to www.votesmart.org - you can search by vote record or issues voting, etc.... if you need a zip code to type in to shorten the research, type in 91203 - that is in krekorian's district.

September 27, 2009 11:17 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Yeah, she'll talk to anyone but a writer.

September 27, 2009 11:31 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"I don't know a damn thing about Kerkorian, but this does concern me."

Kind of something that has to be factored in, dummy. You are against Essel, but don't know a damn thing about Krekorian. Maybe if you did you would be endorsing ANYONE else.

September 27, 2009 11:45 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have known Chris Essel for years and know that she would never, ever, ever, employ a loose cannon like ZD to represent her.

She is jnot suicidal, and having him off leash is the fastest ticket to disaster I can think of at the moment.

ZD, it ould have been illegal to promise you anything for your vote, even a ham sandwich.

A job promised would get both of you in big trouble, and we know that neither Chris nor Shallman are stupid, so take your pipe dreams back to The Bu and smoke them there.

September 27, 2009 11:53 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe B., I have to congratulate you that while this is HARDLY a news story even in a remote sense, it certainly has outed Zuma Dogg as someone who can be bought with the fake promise of a job.

I think we all know that no person elected to office is going to hire a loose cannon kook and immediately draw the ire of his/her colleagues and a magnifying lens.

I am not a CD2 voter, and while I know very little of each candidate, I would be very suspicious of anyone who zuma dogg suddenly changes his opinion of, wondering what they're getting for it. What deal with the devil did they make?

I would feel the same way about Kerkorian if Zuzma Dogg suddenly endorsed him.

September 27, 2009 11:59 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma's (latest) boneheaded move does three things:

-improves Higbey's clickety clicks
-does nothing for essel
-kills zuma's popularity with his fans

Nice work Senor Smelly!

September 27, 2009 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

lol 1223. joe b., this is the funniest string all month.

September 27, 2009 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:21 AM

You are not anonymous. Anyone can tell who wrote this. .Keep spinning , fool. You'd probably be more popular if you jumped off a cliff than just going over it with this latest attempt at self-importance.

September 27, 2009 1:16 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

It's pretty offensive that as I sit here behind the computer today with only a couple bucks in my pocket and no discussion of anything in the present or future regarding anything that some person keeps posting that a deal has been struck and that I did this for any reason other than the same reason I've said everything over the past three years.

And I do not really care about popularity with fans. I say what I say based on my thoughts and feelings, not calculations of how it plays with the audience.

Someone just called me wondering "HOW COULD I." By the time I was done explaining why...they were a lot more open minded and understand and might vote for Chris now, instead of not voting at all.

THE OTHER CANDIDATE IS KREKORIAN! (What's wrong with you people. Sorry Higby, I know you jumped on his bandwagon early, and he's a nice guy.

People feel I have dug deep and know what's going on and I can't believe anyone would reward Krekorian with a seat, or would even WANT him in the seat. I mean, really. Why not vote for Alarcon.

Anyway, there are HOW MANY comments making all kinds of claims and allegations, and this blog has no problem approving SHEER LIES...

So ha-ha...it must REALLY bug you that I feel so good about Chris compared to Krekorian and did it just because I feel it's the right thing to do.


AND FINALLY, in response to:

"I would be very suspicious of anyone who zuma dogg suddenly changes his opinion of, wondering what they're getting for it. What deal with the devil did they make?

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT I BLOGGED AND SAID, I THINK I WAS MUCH TOUGHER ON KREKORIAN THE ESSEL. If this is seen as "changing" and opinion, you should think of it more as, "picking one of the two before us on the ballot."

AND, when I look at the two, I see one of them who has an outstanding, and I mean TRULY outstanding career path and I just think she puts anyone else we've seen in the horseshoe, to shame.


So there...now you have me pushing harder for Chris, because I'm jealous as hell that she achieved what I know I will only be able to admire.

But a lot of you people are just too jealous to be able to appreciate something like that.

MAN, I'm broke and homeless but am willing to give her the props. It's everything that I am jealous of as the outsider on the street looking in....BUT I DON'T LET THAT CLOUD MY DECISION.



In this situation, I going with the best PERSON. Not the best person at collecting abesentee ballots in a concentrated area of the district.

September 27, 2009 1:29 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:


I never did a 180 on the council salary cut. The second I heard about it I called SLAP members (who started this idea) and told them I was 1000% against it.

I posted on my blog before the campaign I was against it (go back and check.) During the campaign when asked if I would take that cut (or support it, or whatever) I said that I would, and I would.

So I didn't want people to think I was against this because I didn't want my own salary cut in half.

HOWEVER, when asked by the L.A. Times how I felt about it, I explained EXACTLY why I was against it and crticized the community members behind it and questioned the real motives (as I recently blogged about on my blog).

They didn't print it, but I said ALL of the same stuff I did in my post against the move, and had they printed it, everyone would have seen it...and it was no 180.

But now that I am not a candidate, I wanted to clarify, once again what a juvenile move it is.

AND NO, you don't go through with this just as an excercise in organizing people and getting everyone's info for next time.

That's what you are supposed to be doing in your community groups, anyway.

But I know, it's always easier to unite the masses with an "off with their heads" pitch.


YOU REALLY HAVE TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THIS STUFF PEOPLE. After all, you keep voting for ballot measures with confusing language and you allow yourselves to be confused and you keep voting and passing for this stuff.

September 27, 2009 1:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course Shallman had Essel show at the Police Political League's dinner last night, hoping to get their endorsement and above all, money.

Shallman's already crying ethnic foul over Krekorian's support from the community and Cooley's Ethnics unit (a really strange allegation, since Cooley makes everyone who works for HIM work FOR Trutanich and Shallman).

BUT the event co-Chair was Peter Ripovich, one of Trutanich's Serbian Clansman who makes up quite a fantasy resume for his client (thanks to Shallman) as an excuse. Nobody's more clanning than the Serbians, just ask their neighbors in the Balkans and Southern Europe. For that matter just ask everyone in San Pedro.

That still didn't sell tables so they got Garcetti, a popular black sportscaster and a Latino to get honored, too.

September 27, 2009 2:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe, can you blame her for not wanting to talk to a "writer"???

You guys are dangerous. You write things down and hold people to what they have said. A dangerous practice indeed.

I think writers soould be banned from any government led by Obama.

When The Bard wrote "First thing let's do, let's kill all the lawyers", I am sure he really meant writers. Just a slip of the pen.

September 27, 2009 3:10 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

it certainly has outed Zuma Dogg as someone who can be bought with the fake promise of a job.

It has CERTAINLY, even though you are 100% false and since there is no way you could ever be saying that based on any shred of actual and factual information, and you said, "certainly," when you are "CERTAINLY WRONG," only leads me to believe you are purposefully and CERAILY LYING...ON PURPOSE!

AND I HAVE TO TELL EVERYONE WHO KNOWS ME...She's passing the ZD vetting process as much as possible. I LOVE CHRIS ESSEL! She's so responsive to ZD! Not cause my endorsement means a lot, or not...but because I keep sending her emails and phone messages that are catching her fancy. So I give her credit for recognizing the best when she sees it. And she isn't too snobby to embrace it and roll with it.


Not throwing ZD in the paper shredder because I'm not all fancy and perfect. But judging the stuff on it's content. AND YES, IT SCORES POINTS WITH ME THAT ZD IS SCORING POINTS WITH CHRIS.

All anyone has said is they wish the councilmembers would listen to us, and people have liked what I have been saying...and she's seeing that value and rolling with it.

People keep telling me to stop because I'm not getting paid and am just doing it for no reason.


And WHO SAID I want a job at City Hall. PLEASE NO!!! Can't someone help me get a job doing something else to try and prevent that!

CHRIS ESSEL="Good" Wendy!
But seriously, someone IS going to have to pay me to sit here and respond to all the nutty-wackiness that will start to be posted here like giving S-T to alarCON and all the desperate demagougery.

I let people know how I feel, because I wanted to for what it's worth. But I CANNOT get sucked into being the round the clock blog spinner for all the nuttiness Nutty Scumming and any other assorted nuts will be posting here.

I already see the complete lies that are popping up here. AND IT IS INTERESTING that the comments are about me, and not the candidates, loser!

September 27, 2009 3:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma only got 400 votes. This is a major red flag from the Essel camp if true. If they're this stupid to have zuma even mentioned on their team it is a negative and more people will jump on board for Paul. How can someone criticize the Mayor for two years and brag about it then endorse one of his people? It goes to the crediability factor and now Zuma doesn't have any. Not only are council members getting tired of Zuma a lot more people are saying they wish he would get lost.

September 27, 2009 4:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And this matters why?

53 comments on the endorsement decision of some deranged num nut.

Any body who thinks this is important should have their heads examined.

September 27, 2009 4:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I am for Essel, but why would she take this idiots endorsement.

September 27, 2009 4:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm from S-T and a Mary Benson Supporter. I hammered Tamar because she was a job-hopper and I'm going to support Essel because Krekorian is a job-hopper. Essel is also a self-made person. She clawed her way up the ranks in a tough industry. This shows me leadership ability. Krekorian has just hopped from job to job and really accomplished nothing to speak of. A lot of entertainment industry people live up here on the rock and they tell me she is a square shooter. I'd like to see Mary come out and support her. I guess we'll see if that happens. The grassroots candidates can still have a say in this race.

September 27, 2009 4:35 PM  

Anonymous who are you trying to fool? said:

Is Essel the mayor's canidadte? I didn't see any endorsements. I think if people take a look they will see Krekorian is the canidadte with the mayor's political infrustructure behind him. Gotta look through the smoke and not bump into the mirrors as many of you prove to do time and time again. It's much easy to make a surface, shallow call.

September 27, 2009 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can we change topic? I can't believe these morons are the reason the marijuana dispensaries are out of control. does anyone know how we can find out if any money was given to these council members?

According to City Hall insiders, Huizar and Reyes, along with a group of private medical-marijuana advocates invited to participate in a special city working group, wanted looser pot regulations than City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. The two camps endlessly feuded.

City Council President Eric Garcetti backed a City Council “moratorium” to prevent unvetted and unregulated pot shops from opening until the warring sides could agree on permanent rules. But Garcetti, Huizar, Reyes and the rest failed to grasp the fine print in their own moratorium language. While Delgadillo fought for much stricter permanent rules than those supported by key City Council members, including Reyes and Garcetti, the medical-marijuana industry utilized an obscure boilerplate paragraph written by the city attorney and approved by the 15-member council. This fine print allowed “hardship exemptions” during the purported moratorium, so hundreds of pot peddlers filled out a simple form claiming that the City Council’s moratorium was causing a “hardship” as to their ability to sell pot

September 27, 2009 4:58 PM  

Blogger Zuma "Gar-Shady" AlarCON said:

Zuma is sounding very defensive and a shitload like Richard AlarCON who Zuma loves to criticize for his odd positions. Odd, as in Zuma's sudden endorsement of one of two people who he tore down.

But Zuma has evolved into a born liar, as evidenced by his saying that he is retiring, all that crap, putting a retirement date on it, and then blogging his ass off and then making the "big news" of an endorsement.

So, Zuma, who gave you those few dollars in your pocket??? Guess it's not Paul. Is it Chris? Is it my donation that you apparently didn't report? Remember the $100 that didn't show up on the report that Phil posted last week?

Man, your stock is dropping quickly. I have no horse in this race, but I can't wait to see whoever you endorse lose. You are a loser's loser.

Get a job in radio if that's not a lie, too.

September 27, 2009 5:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Of course you would be the last one to use any kind of an "off with their heads" pitch.

What's so confusing about the Half Off initiative idea? It would add exactly one word to the City Charter. And it's a small word.

The measure has nothing to do with the amount of money it would save. Our City Councilmembers are the highest paid in the nation and have the biggest staffs. What would be a fair amount to pay them and a fair amount of budget to give them?

September 27, 2009 6:09 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

"The measure has nothing to do with the amount of money it would save."

Thank you, good night nut!

Additionally, although you have already lost the debate, "Our City Councilmembers are the highest paid in the nation (YES, someone has to be highest paid, and L.A. is biggest city....it's not like Dayton, Ohio is highest paid and you live there); and have the biggest staffs. (Are you calling to cut their staff, or salary?)

What would be a fair amount to pay them and a fair amount of budget to give them? (I don't know, but I am not in support of all the time, money and manpower to put something like this on the ballot that will cost more to put on the ballot than it will save. How about this. I have said all along, you are unhappy with council's performance and want to poke them in the eye and punish them. That's not what a ballot measure is for. And you just said it isn't about the savings and you use the dumb reason that they are highest paid, but L.A. is biggest city, anyway.

If they were second highest paid, would it be o.k.? Or would you be saying, "they are the second highest paid."

O.K....my question to YOU is, what ranking of pay compared to other City Councils would you like them to come in at.

How about 12. Vote to make them the 12th highest paid council.

That's it...just make THAT the ballot measure, or pick a number.

Of how about just a Charter that proclaims each and every city council member is an idiot who blew it because they are dumb cowards and make and make Clear Channel have to run that message on all of their digital billboards!

September 27, 2009 6:36 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

By the way, for the record...go ahead and do the ballot measure to cut their salaries...I would LOVE to see it. Watch them all resign and walk out the door. LOL! I would LOVE to see EACH and every one of those bankrupting, shady, do nothing coward-losers have their paychecks cut in half...even though that's probably just a small amount of the riches they take in.

BUT I AM TRYING TO REFLECT A MORE NEUTRAL, DETATCHED OPINION BASED ON AN IMPARTIAL REVIEW. (Not factoring in what losers we are talking about, currently.)

September 27, 2009 6:45 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

Under Dog and Zuma Dogg...misery loves company I guess. Good luck! ;-)

September 27, 2009 6:47 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Saltsburg has blown all credibility endorsing anyone like Essel and by opposing the pay raise. He is a pussy when it comes to dealing with the electeds one on one but talks shit on his blogs. I don't know what he thinks Essel is going to give him but she will throw him under the bus as did Trutanich.

For all his alleged genius he sure s dumb.

September 27, 2009 6:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes Saltsburg is the new pussy.

September 27, 2009 6:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Zuma Dogg should just go away. Better yet Higby should ban him again. His 15 minutes of fame ended long ago.

A colleague says Essel is embarrassed by this.

September 27, 2009 7:06 PM  

Blogger Zuma Dogg said:

Foxy, Given the choice on the ballot, who would you vote for? And when I say, "Foxy," I mean B2!

September 27, 2009 7:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I remember when Higby fired Zuma Dogg from the blog. But he still promoted the loser. Maybe now he'll get it that this guy has lost all credibility. Assuming Zuma had any at all.

September 27, 2009 7:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7:12pm, Are you PRO-Krackwhorian or just anti-Zuma?

September 27, 2009 7:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chris Essel on December 8th!

September 27, 2009 7:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Give me a break, what makes E$$el's a grassroots candidate now? She just took all the insider money, suddenly she's not an insider?? Let's not cream our pants because she decided to go on Kevin James either, her opponent was on it before, without being hassled.

Remember a vote for the community is a vote for ANYONE but E$$el.

September 27, 2009 8:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chris is grass roots, so to speak, between the two of them because she isn't currently sitting in an elected seat and didn't use her elected position to run for this seat.

September 27, 2009 8:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Paul Krekorian is the candidate backed by Mayor V. Paul has the unions and the Democratic party backing him....just like the Mayor.

Trust me, the Mayor will not go against the unions or the Democratic Party.

Chris Essel is the outsider.

September 27, 2009 9:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Breaking News"????

Nope. More like "Breaking Wind".....

September 27, 2009 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Would someone post a link to Krekorian's voting record?

September 27, 2009 10:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How about we ask Chris to tell us when Zuma Dogg's campaign filings will be released?

September 27, 2009 10:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

9:02 your are full of shit and probably one of Essel's staff.The Mayor recruited Essel, got Wendy to endorse her (since he's the kiss of death) and Wendy's his stooge. Look at Essel's contributors, including the Independent Expenditures which don't count against the limit on individual donations. She has $56, 069.90 from the Painters Union and the Carpenters Union. Looks like the mayor's stooge to me. Instead of making bogus claims against Krekorian. where's the proof?

September 27, 2009 10:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, Phil and everyone else, if you give one more inch of space to Zuma Dogg, I'm out of here. Shut this asshole down...now. It's like sitting through another City Council meeting's public comment with him ranting and raving. No thank you.

September 27, 2009 10:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

getcommonsense.com is Alger's show and he is on vacation until November 6th, which I found on twitter.com/jimalger. He moved the internet feed to blog talk radio months ago.

I'll comment on Zuma's horrid decision later, but I seriously question his sense and I was a supporter.

September 27, 2009 11:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wow. It looks like one person at 9 PM just went on an anti-Zuma rampage. If you don't space your comments out, we can't take one person seriously. Not that we care how much you hate Zuma...

Loser hater, loser hater.

I love Zuma. I HATE Essel. I'm going to look at this as a really bad decision on his part and move on.

She can't win anyway. She sucks. And she does not have stronger ties to CD 2 than Zuma. Quite the opposite. She has the shortest ties of any of the candidates.

Go Away Chris Essel!

Paul Krekorian for CD 2! Take out Chris the way you annihilated Tamar!

September 27, 2009 11:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I voted for Zuma. Now I'm depressed and wished I would have just voted for Mary or Paul from the beginning.

September 27, 2009 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Of course Zuma Dogg has ADD. Most politicians do. All of the successful pols do. There is nothing wrong with ADD. Did you know that you must have a high IQ in order to be diagnosed with ADD? It's part of the screening process. So I wish Zuma would get a diagnosis even though it's obvious he has it. ADD is not a bad thing.

September 27, 2009 11:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I agree. I donated $100 that was supposed to be used for zuma's campaign, but the numbers that phil posted last week said he reported $0.

I would like to know where mine went. I don't care what it was as long as it was for something campaign related, and that does not include food for zuma dogg.

September 27, 2009 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seriously. Why does this jerk matter? His blog has no hits. Why does he post here? Please give it a rest.

If Essel sought his "endorsement" she looks like an even bigger fool.

September 27, 2009 11:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If you factor out Armenian absentee ballots, how does Krekorian stack up?

September 27, 2009 11:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How many of these comments are from the same king of bedroom internet radio shows? Seems like a lot of one-sided comments all in the same style who is on the side of labor and has Assembly ties.

September 28, 2009 12:07 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Essel clawed her way to the top, huh. You should check out all of your info. Especially if you're going to post non-truths. Can you tell us exactly how she crawled up there?

Forget your carpet bagging comments. Chris Essel had to move much further than Paul.

Besides Paul already represents part of CD 2.

September 28, 2009 12:13 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You are all dead wrong because Essel IS endorsed by the Mayor.

Tamar was the job-hopper, not Krekorian. Tamar set out to run for the school board until CD 2 became available.

Essel is anti-neighborhood council and pro-SB 1818. For those two reasons alone, anyone in CD 2 who votes for Essel is just fucking retarded and you're fucking up the rest of our lives around the city because you're not looking at the big picture.

Mary Benson will NEVER endorse a pro-developer, legitimate carpet-bagger, unlike Paul who didn't move that far.

Mary, please endorse Paul.

Don't let another rich west side candidate come in and dictate what happens in CD 2. She lost her job at Paramount. It's not like she's currently holding a good position elsewhere. She just sees how much money the council members make now and she's desperate for a job.

September 28, 2009 12:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why don't you just clarify the non-truth? I didn't see the term "claw" anywhere. You remind me of a polticial operative. Complain there is a non-truth and use the word, "claw," instead of, "promoted." Because it's a woman, it had to be "clawing," instead of "working," right?

September 28, 2009 12:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who does Bisani support? He got 150 votes, that's worth another thread.

In fairness they all should get one: why just this fool zuma, when he has his own blog and rants on our dime (quite a lot MORE than a dime) at city hall for his personal gain and now admits, on his blog and here that he'll once AGAIN do it for Essel, boasting how he uses the public comment to trash political opponents. He's got half the comments here on top of writing a novelette to explain why Essel should be thrilled.
Surely the other candidates are as deserving?

September 28, 2009 4:26 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mary is not going to endorse anyone because she wants to run for office in 2011 so now every move she makes and word she speaks will be campagining for herself. So EVERYTHIG in S-T is going to be political jockeying.

September 28, 2009 7:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

But WHO is Melrose Larry Green (or any other glad-flea) endorsing???

Why are you only telling this part of the story?

(I don't really care who any of them endorse, I just wanted to be the 100th post on this INCREDIBLY loooooong, raaaaaambling, and SELF-serving thread posted by the City's self-appointed Ranter-in-Chief).

September 28, 2009 12:28 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The reason why they posted a thread about Zuma's endorsement and not the others is because the others haven't announced yet, if they announce.

Maybe you should ask for a thread of people who haven't made any endorsement yet.

September 28, 2009 12:54 PM  

Blogger bill eats at sizzler said:

Dang nabbit, I love a good thread!

September 28, 2009 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I didn't know how mean people could be until I read this blog. I have been following this election very closely and the bashing on the candidates was a lot, but now the ruthless bashing on fellow bloggers calling them "losers" "stupid" "moron" is downright shameful, cruel and not needed. Yes, we are all politically active but I am appalled by reading this blog. To have people come out and attack others just because they are passionate or feel a certain way about politics, that is wrong! Zuma Dogg, I don't know you but reading your blogs and what you have to say comes across as very sincere and for the other people on this blog to be so against the black sheep is downright shameful and embarrassing to Angelenos everywhere. There is little hint of compassion or understanding. Do me a facorite hater bloggers ad put yourself in Zuma's position for a second and read this blog as if everywhere where it said Zuma Dogg and it said YOUR name. How does it make you feel?

September 28, 2009 1:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Sorry, 1:51, ZD invites this kind of backlash. Anyone who rants for pages on end, self promotes shamelessly and then betrays his supporters by endorsing E$$el, should be given no mercy. He's been bamboozled by the mayor's candidate. What else can you call him but stupid and moron? Sincere? So what?? He's been in the lead as far as bashing others, and not just candidates. Why should he be treated any better than he treats others?

September 28, 2009 7:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why is someone saying E$$el is the mayor's candidate when Krekorian is the one the mayor is backing? Do you think Antonio is going to go against the union-backed Krekorian? The only reason he hasn't endorsed openly is because it is now known that a Villariogsa endorsement is too big a negative.

September 28, 2009 8:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You must not have been reading Zuma Dogg very long. "Dummy, moron, stupid" are HIS words that he regularly calls people. And those are the mildest ones.He regularly uses words much more nasty and obscene. All these comments are polite compared to the sarcasm,twisting,bitterness and anger he unleashes on others.

September 28, 2009 8:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

7;49 PM - Krekorian is the Mayor's candidate, dork!

September 28, 2009 8:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:04 & 8:46 (E$$el's plants) Prove it!! Connect the dots from the mayor to Krekorian. Doesn't exist and you know it. When E$$el has over $56,000 in Independent Expenditures from the Painters Union and Carpenters Union, what do you call that? Most of her other donations are also from unions and downtown people. Nice try E$$el campain people, to pin the mayor on Krekorian. Won't work, won't fly. Connect the dots if you can. But of course you can't since there is absolutely no link to Krekorian and the mayor. And why do you think Greuel came out for E$$el? Because Wendy's the mayor's shill.

September 28, 2009 9:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I'm sure the mayor must be feeling honored to know he went from being a 'rock star' to having candidates try to pin the 'mayor's candidate' designation on them to sink them, while he's nowhere to be seen unless it's supporting candidates from New Jersey. The only thing to remember is, not being the mayor's candidate does not necessarily make someone better. They can be a fringe person or a crackpot or just plain over their heads with no support system to hit the ground or get things done.

September 28, 2009 10:41 PM  

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