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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Wednesday

Looks like Mayor Villaraigosa may have dodged a bullet.  Politico reports that local Mayors across the country are feeling the sting of voter rage against incumbents and many of the Hizzoners have been turfed out so far.  Even New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg may very well be in trouble in next week's election in the Big Apple. Stay tuned.

Word from Daily Variety via Franklin Avenue that like the daily fishwraps local TV news is in big trouble.  Legendary LA newsman John Beard is reduced to hosting happy talk in Buffalo, New York.  Boo hoo hoo. Those programs have been awful for decades.

Nanny state yet in full court press again.  The City wants to ban cigarette smoking in outdoor patios at restaurants.  Memo to Sleeping Greig Smith who is behind the measure "Cigarette's and smoking sucks but so does heavy handed totalitarian local government."  How working on a real issue? The Mayor seems to get it.

Thanks to Nuch terms around the name of his hometown, San Pedro have entered the local political lexicon.  Doug McIntyre writing in the Daily News says that the City Attorney is playing by "San Pedro Rules."

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nuch is doing the right thing the way he sees it.

The City Council better be careful because Nuch is not the doormat they have been accustomed to walking over.

Hahn and Delgadillo were not real lawyers and Nuch is a good one.

His office is examining every deal of consequence and making sure it is not a sweetheart kiss by the local councilmember.

Jan Perry may have gotten her way on AEG, but it comes at a high price.

It is about time we got some righteous indignation from an elected official who is doing the job we elected him to do...

You go Nuch!!!!

October 28, 2009 8:21 AM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Hahn and Delgadillo were not real lawyers and Nuch is a good one.

That's positively insane. If J. Kenneth Hahn was one thing, it was a lawyer. And that fact was his undoing--he knew how to do things, like remove Parks and hold the City together, too well. He was politically stupid in insisting on taking credit for very unpopular decisions. But it was his comfort with jurisprudence--and his incompetence at politics--that made him both a very adroit mayor and a very unpopular one.

October 28, 2009 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey Mailander,

Do other bloggers post on your 'blogs'?

I don't dislike you Mailander though friends of mine do. I would like to know how many people read your blog and how many bloggers link to your blog and comment on it. Does Higby comment at your blog? How about Joe B?

I am curious because you spend a lot of time posting on Mayor Sam. For my own knowledge.

Also do you have a job?

October 28, 2009 1:11 PM  

Blogger Foxy LA Lady said:

Hahn = 99% lawyer + 100% opportunism

Delgadillo = 80% lawyer + 100% business as usual

Nuch = 100% lawyer + 100% passion for his job

October 28, 2009 9:06 PM  

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