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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Assemblyman John Perez likely Speaker after Kevin De Leon withdraws Consideration

" Likely Assembly Speaker John Perez"
Assemblyman John Perez of the 45th Assembly District, is the likely successor to current Speaker Karen Bass, the Sacramento Bee reports.
Assemblyman John A. Perez's final opponent has bowed out, setting the stage for the first-term Democrat to be selected Assembly speaker today -- the first openly gay man to hold the post.
After behind-closed-door talks this week with Perez and other political leaders, Assemblyman Kevin de Leon agreed to bow out and is expected to nominate Perez in an Assembly Democratic Caucus today, Capitol sources said.

With De Leon bowing out of the Speakership battle, this sets the stage for the openly gay, first-cousin of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to make history in Sacramento.

But as this battle ends, another may be looming for Perez. State Senator Gilbert "Gil" Cedillo has told anyone who would listen. in political circles, that he is definitely running for the 45th Assembly Seat.

This would set up a bruising and expensive inter-party battle between Perez and Cedillo, with possible state-wide implications.

For De Leon, this must be a bittersweet moment, after being the front-runner for Speaker, only to see his "ambitions and linkage" to former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, kill his chances to replicate the political ascention of his political mentor/soulmate.

Behind the scenes, the race appeared over shortly before Thanksgiving, when Villaraigosa hosted a private meeting of Perez, de Leon and former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, de Leon's childhood buddy and lifelong friend, Capitol officials said.

The session ended over a bottle of wine, officials said, with de Leon expected to become speaker and Perez targeted to run with no major Democratic opposition for the Senate seat of Cedillo, who has long coveted a move to the Assembly once he is termed out next year.

But De Leon's "ambitious drive" might of undone this Getty House conclave.

Many of his own Democratic colleagues felt that de Leon, chairman of the powerful Assembly Appropriations Committee, had not led committees focused on major policy issues and was not "up to the job" of speaker.

"Too many people believe that he didn't earn his stripes, that Fabian Nunez did all the heavy lifting for him," [Assemblyman] Torrico said.

For De Leon, he will most likely win re-election to his last term as the 46th District Assemblyman, while Perez faces the wrath of Gil Cedillo.

Thus, in time both De Leon and Perez may see their political aspirations denied, due to their respective political linkage/ baggage.

Your thoughts................

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

"The session ended over a bottle of wine"

Such scumbags gulping wine & cutting deals like they are so important. Villar, Nunez, Perez, de Leon, a la verga! Vote them all out!

December 10, 2009 10:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

DeLeon is Fabian's childhood friend. And Cedillo is the Mayor's BFF from back in the day.

Gil and Tony use to cruise through Boyle Heights in Tony's canary yellow 1964 Chevy listening to Art Laboe on the radio.

The scene was immortalized in the opening credits to "Chico and the Man"

December 10, 2009 11:21 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


If someone had neutered Tony V'd dad and siblinges we wouldn't be having a lot of the City problems we are having right now.

December 10, 2009 11:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fuck this! Where's the 19 cd2 stories for today?

December 10, 2009 11:32 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:

They are all worthless!

Very sad that this is what California has to offer.

How depressing.

December 10, 2009 11:44 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Actually may turn out better for De Leon. He'll have an easy run into Cedillo's Senate seat while Perez has to deal with a much more popular and well known Cedillo in a district that is much more socially conservative regarding gays.

Could be the shortest speakership ever. Look for Isadore Hall to reap the benefits when Perez loses the primary in June.

December 10, 2009 11:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Such a sorry ending. De Leon would have been a far better speaker than Perez. At least De Leon had the guts to cast some votes that were unpopular with big labor, which Perez did not. Perez followed the labor line at all times.

December 10, 2009 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The dumbest part is this whole feud between Cedillo and Villar started over... wait for it... a girl.

Pinche horndogs!

But as bad as Cedillo is, we must plug our noses and support him against Perez. Contribute and volunteer! Down with Villar!

December 10, 2009 12:01 PM  

Blogger Kevin said:

We are not fortunate enough for both of these no loads to fade into the sunset

December 10, 2009 12:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

At least we can be certain the battle between Perez and Kevin is not over a girl!

December 10, 2009 12:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"Kevin De Leon WITHDRAWS Consideration" please, not "withdrawls," that appears to mean "withdrawals" but wrong anyway.

And on the content, they are all lousy choices and as politicians, not good role models unless you would like your kids to look up to the pimps and thugs that they are.

Cut the pay, part-time the job, and that would weed out the slimesters.

December 10, 2009 1:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OMG! Jennerfool has come out from under his rock. I'm surprised he was able to get his girlfriend Essel to move over so he could emerge from under that rock. But, hell, can't you go back under. Things were some much more civil without your lunatic rants.

December 10, 2009 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We have had enough of these folks. Time to get behind the Part Time Leglislature. Check it out and get involved. www.reformcal.com

December 10, 2009 3:05 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Since fixing Assemblymember term limits, the Speaker slot doesn't matter. "You're no Willie Brown, Assemblyman."

December 10, 2009 3:54 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great - I was going to sit out 2010 but I guess I better write Cedillo a check and get started.

December 10, 2009 5:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I like how you describe Perez as "openly gay." What about

Jan Perry - Openly corrupt

Antonio - Openly lecherous

Wendy Greuel - Openly self serving

Ed Reyes - Openly dimwitted

Eric Garshady - openly useless

Paul Koretz - openly pro pot

Fabian - openly slimey

Maria Shriver - Openly scofflaw

Tiger Woods - Openly straight

December 10, 2009 5:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Look for DeLeon to be Majority Leader.

December 10, 2009 6:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You mean 46th AD? Perez is the Assemblyman for the 46th AD.

December 10, 2009 9:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let the political musical chairs begin! So, Cedillo goes after Perez's seat and De Leon after Cedillo's seat --- so who's next in line for De Leon's seat?

December 10, 2009 9:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Can Cedillo give it rest now? Didn't he learn his lesson in his congressional race?

December 10, 2009 10:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This place is so infected with vermin, lice and cockroaches...all because of open borders! The aforementioned Villar, Nunez, Perez et al are all spawn of wet(bks), but we have a new breed now...Mark Ridley Thomas...the devil spawn of Obama...the most pretentious, ignorant crook of them all! Ken and John are going after him with a vengeance...$707K to redecorate his office!

Are there any Whites left in this city??? I don't think so! We bid hasta la vista 2 years ago...and the weather is great here in Oregon...

December 10, 2009 10:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Come on folks, give 'em a chance. They're all Krekorian's friends too.

December 11, 2009 5:06 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Please take December 10, 2009 9:25 PM's comment and update your post to correct the error of which Assembly Districts your talking about.

If you're going to try to sound intelligent about a topic, you should make sure not to mess up in this manner.

December 11, 2009 8:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:



December 11, 2009 10:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:56 who white-flighted to Oregon:

You left your heart here, huh? You describe your whereabouts as "this place".

So the immigrants have taken over Oregon? Is that what you're trying to say?

Or are you really just sitting right here in Los Angeles bitching and moaning?

December 11, 2009 1:44 PM  

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