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Monday, July 16, 2012

Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Monday

CD 1 City Councilman Ed "Density" Reyes.

Will CD 1 City Councilman Ed "Density" Reyes "give himself in" on the true motive for his new found crusade against the proposed Chinatown "Mini Walmart Supermarket"?

Not content to acquiesce to the Planning Committee decision that would allow the propose market to move forward, "Density Ed" now will take his "Mini Walmart" crusade to the City Council  PLUM Committee. We have no doubt that PLUM members Paul Krekorian and Jose Huizar will join colleague "Density Ed" in moving the "Mini Walmart" crusade to the horseshoe for a floor vote.

That said, we are left to ponder this, why would "Density Ed" rile against the evil "Mini Walmart" while corporate, non union 7 Elevens are replacing community beloved small businesses throughout his district? Maybe in Density Ed's convoluted thought process, its more acceptable to grow corporate, non union cheap beer and wine outlets (at the expense of established small businesses) than allow mini-supermarkets with fresh food? But then we would be giving Density Ed too much credit if his crusade against "Mini Walmart" was base upon public policy.

Follow along as we conduct an exercise in political deductive reasoning. First, Density Ed is termed out in 2013 and wants his Chief of Staff Jose Gardea to continue the "Density Ed Way" in CD 1. Second, "Density Ed" and staff spent large amount of time supporting the latest union-backed carpetbagger Jimmy "PACman" Gomez for the 51st Assembly District seat. Third, its an open secret that many politicos who endorsed "PACman" have an "understanding" that union PAC money will flow to their respective campaigns, for their support of  "PACman's" political ambitions..

Thus, what is good for the political future of "Density Ed", his Chief of Staff Jose Gardea and Jimmy "PACman" Gomez, have found common ground in a crusade against a mini-supermarket.


** As the Downtown News reflects upon the golden era of downtown leadership within City Councilwoman Jan Perry's CD 9, we have this words of advise in the form of two numbers for CD 14 newest constituents, "3 and 5". "Three" is for your absolute loyalty to your new city councilperson.. "Five" is for the level of influence, if you can turn out the contributions and votes in that order, then your phone call actually will get returned before the next weekly Friday email blast.

** KCBS/KCAL Investigative Reporter David Goldstein strikes again and Mayor Antonio Villar is minus a IT General Manager. But as we get ever nearer to the end of the "Reign of Villar, when will the staffers start jumping ship in search of future political employment as Rick Orlov highlights in today's "Tipoff Column"?

** Lastly, we have video of a certain political figure who showcases the fine art of political narcissism in the form of a mea culpa before members of the cloth. But while forgiveness may be a virtue to those spreading the word of God, the local political community is full of those who act god-like without virtues, especially when it comes to political forgiveness.

Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14           

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