Late Afternoon Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Scene for Monday
|Can we lead UTLA's AJ Duffy away one last time?|
Great afternoon to all including LAUSD School Board Candidates Jesus Escandon and John Fernandez who faced the wrath of UTLA Henchman AJ "Puff" Duffy, and now are the latest poster child's highlighting the dysfunction state of affairs, within LAUSD biggest union of public indoctrinators/educators.
From the outside, looking in, one gathers the the pressure to maintain some semblance of influence within LAUSD, is causing the likes of Duffy, to purge UTLA supported candidates, who's background may bring defeat in the upcoming March 2011 Elections.
LAUSD District 7 Candidate Jesus Escandon was striped of his UTLA endorsement after the discovery of a 1997 DUI Conviction and arrest for street fighting. We should note that Escandon was a candidate in 2007 for the same seat and nothing was revealed at that time.
LAUSD District 5 Candidate John Fernandez is vowing to fight Duffy's efforts to purge him. Fernandez has been straight forward in discussing his past issues but has never been convicted of a crime. Duffy stated that serious issues pertaining to Fernandez veracity and integrity were the cause for withdrawing the endorsement. But then if Duffy had any integrity, he would admit that his leftist band of indoctrinators and himself, deserve the big share of the blame for LAUSD's current state of being.
More News after the Bloggin Leap:
** Mayor Antonio Villar is collecting now for future political favors, as the likes of AEG pony up $100,000 to back the Mayor's slate of candidates for LAUSD School Board.
** The Mayor's "Comadre" Los Angeles County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo and her unionists, have deposited the first $20,000 in their bid to defeat Tenth District City Councilman Bernard Parks.
** The Clean Sweepers are on the ground within CD 4 as Ron Kaye muses why Councilman Tom LaBonge must not bombast his way for four more years.
** California Governor Moonbeam II cites Egypt as why we need to place his tax increases on the June Ballot.
Scott Johnson in CD 14