Because the Mayor has no real plans for LA after his own coronation Tuesday, his chief political consultant has opened an office in San Francisco's pricey but failing financial district.
And if you drill down to where the hoi polloi hang out, the comments regarding the inevitable Newsom-Villaraigosa celebrity cage match in 2010 are telling:
"An empty suit running against an empty head."
"Villaraigosa's record on reducing crime in LA and managing city affairs is stellar. Newsome does not even come close."
"Both of them are corrupt weasels who lack integrity."
"Isn't Villraigosa the dimwit who believes California was stolen from the Mexicans and shouts at rallies that it should be called Aztlan when it reverts to them?"
"I don't know that much about Villraigosa, as I generally avoid LA, but would like to know more. He seems to have made some progress on the major issues facing LA: crime, transport, and the environment."
" I think they should have cocaine snort-off using the stomachs of female TV newscasters to see which is has the greatest core competencies."
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