"Corporate Welfare City-State of AEG LA LIVE" strikes back and reunites two "Brothers of Labor"
If one could trace back the evolutionary DNA chain of AEG L.A. LIVE frontperson/strongman Tim LIEweke, it would not surprise anyone to see it originate in the ancient Greek City-State of Sparta where training for fighting political foes was a daily part of life. Hence, AEG's strike back against Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Michael Antonovich proposed motion to oppose the AEG L.A. LIVE City-State's request for special state protection from environmental lawsuits. AEG found Supervisor Antonovich's "Athenian Political Weakness" (corruption of commerce and money in politics) and attack, in this case Antonovich's wife connection with an AEG affiliate in Shanghai, China. Thus, Supervisor Antonovich withdrew his motion pending legal consultation. (we should note that Antonovich is on firmer legal ground here in this skirmish).
AEG's aggresive tactic of countering perceived critics has bared gainful fruit for LIEweke and his boss Phillip Anshultz, witness the "political standowns" from the likes of City Attorney Carmen Trutanich, City Councilman Dennis Zine, Bill Rosendahl and lastly Paul Krekorian in recent weeks. Further, LIEweke and his AEG spartans have found numerous Athenian-like politicos to accept their financial largess on both sides of the political playing field locally and state-wide. Most audacious, AEG has gone as far to resurrect convicted politico/ union boss Martin Ludlow and reuniting him with his union brother Mayor Villar, in shilling for its expansion plans. This probably ranks as a first time that someone thrown under "the bus of Mayor Villar's self-preservation", has been brought back to political life.
But as in the case of Sparta, the "Corporate Welfare City-State of AEG L.A. LIVE" will meet the same fate as the fighting fiefdom of Greece with Tim LIEweke as its leader. Why? Even those who live in a fail third-world sanctuary city will tire of its bully neighbor someday.
Scott Johnson in CD 14