We (and so should UTLA) wonder what the alleged "John" behind wife's Lani Shallman's "West Coast Public Affairs Consulting Company", thinks about the racist, repugnant Hit Piece directed at LAUSD School Board District Five Member Bennett Kayser?
John (husband) to Lani (wife) Shallman: "Lani, I get a tingling sensation up and down my leg when you go negative (allegedly)".
The repugnant campaign consulting craft of exploiting racial divisions for political gain.
As on any given Friday (especially during a political campaign), expect a dropping of the bad into the News Cycle ......., and this Act of Gutter Politics pictured above, personifies that.
The condemnation of the mailer, even included one of the candidates listed as supporting, current LAUSC School Board District One Member George McKenna (besides McKenna and Rodriguez, the mailer's also express support for District Three and Seven Board Members Tamar Galatzan and Richard Vladovic respectively).
“I am unequivocally opposed to it,” he said, adding that he has in fact endorsed Kayser. Friday morning, he issued a statement calling the flyer “racially inflammatory” and asking the group to withdraw its support of him.
But as the condemnation of the mailer grows, we took time to review the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission Web Page, seeking to ascertain who the so called "The Parent Teacher Alliance", with major funding provided by the California Charter School Association (CCSA), commissioned to produce the mailer ........., and the answer may prompt an inconvenient episode for Kayser's Number One Supporter, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA).
Ethics Commission records show that Encino-based "West Coast Public Affairs", charged a total of $55,424.40 for three mailers
, attacking Board Member Kayser, including the $16,302 cost of producing the mailer in question
If the name of the Encino-based "West Coast Public Affairs" sounds bloggin familiar, it should
(and probably is to certain state and federal tax officials). The firm shares the same address and phone number
........., as John Shallman Communications
. A quick link to the Client List of Shallman Communications, will find recent, past reference to work
with UTLA-supported Board Members, such as the late Margueritte LaMotte, along with current Board Members Steve Zimmer ........., and BENNETT KAYSER.
Thus, in knowingly exposing myself to another "Cease and Desist Rant" from Shallman's Attorney
, it seems that the "Private Citizen/Campaign Consultant John Shallman (whoops!! meant wife Lani), is placing the accumulation of revenue paramount, again (via over-inflated billing, allegedly
), over her (or is it husband's?), supposed democratic leanings and loyalty to past clients ........, but then there are some past tax liens that may still be outstanding
Your thoughts ..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: 2015 LAUSD School Board District Five Campaign, Bennett Kayser, CCSA, John and Lani Shallman, Parent Teacher Partnership, utla, West Coast Public Affair