Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Tuesday
Round 8 of Ali-Foreman, the legendary "Rumble in the Jungle" in Zaire 1974. The younger and more powerful George Foreman was the aggressor throughout the first seven rounds while the older yet highly conditioned Muhammad Ali played rope-a-dope. Then, with Foreman punched out, Ali struck in the 8th round.
William Bradley , in an engaging piece at Huffpo, equates the Jerry Brown victory over Meg Whitman to the Ali-Foreman 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" match in Zaire;
"...the dust is still settling on Brown's resounding landslide victory -- 54% to 41%, a margin of more than 1.2 million votes over billionaire Meg Whitman -- absolutely shattering the biggest spending non-presidential campaign in American history. In the process, Brown broke the record for the most votes ever received by a gubernatorial candidate, leading a Democratic sweep for the statewide ticket.
...Which is not surprising, since virtually all the state and national press early on anointed Whitman as an unstoppable high-tech juggernaut of a campaign run by the best consultants in the business. Up against poor old Jerry Brown and his ragtag little band. When in reality, it (Brown vs Whitman) was Ali-Foreman '74 all along, with what I called Brown's Zen rope-a-dope approach unfolding as anticipated."
Well played Jerry, well played.
CD 14 candidate, Rudy Martinez, comes out swinging against Jose Huizar in a press release sent out yesterday. According to the presser, Jose threw DWP ratepayers under the bus in a critical vote that would have offered real reform for this dysfunctional behemoth. It wouldn't be the first time Jose's vote caused a community to suffer. Griffith Park Wayist has the post.
|Councilman Krekorian loads up the Thanksgiving Food Drive donations at CBS Radford lot|
Councilman Krekorian's Thanksgiving Food Drive managed to gather over 1000 lbs of food donations and several thousand dollars in donations from CBS and others in the community. Press release HERE.
Arizona's hillbilly SB1070 law (now suspended pending judicial review) has cost the state a hefty sum in boycott dollars that went elsewhere. Today's estimate is $140 million and rising. Nice job Verdugo Hills High School graduate, Governor Jan Brewer.
Finally, a programming note; No further comments will be accepted from 2010 Congressional Candidate Phil Jennerjahn until he allows comments on his own blog. He's dishing it out, but he refuses to take it in, and the MS blog no longer has the time to be his sandbox.