Mayor Villaraigosa, stop campaigning for Hillary Clinton and get back to work in your city!

March 10th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Maybe Mayor Villaraigosa hasn’t done the math with the Democratic delegates, which reveal the dire situation for Team Clinton, but as late as last week, he was out on the campaign trail for Senator Clinton. And of course, there’s the whole irony of this 50-something wannabe playboy campaigning for Hillary Clinton. I guess Hillary Clinton isn’t at all bothered by surrounding herself with men who have issues with marital infidelity… NY Governor Elliot Spitzer being the latest one.

Hillary and Villar

Last week, I found this in the LA Times:

“The Times reported Monday that Villaraigosa has spent 18 of the last 65 days out of town, campaigning for Clinton. In just over two months, that’s nearly a third of his time. Traveling with him are City Hall aides (using vacation days) and his police security detail. Is Los Angeles winning or losing from this arrangement?”

He’s starting to draw more criticism from local leaders, and he’s given Steve Lopez, the LA Times columnist, the snub for PBS’s Charlie Rose. Speaking of Charlie Rose, did anyone catch the interview? I thought Villaraigosa wasn’t as good as he could have been. He didn’t seem to have a good assessment of the national political scene, and did anyone else catch the bit where he said that John Edwards was the son of a coal miner? How could Villaraigosa have missed this? John Edwards always tells us that he’s a son of a mill worker. Villaraigosa just isn’t very good when he has to speak for an hour unscripted. He kind of reminds me of a Latino Ronald Reagan speaking in cliches, which is disappointing because so many of us had so much hope for him. And Villaraigosa still thinks that Hillary Clinton is “heads and shoulders” above the rest and suggests that Latinos are supporting Hillary Clinton because of what she has done for us. I guess he hasn’t asked her about Tyson Foods and Monsanto.

Check it out and see for yourself:

Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Hillary Clinton · John Edwards · Steve Lopez · Uncategorized

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Michaelr // Mar 10, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Antonio Villaraigosa’s 53 minute interview on Charlie Rose was not one of his finest moments. Using clichés for answers to direct questions from Charlie Rose displayed a real lack of brainpower, and the ability to really think on his feet. His rationale for using tax payer monies to follow the HilldaBeast around the country didn’t help his case either. If this is the best and the brightest, we’re really in trouble as a voting bloc.

  • 2 barista // Mar 10, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    He’s an attention whore who’s more interested in stroking his own ego and political career. Did everyone forget about his infidelity? How did he manage to quell that issue with the media? No matter, I never hear what he says anyways, because I can’t get past his ears; it’s too much of a barrier to communication for me.

  • 3 Bearguez // Mar 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Hopefully…after this live performance, the mayor will retreat a bit from chasing all that pussy and read a few books.

  • 4 The Kaiser // Mar 12, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Is it too early to ask Elliot Spitzer how much the Mayor has spent on whores at this particular establishment?

  • 5 mary // Mar 19, 2008 at 9:56 am


  • 6 The Kaiser // Mar 22, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t think the Mayor has driven off a bridge and allowed one of his girlfriends to drown. Nevertheless, after watching this interview on Charlie Rose I think Antonio Villaraigosa lacks the intelligence and vision that would separate him from the common politician.

  • 7 Mayor Tony will marry ‘ya! // May 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    […] While we are all aware that Villaraigosa’s image as a lover and romantic, I don’t think that he should be officiating “as many same-sex weddings as possible” when he has to take care of some serious problems in his city. I’m all for him officiating some same-sex weddings to show his support and symbolism, especially as a Latino leader given some of the conservative leanings in the Hispanic community. However, I think that he must stay focused on the major tasks at hand. Villaraigosa has a tendency to get distracted with issues that become larger and more sexy than city politics, as we have seen with his eager campaigning on behalf of Hillary Clinton earlier this year. […]

  • 8 Anna // Aug 6, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    I’m glad Villaraigosa campaigned for Hillary Clinton. What’s the big deal? How many days does Arnold spend outside of California? How many lobbyists are paying for his many trips around the world? Arnold gets a big fat pass from the media–of course. But Villaraigosa spends a few days campaigning in Iowa and it’s an issue. The media were just afraid that he would help her win. We all know that ‘journalists’ are not objective, and that Hillary wasn’t their first choice.

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