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Thursday, February 10, 2005

Now Batting 4th in the Order - Hertzberg

Monday Hahn, Tuesday Antonio, Wednesday Parks, and now Thursday Hertzberg. In the continuing series of profiles provided by the LA Times, Hertzberg steps up to the plate in the clean-up position.

On what is a more positive note for him, the LA Times also reports that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger believes that the Los Angeles Unified School District is "too big and inefficient" and he supports Los Angeles mayoral candidate Bob Hertzberg's call to break up the school system. Margita Thompson, the governor's spokeswoman, confirmed Wednesday night that the Republican chief executive supported Hertzberg's approach.

Not the endorsement I'm sure he covets, but a strong statement which I'm sure we'll be seeing soon in a mailbox near you!

And since it seems to be profile week, we also posted last evening about the LA Weekly profiles. You should check out those as well.


Anonymous Anonymous said:

Arnold is in so much hot water with people that he's hardly the one I would want on my side right now.

February 10, 2005 9:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Regardless of his positive or negatives, it adds a huge amount of credibility to the arguement that the split is possible by circumventing the bafoons standing in the way now.

February 10, 2005 9:24 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"(2) he's been married 3 times"

Might want to backspace that note out -- that's opening up a WHOLE can of worms for some other candidates (one mostly), and a big area that's still stinging from earlier campaigns. Get out the white-out, apply it to screen.

February 10, 2005 9:49 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"...giving up their SUVs to ride in a hole-in-the-ground"

Nah, they just want the riff raff off the streets (and buried underground), so THEY can get their SUVs up to 35 MPH.

February 10, 2005 9:51 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4Nic said: "Hertzberg's... huge negatives"

Here's another interpretation:
(1) he sued his father... (Not prone to nepotism -- that's a political virtue)
(2) he's been married 3 times... (Indict him!)
(3) tried to lower his child support (Fiscal conservative)
(4) worked for FH. . . (May know where more skeletons are; could help with the "discovery" phase)

February 10, 2005 9:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

4NIC8 -
1. Sued his father - gotta love this, willing to fight for what he believes and is won't roll over. Plus, sounds like he won, given a settlement.

2. Married 3 times - who cares. It was legal and has no impact on traffic or jobs for the City of LA.

3. Lowered child support - his sons are teenagers. Let them get a job. Too many people want to pamper teens these days. That's their problem.

4. Worked for FH - let's see, I believe you meant to say he contracted with FH, meaning they hired him. He didn't bill the City of LA. I suppose the office supply company that serves FH is bad too? No, in this case there's only one person in fear of the criminal investigations and that's JIM HAHN.

BTW, SacNighties - you'll want to read the article if you're an ABADV support.

February 10, 2005 10:28 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So what if Huggy was married three times. At least it was consecutive and not concurrent like ADV. Looks like the mayor is trying to catch up.

And least has the sense not to stay with a dragon lady like Bitter Bobbie for forty years. Is Bernie whipped?

February 10, 2005 10:46 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Married 3 times? Who cares? At least he didn't have an affair with his campaign manager.

February 10, 2005 11:01 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What kind of child needs $10,000 a month in support?

February 10, 2005 11:03 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam look likes the gloves are off for the personal stuff today. Blood is thicker than water so bad move going after daddy. 3 times married not stable sign especially with the other rumors swirling out there about another lady friend. ADV didn't waste time getting married and just had kids out of wedlock. That's been published even in LAT.

February 10, 2005 11:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

To the previous poster (probably an AV supporter)

3 times married not stable sign especially with the other rumors swirling out there about another lady friend.

Either make a substantive accusation with evidence, or keep your motuh shut. We can all talk about Tony V.'s kids out of wedlock because it HAS been documented in the paper. Nothing like what you're hinting at has been written about Hertzberg, so shut up, or write it in the paper.

February 10, 2005 11:19 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


February 10, 2005 11:23 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Who is BH seeing?

February 10, 2005 11:43 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"You have to love the Gov's comment that Bob Hertzberg is not political. That's all he is."

And the rest if these guys are what? Idealistic schoolkids? Babes in the woods? The last honest men?

February 10, 2005 11:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The governor did well in the San Fernando Valley during the recall election so its important for Hertzberg to have Arnold's support albeit his endorsement of the LAUSD breakup plan. This bodes well for his outreach in the Valley where he numbers are pretty soft despite representing the area as speaker years ago. It may not be a positive thing most elsewhere but it does count in the voter rich Valley where "break up of the bureaucracy" is the key word.

February 10, 2005 12:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The following is interesting. Turns out ADV backstabbed Huggy and swiped $2 million from Assembly Democrats for his own campaign. What a thug! How can you defend that MEAT? How can you keep sucking Tony's MEAT, MEAT? Are you a gangbanger too, MEAT? We don't need you or freaking TONY FUCKING VILLAR - MEAT. GO suck MEATHEAD's ass MEAT!

The timing of the speakership change and, later, a falling-out over campaign money, shattered the long friendship. Based on Villaraigosa's assurances, Hertzberg says, he told Assembly Democrats they could trust the speaker to turn over about $3.5 million that had been raised for their reelection campaigns.

But Villaraigosa kept about $2 million of the money for future campaigns. He used some of it to pay for ads — in which he appeared — promoting a state park bond measure in 2000 and a ballot measure last fall to boost the sales tax in L.A. County to pay for more law enforcement officers.

"Obviously it was a point of difficulty. I felt very embarrassed," Hertzberg says. "I believed him."

February 10, 2005 12:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


I think the LA Times story was balanced just like the rest of them.

Good free media day for Bob with the Governor saying what he said, question is, is it all enough? Especially with his IE fizzing out.

blog away

February 10, 2005 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So who do you want for mayor? A guy who steals from his own kind - Villaraigosa - or a guy who steals from the city - Hahn.

If you want anyone decent, looks like your stuck choosing between Bob, Alarcon or Bernie.

February 10, 2005 12:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


So then you admit that Tony Villar stole $2 million from the Assembly Democrats.


February 10, 2005 12:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


You really don't want me to answer this accusation. All i can say is this -- Antonio raised the money -- and turned over the largest amount in the history of one speaker to another. No one stole anything. Bob was a good speaker and so was Antonio.

This election is a referendum on Hahn and Hahn only. He's failed this city in my opinion so let's keep all our guns pointed right where they belong on Hahn.

Alarcon, Parks and mr Hertzberg would all be good mayors in my opinion, i just happen to believe Antonio will be the best choice for this city at this time.

blog away.

February 10, 2005 1:10 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

MEAT: "i just happen to believe Antonio will be the best choice for this city at this time."

And I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows...

This "belief system" is enough to shock bible-thumpers. Yours is based on poor (and short-term) performance as a city councilman, lackluster performance in every debate, no performance in the arena of thinking out of the box, and over-performance of your state of denial. Get some air, your head is spinning.

February 10, 2005 1:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Lets see you have Tony Villar who is the biggest crook since Richard Nixon, Bitter Bernie who has some good ideas but is too bitter, Hahn who is an even bigger crook than Tony Villar and Alarcon who is a nice guy but just ain't got the mojo to be Mayor.

Hertzberg it is. At least the guy can speak Yiddish!

February 10, 2005 2:38 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Looks like you send MEAT packing.

February 10, 2005 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Meat sure wasn't a nice story of your boss ADV in the LA Weekly. They really nail him on lies such as...Sources say Villaraigosa took credit for the statewide Healthy Families program developed by State Senator Martha Escutia. When he was termed out of the Assembly in 2000, sources say, he retained the largest staff in Sacramento history for an outgoing member and held on to his seat until after his term was supposed to expire.

February 10, 2005 3:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yes, the myth of Antonio Villaraigosa if quickly fading away and we are seeing the little, not to bright, not too sure of himself Tony Villar. And that personna is just not up to being Mayor. Heck, that personna is not up to running a council district. he really is "Tony the Hallucinator".

February 11, 2005 9:17 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Amazing how MEAT sure posts when he doesn't agree or he wants to spin on here. MEAT hasn't answered my question why his boss Attention Deficit Villaraigosa didn't say one word in council. Was Parke or Ace not around to coach him?

February 11, 2005 9:22 AM  

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