"Westside Business White Guy" blasts "The Pandering Villar Greuel"
L.A.'s City Controller continues to be the most disappointing candidate in the mayor's race. In desperately seeking the support of public unions, she is exhibiting zero backbone or vision - just obnoxious brown-nosing. Here she is taking shots at City Councilman Eric Garcetti during a closed-door meeting of union workers (as reported by the LAT's Dave Zahniser:)
Regarding her ceaseless pandering to SEIU 721.
First off, what is she and Garcetti doing at a closed-door anything? Didn't she learn from Mitt Romney's 47 percent fiasco that voters aren't that thrilled at candidates trying to curry favor in private, especially when the audience has such a large stake in the race? (Jan Perry should be pooling her nickels for 30-second spots on the back-room shenanigans.) And that bit about layoffs - it's disingenuous bullshit. Truth is, the Council almost never lays people off. Elimination of vacant positions - yes. But it's extremely rare that an L.A. city worker doesn't have an opportunity to be transferred to another department. That's one of the dirty little secrets about how the city is run. So let's cut the sanctimonious crap about walking the walk, shall we? By contrast, Garcetti was positively statesmanlike in laying out the city's fiscal troubles - much of which are the result of out-of-control pension and health care costs. (By the way, the union didn't even bother inviting the three other candidates.) Now it's true that both candidates really need labor support in the March election. The question is at what cost - not only to the rest of their base of support, but to their integrity. This race is making me nauseous.
Could the Villar Greuel lose West LA? More later ..............
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Scott Johnson in CD 14