Is Downtown News Jon Regardie "Going the Maeve Reston Route" on 2013 Mayoral Election?
He joins a field of political and business leaders that is expected to get crowded and competitive. City Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilwoman Jan Perry have already filed papers to run for mayor, as has KRLA radio host Kevin James. City Council President Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Rick Caruso have also mused publicly about entering the race.
Memo to Downtown News Executive Editor and noted "Scribe of Wit" Jon Regardie, did you take a blow to the head on the basketball court somewhere recently?
My paramount concern and puzzlement over your current mental status stems from this passage in your most recent story on the Downtown LA insiders "political flav of the moment" First Deputy Mayor Austin Buetner (rings like the first dean of students who kicked Tony Villar out of school, the first time).
To refresh your witty mind my friend, you noted these current and possible candidates to succeed "Anvil" in 2013. Pause as I channel CD 14 cut and pasting in posting the pertinent paragraph.
He (Buetner) joins a field of political and business leaders that is expected to get crowded and competitive. City Controller Wendy Greuel and Councilwoman Jan Perry have already filed papers to run for mayor. City Council President Eric Garcetti, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, state Sen. Alex Padilla and Rick Caruso have also mused publicly about entering the race. Jon, missing somebody from your list of names? (hint, kinda rhymes with names).
As an LAUSD survivor, I present the following multiple choice selection that include the missing declared candidate, who by the way has $500,000 in pledge contributions. They are the following,
A. Zuma Dogg
B. Phil Jennerjahn
C. KRLA Talk Radio Host Kevin James
D. Lu "Evita" Parkervillar
Not being one to find conspiracies lurking within the cut and paste recesses of CD 14, the deserted catacombs of the Old Gray Hag on Spring Street or within the pages of the Downtown News for that matter. I want to give you the benefit of the doubt that your momentary lapses in not listing Kevin James as one of the declared candidates for third floor office space at 200 Spring Street, was only that.
But beware of some in the local political bloggersphere who may fathom thoughts of you a being a secret member of some elitist downtown cabal that sees Buetner as their new political rainmaker. After all, you do a good enough job of assembling fact and transforming them into witty prose, than to rely on some politically-out-of-touch Times writer to regurgitate names of mayoral wannabees.
In closing friend, you and I can relate to chance whacks on the hardwood, after all look what one concussion on the basketball court has done for my spollin and grammer abilities.
Scott Johnson in CD 14