Weird "Scribeisms" at the "Old Gray Hag on Spring Street"
Second is the Times piece on Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's supposed risky gambit involving his spirited defense against redistricting efforts that would create a second "Latino Supervisory District. The Times premise is that Yaraslavsky's stance on redistricting on the county level may hurt his standing among Latinos if he were to run for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2013. Further, their premise is supposedly reinforce by comments of South Pasadena resident/ CD 14 based "political consultant" (** and lets not forget lobbyist for the controversial Vernon Power Plant) Victor Griego, with help from Supervisor Gloria Molina (who is eyeing a return to the City Council via CD 1) and MALDEF's Thomas Saenz. But move away from the talking points via the Latino political establishment, and the Times would find a robust, pluralistic Latino political culture that has moved away from the identity politics of their Brown Beret fore-bearers. Many, especially in the grass-roots are looking beyond the "failure" of Mayor Villar and are waiting to see who the final cast of candidates are as we move toward 2013. And when the time comes to make their choice, skin color will not be the paramount factor.
Scott Johnson in CD 14