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Friday, June 22, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Mayoral 2013 Election Machine for TGIF

Its getaway Friday! (at least for this blogger)
Great TGIF to everyone as the gear is packed for a Santa Barbara Getaway Weekend. Buit there is no getting away from the 2013 Mayoral Campaign as polls, Op-eds, and interviews of the candidates have been prominent in this week's news cycle, some samplings.
** As we noted earlier this week, the shadow of Zev looms over the latest poll conducted by the Los Angeles County Young Democrats. More Surprising was that 7% of the socialists in training felt that Republican Kevin James was the best candidate. That would constitute the "SINO wing" of the young democrats.
2013 Mayoral Candidate Kevin James
James had an excellent run of coverage in this week's news cycle with a book ending interview and Op-ed respectively in the Downtown News and Huffington Post. In the Monday interview with Downtown News Editor and Scribe of Wit Jon Regardie, the Scribe of Wit had this observation of James.

James presents himself well — during our meeting he’s got a conservative gray suit and a silver and black tie that reminds me of the Oakland Raiders’ color scheme. On his lapel is the American flag pin I noticed a few weeks before when I saw him at an L.A. Live breakfast with officials from the Police Protective League. His radio years have made him a persuasive though occasionally long-winded speaker. He has the potential to do damage once the mayoral debates begin.

In the Huffington Post Op-ed, James has listed various critiques regarding the work performance of City Controller and fellow Mayoral Candidate Wendy "The Valley Greuel". Among them .....

In December 2011, in response to Greuel's audit of the L.A. Housing AuthorityLA Weeklyreporter Simone Wilson pointed out that Greuel was "late to the party" adding that "it's been almost a year since local station KCET first revealed rampant credit-card misuse by former HACLA CEO Rudy Montiel. And it's almost two weeks since KCET dropped the second half of its two-part HACLA investigation on similar overspending by his underlings, again scooping the vast majority of Greuel's work." LA Weekly adds that "it's a little pathetic for her to equate her powerlessness with that of a brushed-off L.A. reporter -- when in the end, it's the City Controller's job to duck under the media tape and kick some executive ass." 

.... just a thought, but when is "The Valley Greuel" going to audit all the various City Clowncil Central Committee's Discretionary Funds?

** And lastly for 2013 Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti, he may want to invest time in the art of answering questions directly. This in light of Ron Kaye written missive .... with video proof of his proclivity to "Defend, Deny and Deflect".

Happy Weekend!!
Scott Johnson Santa Barbara bound.

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

Cruel gruel...another Broadside....hitch hiker looking to fill the red shoes of starless villar and awaiting to be annoited by roman riordan 1% tribe who care nothing about the future of los angelenos...dismantle the middle class...destroy unions...privatize public schools...and feed the masses the message of its an economic down turn. So, we blame teachers, police, fire fighters and public employees for our debt not Wall Street Main Street Centers of asking for welfare benefits in the form of tax breaks and skirting laws to advance their private business interests...real oligargy democracy...take a closer look at the other two men.

June 23, 2012 8:37 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy will be the Carmen T of this race.

June 23, 2012 10:50 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wendy does not have my vote for Mayor. As comptroller she refused to investigate several issues because they were tied to Jose Huizar and other City Council members. Mayor too. Oh well....

June 23, 2012 12:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Windy shrewd and cruel is afraid of the wrath of latino tribe since she has yet to get their blessing which she has cultivated via her extreme exercise as con (comp)troller not to step on villar starlet red shoes. She'll do a Brian Johnson third in command finish when voters see through her veneer she is another -Broad's piece of art, Riordan's and Inc.'s wannabe man alcalde and reformed Democrat pushing for education reform....next you will see a letter from the likes of Gloria Romero saying how much they went against the establishment...get real...my bet is on Zev or Garcettii...

June 23, 2012 2:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gruel is going to do more cover up work now that Tony went against a unanimous vote from his pension board. What does he have to hide? What would the new executive director discover? Huizar and Housing Authority disabled access funds; Villar and the public pension fund - Shallman will have no defense for these black marks. I wonder if Gruel is as hopeful as Watanabe or Sanchez or Trutanich - Tony is the kiss of death these days.

June 23, 2012 8:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gruel is bad news, just ask the people she stabbed in the back in CD2. We will never forget her trying to shove Chris Essel down our throat.

June 24, 2012 12:06 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Huizar must be as nervous as an Arizona Mexican right now - http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0625-housing-official-20120625,0,5287656.story - If this guy ran away to another country to escape a prison sentence, don't you think he will be singing to get a lower sentence. I wonder if Gustavo is packed to make a run to Zacatecas.

June 25, 2012 8:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I seem to remember the LA Times article announcing that Wendy Greuel was going to investigate whether there was criminality when Los Angeles Community College District hired its inspector general. State Controller John Chiang issued a report that there may have been criminal violations by LACCD officials in hiring an unqualified candidate in violation of contracting regulations. I wonder how come Greuel never did that investigation after announcing it in the LA Times?

June 25, 2012 8:37 AM  

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