JM, Meter this, Chick, Rowena, 1.21.09
Judging from this graf, I think all that summer Palin-boosting has taken its toll over at MayorSam:
Following the drama and storming of the Bastille in San Fernando where voters recently outsted two longtime Council members Mayor and school board candidate Nury Perez was replaced in the Mayor's seat by Council Member Steven Veres. Martinez has asked for a two month leave of absence, presumedly for maternity leave, further adding additional distractions to her campaign to seek the School Board seat of Julie Korenstein, a part time position that pays nearly $200,000 per year.
No, it's not Perez, it's Martinez. And no, LAUSD board salary's aren't close to $200,000--in fact, they aren't really close to $100,000.
(And for the record, this is Nury Martinez's site, and this is Nury Perez's.)
Yes, yesterday, yet another tiresome anony-post appeared over there that did look suspiciously drawn from an idea I laid down at that site almost a year ago, when I was its liberal fig leaf. But no, such "borrowings" don't rankle; indeed, lots of people cop what they find here too, and some even draw salaries in so doing, and I'm only too glad to see ideas spread virally.
But when a purportedly political site starts mentioning Britney and Fed-Ex gratuitously, well, you can only make bad guesses about the direction of its traffic, and understand why they're trying to take a stab with another ranting, wannbe-rankling anonyblogger.
But I would like to see the site, Republican stronghold though it may be, buckle down for a few minutes, make a few real phone calls, and return to political relevance; LA still needs a tabloid, and that site---helas!---is still the closest thing.
UPDATE: the site gets far sturdier on the Chick vehicle audit.