Even more curious is the support of those who were convinced she would be bad news for the Clowncil. Case in point is our old radio friend Kevin James. Just a few short months ago Phil Jennerjahn reported that James had no love lost for Essel and let her have it on an episode of his radio show:
A good portion of the show was dedicated to Kevins opinion that Chris Essel is a terrible candidate for Council District 2. "I wouldn't vote for her if she was the only name on the ballot!" he repeatedly exclaimed to listeners. James went on to unload on Essel...calling her a "carpetbagger" who doesn't even live in Council District 2. He described as "shady" her connections to the money that donors from AEG have poured into her campaign. (Yes... that AEG...of the Michael Jackson funeral fiasco.)
Essel, who James also called "the Queen Bee of runaway film production", was the only one to turn down the offer to appear on the radio show. James called it "giving the voters the middle finger salute".
"The level of arrogance truly amazes me" he said in disbelief.