TGIF Briefs on the Los Angeles Political Machine
Johnson’s “relationship qualification” came in really handy when he was a no-show at the LA County Democratic Party meeting and Supervisor Ridley-Thomas spoke for him! But wait, that wasn’t the first time a Ridley-Thomas appeared for their candidate. When the LAUSD held its forum for school board candidates the other day, it invited all seven candidates, but only Rachel Johnson and McKenna showed up. But wait: The group was shocked when Assemblyman Ridley-Thomas was allowed to answer questions for Alex Johnson, who was supposedly on his way but never arrived. So, my question is this: If Alex Johnson wins, who will really be in that 1st District school board seat? Mark Ridley-Thomas or Sebastian Ridley-Thomas?
.........., that was one damned, politically-lethal Soulvine WMD!!
** WTH!! Mayor Eric Garcetti is going Hardball on DWP/IBEW Strongman Brian "D'Arcy Rizzo" ....., by having his Legal Counsel Rich Llewellyn, file a lawsuit seeking disclosure of fiscal documentation pertaining to the Joint Job Safety and Training Institutes respectively.
** If you buy into LA Weakly Blogger's Dennis Romero-Huizar's premise that Mayor Garcetti is using enhance enforcement of parking regulations to raise upwards of $3 Million dollars to offset a projected short fall in the General Fund, then we have this link to a previous Romero-Huizar missive about a "Bullet between the Eyes Email" being no big deal ........, unless refuted by a follow-up via your own editor.
** The Eastern Group Publications Denise Martinez keyboards an excellent missive on the recent LA County Sheriff Candidate Forum in Boyle Heights. We excerpt this comment from Candidate Paul Tanaka .......
“The boss sets the tone,” said Tanaka, who worked alongside Baca before leaving the department. “It’s putting people in key places and holding them accountable.”
........, and judging from his past record, Tanaka (and crew) knows how to "flash that tone".
** Lastly ......................, Where is Joe Cano?