2014 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards
Clowncil Members, other assorted local public officials, staffers, cronies, community groupies, connected CBOs and most important, our valued loyal cyber audience of decent blogging Angelinos, its time to gather in front of your respective keyboards as we bring you the dubious best from our diverse cast of "Political Payasos y Payasas" that make up the Los Angeles Political Machine.
As a side note, some of you have inquired about the reason for our selection of the duo of former CD 1 City Councilman Ed Reyes and his "Mini Ed" Chief of Staff Jose Gardea as our new (ex) Political Ass Clown Poster Childs, this comment flashback may help ...........
Clown Councilmember Ed Reyes that is rushing now to get something done in his district after 12 years of doing nothing. This way he can leave a "legacy" at the last moment of his term. It will not work. Residents know he was a do nothing ghost.January 14, 2013 8:25 AM
That prophetic comment from last year's Political Ass Clown Awards, turned out to be an resume enhancer, which help "Density Ed" (and his fail "Mini Density Ed" Clowncil Replacement of Choice Jose Gardea) land their new gig here at Mayor Sam.
With no further ado, we open our brown bags (at 10 cents a bag thanks to Clowncil Central Committee Reigning "Nanny Spud" Paul Koretz) and present you with the 2014 Mayor Sam Political Ass Clown Awards----Scott Johnson in CD 14.
From her days as a LACCD Board of Trustee Member to her most recent role as Majority Leader of the California State Senate, no one has ever taken for granted the passion behind Gloria Romero's political causes. But a recent Los Angeles Magazine interview with LA County Labor Federation Leader Maria Elena Durazo, outed a "Personal Nine Year Passion of Love (or Lust)" that Romero shared with Durazo's late husband, ground-breaking Latino Labor Leader Miguel Contreras. Sadly for Romero, who has been front and center in recent Public Education Reform (by her support of Charter Schools and the "Parent Trigger Law"), the "Tontos" of the Los Angeles Political Machine will find more political forgiveness than she will ever get for being "The Other Women", that busted the "Union of Fidelity" between the late Contreras and his politically powerful widow Durazo.
The Year of 2013 will go down in local history as a 365 Day Cycle of Dubious Special Interest Behavior for the "University of Scandalous Conduct" (aka USC). Being students of Western Culture, we ponder how the citizens of the ancient City-State of Troy would respond if a politically-connected Four Year Community College (on Figueroa) within its walls, attempted to gain control over the City-State's Coliseum (via an illegal public backroom deal) and proposed cutting a road through its historic Green Space? Some day willing, a aspiring author will write the local "Iliad" of the downfall of a corrupted Special Interest incarnation of the "South Central City-State of Troy" (on Figueroa).
When your campaign for Mayor of USA's second-largest city, exposes you for being City Controller Wendy "Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Magic Johnson, LAUSD Former School Board President Monica Gorda Boo Boo Garcia, CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar, UFLAC, SEIU, LA County Labor Federation, PPL, Impeached Ex President Bill Clinton, Bankrupted Ex Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt, LA County Board of Supervisor Gloria Molina Boo Boo, Ex Failure Mayor Antonio Villar, and most important, IBEW/DWP Boss D'Arcy's Call Greuel of Choice", enough said.
Contrary to the thoughts of a local State Officeholder, this blogger does not always fixate himself on the cynical follies of our political community, that because there was a time when that "State Officeholder" was more assessable than the current local City Clowncil Central Committee Member. That said, the once favorable opinion (and thoughts that he could better represent the community someday in the same City Clowncil Central Committee capacity), has given way to today's cynical thought (reinforce by his recent dubious disclosures in the State Senator Ron Calderon's FBI Affidavit), that State Senator Kevin De Leon will never reach the pinnacle of power, unlike his San Diego childhood chum, former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.
Its the fifth day of 2014 and somewhere there is a certain San Fernando Valley CD 2/7 Political Family not receiving a public paycheck. Matter of fact, the Political Papi AlarCON and current wife, are awaiting another day in court as the LA County District Attorney licks its prosecutorial chops in pursuing its residency fraud case against the duo. Meanwhile, Lush Daughter AlarCON, has gone to ground in the aftermath of her San Bernardino DUI Conviction and the Former Public Works Commission President's stored City Hall Child Neglect Episode. BTW, we wonder if she is still in contact with "Tony"?
Lastly, is there any other two-term LA "Failure Mayor" in recent times, deserving of the first ever Mayor Sam Political Ass Payaso Emeritus Award than Antonio Villar? The claim to legacy via this dubious honor will continue to grow as the fiscal and political bills come due in the near future ahead (think the bill for employee pay raises and deferred LAPD overtime). But the toll of the Reign of Failure Mayor Villar, on the City of Los Angeles access in Sacramento (controlled by Governor Moonbeam II) and Washington D.C. (controlled by a Republican Congress and President Obama), may have an adverse impact on a city still searching for an economic renewal. The fact that the former City Terrace Native fail to gain a foothold on the state or national political stage, and is merely subsisting on B-level jobs offerings (Herbalife, teaching gig at the "University of Scandalous Conduct"), should be reason enough to anoint the former motivation for the "LA Antonio Times Era", a resounding Political FAILURE.
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14