Parke, "Peace for our time" in CD 14 Campaign? Your latest mailer contradicts that notion. Plus Huizar returns dubious MTA contributions
Parke Skelton may be the reigning progressive political facade crafter of Los Angeles politics, but when it comes to political diplomacy, he ranks right up there with 20th Century Progressive British Statesman Neville Chamberlain in falsely proclaiming "peace for our time" or the time remaining in the CD 14 Campaign. But then Chamberlain was looking for actual peace while Skelton was blowing peace smoke to hide his latest political maneuverings.
More after the bloggin leap.
Skelton wasted no time in finding a plan to lower the heated vitriol that has dominated the recent campaign theatrics. first, place a call to the opposition campaign and offer a political truce. Second, don't wait for the response and signed "peace document" to announce to the likes of Downtown News "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie, Ron Kaye and "The Bloggin Maven of Choice", that both campaigns had made peace and pledge to keep the campaigning positive as note to Regardie.
Parke Skelton, a member of Huizar's campaign, wrote to say: "Both candidates agreed to forgo all negative campaigning for the duration of the campaign. (yeah, since when? At least Chamberlain came home to England with a signed document)
"This is not a 'momentary' cease fire. It is a truce". (sounds so Trujilloesque but I digress)
"Also: Trujillo was terminated literally within minutes of me seeing the email for the first time on Sunday morning -- long before it 'became public. " (Strange, Trujillo told The Bloggin Maven that he resigned, Plus its scary to note that Parke lefted "Chief Parker" unattended for 48 freakin hours with the reigns of Huizzy's Campaign).
But stop the presses or bloggin postings!! Where is the signed document Parke?
The Rudy Martinez Campaign release this statement with their "treaty conditions" around the time many in CD 14 were receiving Parke's latest hit piece on the "Badge issue".
It is in the best interest of the voters and residents of CD 14 that the City Council campaign stay focused on the issues that are important to residents and not on personal attacks.
Thereby, the two candidates for Los Angeles City Council District 14, Rudy Martinez and Jose Huizar will sign the following clean campaign pledge. In the spirit of this agreement, personal attacks are defined as any campaign communication which attacks the other candidates:
• Immediate or extended family.
• Raises questions about the other candidate’s personal life.
• Use of words or images that imply violent threats.
• Question the motivation or goodwill of the candidate’s in either running for office or in performing their public duties.
• Brings up law suits and business disputes not related to public policy issues.
• If any independent expenditure on behalf of either campaign attacks either of the candidates, the candidate shall hold the right to respond to those attacks.
...... and did Parke/Huizzy agree to this? no need to answer.
Meanwhile, some recent facts about Councilman Huizar have come to light.
First, Councilman Huizar sure loves fine dining and nights out clubing on the taxpayer dime.
Eastside Councilman Jose Huizar spent $2,845 for 13 visits to Pacific Dining Car, and $259 for a night at Elevate Lounge, a 21st-floor, DJ-driven club downtown.
And again from the LA Weekly and us at Mayor Sam, something about returning dubious MTA contributions.
In another example this week, L.A. Councilman Jose Huizar agreed to return $1,500 in contributions from two towing companies that have bid for MTA contracts. He did so after he was asked about them by the Weekly.Those contributions were discovered not by the MTA, but by the campaign of Rudy Martinez, Huizar’s opponent in the March 8 City Council race.
“These are relatively minor things that don’t get caught,” Skelton says. “When they figure it out, people return the contributions and it’s no big deal.”
Kinda like a email one doesn't see for 48 hours and a positive campaign pledge without documentation.
Scott Johnson in CD 14