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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto's "Temper Tantrum" over Controller's Stop Payments

The "Infant Assemblyman" lets go big time in press release below.
Dedicated to the Infant Assemblyman by an 43rd AD Political Observer.
The petulant, stay at mom's Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto was none too happy with California Controller John Chiang's action to follow the rule of the law and stop payments to legislators who fail to pass a final budget. In the press release below, the 43rd AD Assemblyman shows his true "political age". Read Gatto's infant scree after the jump.

** EVENING UPDATE: KFI's "John and Ken" give the "Infant Assemblyman" some "Boo Hoo Love". The "Infant Assemblyman" takes his Boo Hoo Rants to the "Which Way LA" airwaves.

Comments in (bold).
From: Wilson, Rodney [mailto:Rodney.Wilson@asm.ca.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 12:39 PM
To: Wilson, Rodney
Subject: Press Release: Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Statement on John Chiang's Decision Not to Pay Legislature   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          CONTACT: John Ferrera (916)319-2043June 21, 2011 
Assemblyman Mike Gatto's Statement on John Chiang's Decision Not to Pay Legislature Sacramento, CA—Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on John Chiang's decision not to pay the legislature.(More like rant of an infant) 
"Our state government right now reminds me of a troop of boys lost in the wilderness. The goal is to get back to civilization, but the Governor seems hell-bent on forcing four people to take his chosen path, while John Chiang just wants to sit there and beat up on the unpopular kids. (One has visions of Mike, "Duhio" and Chahe wandering the political wilderness of AD 43). 
It's always been an easy move to bash the disliked – but the truth is that such demagoguery is rapidly becoming cliché, and does nothing to move the state forward.(Reminds me of the Gatto Truthers) 
Many of us have chosen to make the difficult decisions this year – cutting programs and raising revenue – even though those are unpopular decisions. The Legislature has proposed and passed not one, but two full budgets this year – two paths out of the wilderness – that were based on the nonpartisan LAO's recommendations.(Kinda like the difficult decision to shake Chahe's hand)  
The Controller should stop checking the Legislature's approval rating and propose an alternative if he is going to behave this way. I halted a fulfilling private sector career path to enter public service. I now have to explain to my wife and daughter that we won't be able to pay the bills because a politician chose to grandstand at our expense.(From the guy who panders to parents of the mentally disabled and lives with mom)  
California has officially degenerated into a Banana Republic, with one branch of government withholding the pay of another.  I wonder if the Controller plans on withholding the pay of judges if he disagrees with one of their decisions." (Oh please stop! Enough jumping up and down!) 
Mike Gatto is the Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore of the California State Assembly.  He represents the cities of BurbankGlendale, and parts of Los Angeles, including Los Feliz, North HollywoodSilver LakeToluca LakeValley Glen, and Van Nuys.  Website of Assemblyman Mike Gatto: www.asm.ca.gov/gatto #  #  #
Your thoughts on "Lil Mikey's" rant.
Scott Johnson in AD 45


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Fantastic, what an idiot Gatto is.

June 21, 2011 4:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Great song Red Spot. Been laughing for the last five minutes.

June 21, 2011 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

How long before he is bitch slapped by John Chiang?

June 21, 2011 4:33 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:


Last I saw Mike Gatto wasn't headed to the poorhouse.

Is he serious?

Congrats to Jerry Brown and John Chiang for putting the law above party.

June 21, 2011 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What an idiot, John Chiang is one of the most popular Democrats in California and this moron picks a fight with him and the Governor.

June 21, 2011 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I heard Gatto was rich, so what is he crying about?

June 21, 2011 4:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey "Citizen Jounalist"-

If you were more honest in your posts, maybe you could have DONE something about Gatto or Huizar.

You have squandered what little credibility you ever had, that "noone" believes you when you write anymore.

Remember all the false things you wrote about Gatto that you had to apologize and Higby deleted it all? It's things like that that kept you from getting someone else elected.


June 21, 2011 4:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"an 43rd AD Political Observer"


June 21, 2011 4:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"the rule of the law"


June 21, 2011 4:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Rule 1-

Dont start a war you can not win.

Rule 2-

Dont start a war you can not win with people stronger than you.

Rule 3-

Dont start a war you can not win with people stronger than you when the people are not on your side.

Gatto: Italian for shit head.

June 21, 2011 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Always loved that song.

June 21, 2011 4:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Let's hope Chiang is recruiting someone to primary Gatto right now.

June 21, 2011 4:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

He gets any stupider and he will get elected to the State Senate.

June 21, 2011 4:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto reminds me of Jay and Silent Bob wanting their "f-ing movie check"

June 21, 2011 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Chiang can crush him like a bug.

June 21, 2011 4:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ella is too good to be wasted on a Gatto post.

June 21, 2011 4:52 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The guy is a genius, pick a fight with the Controller and the Governor in one press release.

And I thought Mike Davis was the dumbest one up there.

June 21, 2011 4:57 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You would think he would have put away a lot of money by living in his Mom's house for the past twenty years.

June 21, 2011 5:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This can't be real. Mike is a pretty smart guy.

June 21, 2011 5:01 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cry over your pay and then vote against the Dream Act a year before running for office in a Latino seat. The guy is Karl Rove and James Carville rolled into one.

June 21, 2011 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"California has officially degenerated into a Banana Republic,"

And how long did it take for you to notice that?

June 21, 2011 5:07 PM  

Anonymous Alice said:

I am ashamed to say that Boo Baby Gatto is my assemblyman from the 43 rd district. The statement is insulting to folks like me saving my pennies and trying to make ends meet. If Gatto can't plan his own family budget to live without a paycheck or two then he's useless with CA's budget mess. Call Gatto office 818 558 3043 like I did to complain. I also called John Chiang at 916 445 2636 to thank him!

June 21, 2011 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

John Chiang for President.

June 21, 2011 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Some one should take this guy on in the primary.

June 21, 2011 5:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Gatto the only Assemblyman to send out a press release on this topic today? If so, this would be doubly funny.

June 21, 2011 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like Council District 2's gain has been the 43rd Assembly district's loss.

June 21, 2011 5:27 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto supported the prop for a majority vote budget with no pay if one wasn't passed on time. He knew the possible consequences, but he underestimated Brown's and Chiang's consciences. Even they could not ignore the frivolous attempt at budgeting by Gatto and his pals.
His press release will come back to haunt him in the next primary. Serves him right.

June 21, 2011 6:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What a steaming pile. Gatto has been slavering for a elected office for 20 years, he was thrilled to leave actual work as a lawyer.

As for explaining to his daughter, she does not know colors yet, the kid is barely a year old. This is just self pity on Gotto's part, and ugly it is, too, dragging his kid into this.

Gotto knew, everybody knew that that budget did not meet the requirements of the law. But his boss Big John told him to write a sniviling press release, and Gotto knows which teat to suck.

Beside all that, Gatto is going to have a lot more to explain to his wife than a few missed paychecks, I'd be guessing.

June 21, 2011 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto voted for Cedillo's AB 353...8 CONSCIENTIOUS assembly members voted NO, 55 yes votes, and 17 sat on the fence...shame on those who abstained..once the Senate passes AB 353, then poor El Sereno will succumb to So. Pasadena's SR 710 Extension whims....Let's hear it for the

June 21, 2011 7:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I wonder what the thousands of people in his district with work for the past few years think about Gatto's tantrum.

June 21, 2011 8:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Imagine missing a pay check, no American's have experienced that any time during the last few years.

Gatto deserves to live off unemployment checks for a few months to understand what the hell is going on in our communities.

Childish idiot.

June 21, 2011 8:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If John Chaing just pisses on Gatto his political career is over.

June 21, 2011 8:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it not part of John Perez job to tell stupid members to shut the fuck up and not the communicate with the press?

June 21, 2011 10:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Ohhh poor Gatto, missing a check. I guess no hair gel for this week.

June 21, 2011 10:07 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Brilliant move by the boy legislator. This would not have happened 20 years ago.

June 21, 2011 11:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Stupid move by a stupid politician.

June 21, 2011 11:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

As a conservative Republican, all I can say is, "Thank you John Chiang. Good work." As for Mike Gatto. Is he seriously explaining to his daughter how he can't pay the bills? Keep in mind that his daughter is only 15 month old so if he's doing that, there's a reason he's no longer in the private sector. Perhaps he's taking tantrum lessons from her though. Poor baby. I work my rear off just to make a fraction of what he makes in this current economy and I don't have a per deim, car allowance or an office staff paid for by someone else. Must be rough. Welcome to the life SO many Californians find themselves in Assemblyman. It's about time you all felt a pinch up in Sacramento. Most of us have been dealing with it for YEARS now.

June 22, 2011 12:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is Gatto Italian for cat or pussy?

What a stupid ass press release. Do you really think he is going to sit his one year daughter down and tell her about the bills?!! And he is claiming that Chiang is grandstanding? At least Chiang has the decency not to bring his children into play.

This is somehow fitting for people who never finish what they start. John Perez and Mike Gatto never finished UC Berkely - if they had maybe would know how to finish a budget. Nobody begged you to leave your private sector "fulfilling" job Mike, why don't you go back and maybe you can hire Perez as your " go-for" - afterall he is love with you and you do lead him on.

June 22, 2011 6:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Is it true that "docked" pay means they will never get it back? That there is no retroactive pay when the budget does pass. This is too good to be true.

June 22, 2011 6:34 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

6:34 that is a very good question. We need to follow that up.

June 22, 2011 8:58 AM  

Anonymous Patricia said:

I like John Chiang. He had the guts to stand up to Schwarzenegger. I hope he runs for Governor next time around.

June 22, 2011 9:16 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"won't be able to pay the bills". Gatto makes $95,291 a year. what an IDIOT.

What about the 85% of californians who make less than that. We're supposed to empathize with him?

June 22, 2011 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This douch bag has got to go, please some one take him on in the primary. Getting rid of Gatto might be the only thing that can bring both parties to work together.

June 22, 2011 10:08 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I think it is time for Dushbagio Frommer to take Gatto to the woodshed. Pappy cant be very pleased by all this.

June 22, 2011 10:15 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

From Wikipedia

Personal life

"Gatto is married to Danielle, a former Miss Orange County and summa cum laude graduate of UCLA. They reside in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and have one daughter, Elliana Vivienne, who was born in March 2010."

So Gatto is trying to explain his political dispute with the Controller and the Governor to a 15 month old child?

How would that work? amazingly stupid.

June 22, 2011 10:20 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Next up on Meet the Press: Mike Gatto's 15 month old daughter on the California Budget crisis.

June 22, 2011 12:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You should have heard Crybaby Gatto on KNX last night. He came across really badly. Don't know if anyone can get a hold of the audio, but it's a great listen.

June 22, 2011 1:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mike Gatto is my elected official? I was appalled when I heard this douche bags comments, considering the economic crisis in which many Californian's find themselves in. This guy needs to go asap.

June 22, 2011 5:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This guy is a moron. Small vocabulary. He puts his foot in his mouth every time he tries to use a big word. Gets the usage all wrong. It's funny to hear him speak.

January 14, 2015 9:30 PM  

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