It could not get worse, Tuesday, for Councilman Jose Huizar. How could such awful things happen to a Princeton educated nice guy?
It started off as a good day with Huziar Campaign Flacker and former Mayor Sam blogger, Mike "MEAT" Trujillo rushing to his laptop "I gotta email Mayor Sam! I gotta email Mayor Sam!" to send us results of a poll showing the Councilman, who friends more affectionately call "The Godfather," was far and away ahead of his opponent, Rudy Martinez. Problem is, however, the poll was paid for by the Huizar camp; blogger Tony Butka had previously noted how the polling effort was bunk.
In the meantime however Weezy got somewhat of a boost, not from the 80 FAKE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCHES but from none other than the purveyor of Street Hasslin' Democratic agitprop who was all over how great Jose is doing and somehow figured that was worth a shot at this blog as well as the LA Weekly. Huh?
But it does go bad for Jose and gets even more entertaining for Mayor Sam readers. The ever sharp, sometimes snarky and always honest Latino Politics Blog was all over Huizar for his "Godfather" photo noting "Huizar likes to play fantasy, first dressing up as a charro, and now displaying this Godfather image in his office."
But it gets more fun for bloggin' dum dums. Huizar, so upset at being made fun of, apparently posts a comment himself on the blog claiming none of it is true and that LPB failed to take any phone calls from him or his staff. (We know about those phone calls. This post here got us one of those "Jose wants to talk to you" text messages. Go away. Do your job.) The brains behind LPB respectfully tells Huizar to pound sand but does offer him a forum to discuss his role in the CLARTS scandal. Hello? Weezy?
Final note for Huizar: Staff turnover in his Council Office is higher than that of McDonalds. Maybe they wanted fries with that?
In other fun stuff...
Tutor Perini, the company that employs the lady love of Councilman Dennis Zine saw itself lose once again the opportunity for a major construction contract at LAX. Even though Zine opted out of the discussion for ethical reasons, usual suspects Jan Perry, Ed Reyes, Tony Cardenas and Richard Alarcon (who has received a sizable contribution to his stay out of jail fund from the owner of Tutor Perini) were amongst those who voted against airport staff who said Tutor's bid was simply inadequate and cost more than winning bidder, Clark/McCarthy. To his credit, Councilmember Tom LaBonge voted against Zine's sweetheart saying the Council should "have faith in our departments that do the work." In this case, looks like the process, worked. Kudos to the Council.
Bad news for school board member Tamar Galatzan. The Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley has endorsed good guy, Louis Pugliese, for her seat in this spring's election. Maybe Tamar regrets running for CD2 now?
Citywatch says that LA's "Golden days are gone." Why? LA is last in education.
All six candidates for the 12th District Council seat being vacated by Greig Smith will debate before the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council tonight at 7pm.
An Italian immigrant who lives in City Hall is so fed up with potholes in America's Finest City he's doing something about it. Primo Vannicelli takes his own bucket of cement and fills them in with the hope at least a few axles will be saved.
Candidate for Los Angeles District Attorney Alan Jackson announced he has already raised over $100,000 for his race in 2012. This puts Jackson well ahead of any other candidates and should scare off a few comers.
And finally this is a good day in America: ousted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turns over the gavel to Speaker John Boehner. No word on if she has to give back the giant gavel and her feces eating grin she wielded the day she rammed through Obamacare.
Labels: alan jackson, cd12, CLARTS Fund, dennis zine, john boehner, Jose Huizar, latino politics blog, louis pugliese, michael trujillo, Nancy Pelosi, potholes, Richard Alarcon, tom labonge, Tony Butka