Monday, June 22, 2009
Shocker! Antonio Villaraigosa to Stay Moron in Charge of Los Angeles
Ok, let me be fair. Los Angeles mayor, Tony Villaraigosa, knows what he is doing when it comes to building a career.
To demonstrate how deft a promoter he is, take a look at how great a job he did when he made the swift name change from the not-as-hispanic friendly name Tony Villar (that sounds way too Italiano for L.A.) to the far more hypnotic, mellow-romantic, ethnocentric, Hervé Villechaize-ish Tony Villaraigosa.
The new exotic spin was as genius, if not more so, than the switch from Barry to Barack made by everyone's big boss, President Obama. Plus, he got to "big" office sooner than Barry. That is change you can believe in.
So it comes as little surprise that when Mr. Blitzer asked him today on national television about his thoughts about the future, Villaraigosa proudly announced his plan to stay here as mayor rather than take the chance of getting embarrassed by Jerry Brown or Gavin Newsome in the upcoming duel for governor of the golden state. Why the hell would he want to go from one big mess in Los Angeles, to one bigger mess in Sacramento? At least that is what Wolf Blitzer of CNN asked when Antonio declined the opportunity to run on today's show, just about 20 minutes ago. It was a mild, yet well-deserved tongue lashing. NUC wanted a little more, to be honest.
The decision to not run for governor makes sense for a lot of reasons. Not only is he slated to be re-sworn into office soon, and not only is Los Angeles in a world of hurt... but Sacramento, as he puts it, is "broken". Though he stated his daughter, Natalia Fe being 16, as being a concern for not running, there was no mention of his newest hot-anchor woman friend Captain Lu Parker factoring into the final call. "The answer is no."
Why chance it? Imagine in four years, even if all he does is keep crime at bay, and Barry gets re-elected, there will always be a spot waiting for him at the White House. Fuck Sacramento.