Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Tuesday
It was not long ago that longtime neighborhood council activist Tony Butka was chatting up his chances of becoming "City Councilman Tony Butka", with the likes of KRLA's Kevin James. But while deciding to withdrawal his candidacy, Butka has redirected his energies in a "bloggin direction" with his new "NELA Lives blog".
One of Butka's first scoop was this post When is an "opinion Poll" Not a poll? It seems that one of Butka's sources got curious when a pollster called their residence and proceeded to ask questions about the CD 14 elections. Noting that all the comments about Councilman Jose Huizar were positive and the Rudy Martinez questions were negative, the source asked the pollster who they were polling on the behalf for and the pollster responded "FM3". Butka did some quick research and found that "FM3" is short hand for Fairbanks, Maslin, Maulin, Metz and Associates who is working on behalf of ....... Councilman Jose Huizar.
Then today, with "CLARTSgate" still the dominant topic, Team Huizzy finds a "friendly blog" to release their pre-ordained results.
Your thoughts........ and pity the staffer who mocked "Huizzy Corleone".
Scott Johnson in CD 14