Morning Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine for Friday
This especially when Republicans or Conservatives have the temerity to question the veracity/ integrity of Liberal institutions such as ACORN, President Barack "H" Obama, his paper cover-up of video-taped anti-Israel comments by Rashid Khalidi and now the James Campaign's outing of the Villar Greuel/ John Noguez Meeting.
Thus, the James Campaign should push upward in knowing that the elite insiders are growing restless in combating an increasing potent outsider campaign to return ethics to 200 Spring Street.
** LAUSD District Four School Board Member Steve Zimmer displayed an unknown passion for conviction at last night's Candidate forum with Challenger Kate Anderson. For some in El Sereno, they may ask where was Zimmer's conviction when he had the chance to close down a fail Charter School?
** CD 3 City Councilman and City Controller Candidate Dennis Zine may lead in the money race to replace the Villar Greuel, but former City Controller Laura Chick is backing the insider choice Ron Galperin.
** Just breaking this late AM, Billionaire Texan Harold Simmons has donated another $500,000 to the IE Committee in support of Kevin James. Clearly this is in response to IBEW's Boss D'Arcy support (again) of the Villar Greuel. James Campaign Consultant made this comment to the LA Weekly.
It's not clear that Simmons has much interest in the particulars of L.A. politics. Davis has pitched the James campaign to conservative donors as an opportunity to restore the Republican brand in California.
"My guess is that Harold Simmons would like to see Los Angeles improving its financial situation," said Jeff Corless, James' spokesman.
Corless also took a shot at Controller Wendy Greuel, who is receiving support from the IBEW, which represents employees of the L.A. Department of Water and Power.
"A private citizen supporting a candidate is not an issue compared to the DWP union directly supporting Wendy after she has voted for their pay increases and their pension benefit enhancements," Corless said.
At a debate on Thursday night, Greuel was asked about whether the IBEW support would influence her decisions as mayor.
"I've been an independent city controller," she said. "I've demonstrated that I'm an independent person, and no matter what I'll continue to do that."
A truly independent thinker would frown upon this latest DWP/ City Council misbehavior directed at Ratepayer Advocate Fred Pickel via this post by Ron Kaye.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Decade of Decline, DWP Ratepayer Advocate, Harold Simmons, James Rainey, Kevin James for Mayor, laura chick, LAUSD District 4 Race, OLD GRAY HAG ON SPRING STREET, ron galperin, The Villar Greuel