This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here. I'm an ex-mayor. Los Angeles is a magnet for people from all over the world. Some of them run for public office. Inevitably some of them stray from the golden rule and rule for those that have the gold. That's when I go to work. My name is Yorty. I'm a dead pol.
Christine Essel and Paul Krekorian met again for round two of the battle for Council District 2. It was held in Studio City at the Beverly Garland Hotel. Heavy rain today kept the turnout light.
I only stayed for a little while. Mostly they were repeating things that had been said before.
Christine seemed to have a lot more pep than before. She was all smiles and charm. She is clearly overjoyed to be in this runoff. Paul wasn't so thrilled and some of his comments were a little surly. I think he is starting to realize that he could lose this election.
He made kind of a wise-ass, sarcastic comment about "not raising as much money as Christine".
These bitter potshots don't make him a more attractive candidate to anyone.
Both candidates got stung when a voter asked if they "both planned to make Studio City their home?"
Funny how they both had to wiggle out of that one. Christine said she's happy to be back in the Valley.
Paul said he's living in Valley Glen, while his wife is desperately searching for a home to buy there.
(That's funny...because we all know how difficult it is to buy real estate right now.)