No One Can Really Tell The Truth Like John Walsh
HEY, WAXMAN, BABY! SIC TRANSIT GLORIA … No way Molina!
COME NOVEMBER KUEHL WINS THE COUNTY SEAT HANDS DOWN WHILE THE KENNEDY CLAN SENDS ANOTHER “BOBBY” TO WASHINGTON … THIS ONE FROM THE SHRIVER SIDE OF THE HISTORIC FAMILY!
YOU CAN BANK ON IT!
LA Times Wise-Guy/White Guy columnist Senor “Esteban” Lopez, who adores the ground that Zev endlessly pontificates on, tries half-heartedly in his Thursday column to light a fire under the historically reluctant Yaroslavsky’s more than ample ass with the aim of pushing the ever-so-slow-acting Zev into this red-hot Congressional Race that was newly-minted by Henry Waxman’s sudden, un-expected announcement of DC retirement in the face poor health.
Expect the Honorable Congressman Henry Waxman to spend his remaining moments in office feverishly working behind the scenes in vain to get himself replaced in the House of Representatives by his semi- anonymous dweeb son!
Let’s check out the past:
Poor “Zevele” didn’t have the “cojones” to run against Tom Bradley in 1989 quickly throwing in the Crying Towel. Thus without a fight handing over to Dear Old Uncle Tom a record fifth term as LA Mayor!
So … currently it’s way more than completely unlikely that termed-out Supe “Du Jour” Yaroslavsky has grown a new pair between his chubby legs in the intervening quarter of a century!
In addition, Zev’s health is poor. That nagging case of diabetes just won’t go away. And constant future trans-continental jet flights between his comfy LA home and The Hill as well as a steady diet of airport/ airline meals wouldn’t improve his already precarious health condition any, now would it?
If Mr. Zev were deadly serious about running for the very first time on a level playing ground against lots of other well-financed incumbents, (The last time that happened was when he won an LA City Council seat way back in 1974!) then he would jump into the race for Henry’s seat this very instant and in a heartbeat start furiously raising oodles of big campaign dough from contractors who do business with the County in order to scare away any and all would-be competitors from running against Big Bad Yaroslavsky!
Instead, Zev The Timid is sitting quietly on the sidelines in that oh-so familiar position: with his middle finger of his own left hand stuck firmly up his own posterior!
A Congressionally-victorious “Zelda” from the old DOBIE GILLIS tv show reruns, Ms. Sheila Kuehl, who is already in her seventies and doesn’t have lots of time left to build up Congressional seniority while sitting in DC for years and years waiting for the Dems to finally become the majority party in the House of Representatives again, would be far more than crazy and self-destructive to scuttle and run away from the LA County Supe’s race where she’s already the favorite; and please don’t forget that the salary and benefits are higher locally than what Congress has to offer!
That leaves relatively still youthful-looking Mr. Bobby (“T” for Telegenic!) Shriver as the next Westside Congressman if he decides to ditch the Supervisor’s battle and enter the DC fray!
Bobby, you are a practical shoo-in for this coveted Congressional position that would serve as your springboard for higher office in the Nation’s Capital … like it did for several of your close relatives, alive and dead!
The Kennedy Brood and seats in Congress go together like ham and eggs.