We have discussed Mayor Villaraigosa (or Villar as many of you like to call him) and his penchant for jet setting and hanging out with celebrities. Back in March of last year, the AP even did an article asking if Villaraigosa was a “Hollywood hype” or a “heavy hitter” that we subsequently blogged about.
Well, he’s at it again, playing celeb. This time Mayor Villaraigosa is going to be on a set for a taping of All My Children (a fitting title for the lady’s man that he is) next week playing himself opposite soap diva Susan Lucci. The episode is scheduled to air in February, so if you have nothing better to do, please record it! Since I don’t watch TV, I most likely won’t be able to see it. Also worth noting is Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti also participating, but let’s be real…the buck stops with Mr. Mayor.
The Los Angeles Weekly isn’t too pleased with this latest Villaraigosa stunt, and I can’t say that I am either. Seriously, this man is overpaid to govern, and he doesn’t govern very well. The City of LA’s finances are in shambles, and he already has a reputation for being out of town quite a bit instead of being on the job:
“Now, you could hardly blame Mayor V. if he had been on the ball and had a productive 2009. But Mayor V. has been everywhere but at the epicenter of the fight to keep this city afloat. In December he took a nine-day, $120,000 taxpayer-funded trip to Europe, one of many out-of-town visits he made in 2009.
And after years of watching the city’s medical marijuana economy grow out of control, the mayor finally spoke out last month against laissez-faire pot shops. Just this month, as the city continued to face dire news about its budget (an aspect of the city’s credit rating was downgraded and Garcetti even mentioned bankruptcy as a possibility if the city doesn’t get its finances under control), it was the Neighborhood Councils Coalition that called an emergency summit on the city’s finances, not Villaraigosa.”
Part of me hopes that Villaraigosa likes acting and all the attention of being on set, getting makeup, wardrobe, and being in front of multiple cameras because he could have another career, one that he is actually more dedicated to. I do believe that acting would appeal to all of his superficial qualities such as being a clothes horse and chasing empty headed women who read the news.