It would be so easy to explain away the mayor's historical thin-skiness to his time sensitive pursuit of a political legacy that is not predicated on past covers of Los Angeles Magazine. Just recently, according to the LA Weekly, Mayor Villar had his first "MTA Flipout/Walkout Episode" when Hollywood longtime MTA observer John Walsh "ranted" about extramarital affairs at a recent meeting. Thus, is it safe to say that discussions of sexual metaphors triggers some latent past life episodes within the "Inner Tony"?
The Mayor Sam Blog since its inception has seen many comments about the alleged past of the former City Terrace resident. From his former school days as a child at the Santa Teresita Parish, through his mom's second marriage, with stops at Roosevelt High School, UCLA, Sacramento, Cadiz , a blink in CD 14 and his current waning time on the Third Floor, tales of Villar's past have been fodder for the "cut and paste cyber gallery". But one story stands out in wake of yeasterday's "flip-out".
According to a well-known and respected source, during the 2001 Mayoral Campaign, then candidate for mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was confronted by a family member of a young lady from a high school pictured above. What allegedly took place in the youth of Tony Villar involving a Lincoln Heights Sacred Heart student has been the subject of speculation (and comments here at Mayor Sam) for decades. But many in the activist community strongly believe that something did happen. (** as noted in the comments posted after the jump). It should be noted that the likes of Journalist Tony Castro have debunked the myths crafted by the likes of Consultant Parke Skelton of Antonio's past, which included his mother's second marriage and father's decades of well-being. But as witness with yesterday's flip-out, certains words are sometime the key to a painful flashback, which only a certain Antonio Ramon Villar can elaborate on if true.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
** Comment after the jump ...........
....... and this from a previous Mayor Sam post.
4. At age 15, Antonio volunteered for the first grape boycott initiated by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez. ----At 15 he also fathered his first child when he knocked up that girl from Sacred Heart high school. After the girl's father took him to court to prove who was the father, Tony showed up with his friends to falsely testify that they had thrown a train on her - the father, shamed, gave up his business and moved the family to Fresno - the child was given up for adoption.
Labels: mayor antonio villaraigosa, mta, Supervisor Michael Antonovich