Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Thursday
Longtime observers of your various political incarnations will agree that enabling favors for your political friends, commonly result in material gain for yourself.
Whether it was Cadiz's Keith Brackpool who gave you a consulting gig at the end of your days as Assembly Speaker, former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt who made you his box seat buddy, or AEG who granted you free tickets that led to ethics fines, you have always found ways to benefit off your enabling pursuits, that reaps riches for your exclusive friends.
Thus, it would come as no surprise that your reluctance to out AEG intentions, will surely have some future benefit for you beyond July 1, 2013, just how is up to you to ethically disclose now.
MS. TRACI SAVAGE DURING HER OPENING REMARKS PROUDLY INTRODUCED HER MOTHER JUDY SAVAGE SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE,MENTIONING THAT JUDY RAN A SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN’S TALENT AGENCY FOR MANY YEARS LOCATED NEAR THE SITE OF TONIGHT’S DEBATE ON VINE STREET.SHORTLY THEREAFTER ,WHEN COUNCILMAN GARCETTI’S TURN TO FIRST ADDRESS THE DEBATE AUDIENCE ARRIVED, THE L.A. CITY COUNCILMAN AND CURRENT MAYORAL CANDIDATE QUICKLY WANDERED OFF TOPIC TO INFORM THE PUBLIC AND THE ASSEMBLED MEDIA THAT TRACI SAVAGE’S MOTHER HAD ACTUALLY BEEN HIS TALENT AGENT FOR A TIME DURING ERIC’S CHILD ACTING DAYS.THEN ERIC ADDED IN A POOR ATTEMPT AT SUPPOSED HUMOR THAT TRACI SAVAGE’S MOTHER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR NEVER GETTING HIM A JOB , CAUSING HER PROUD DAUGHTER TO FLINCH NOTICEABLY AT THE PODIUM ON STAGE DUE TO THIS INSENSITIVE REMARK.
May we dare say that Garcetti has not master the art of stand up comedy?
** If you are in the mood for "spontaneous political theater" this evening, then Ron Kaye has just the right event for you.
Don’t miss this chance to be part of an historic moment tonight when constituents and challengers pop the question to Assemblyman Bob “2JobBob” Blumenfield:Which job, Bob, State Assembly or City Council?Be on hand for the festivities at Canoga Park’s ArtRageous Art Walk where Blumenfield — Assembly Budget chairman and architect of the last four disastrous California budgets — is holding what he calls “Sidewalk Office” hours to turn a community cultural event into a political theater for himself.2JobBob plans to meet and greet constituents from 6 to 8 p.m. at 7248 Owensmouth Ave., the mid-point of the event on Sherman Way between Topanga and Canoga.
Something tells me that "2JobBob" may practice the art form of dodging tonight.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14