…with about as much legitimacy as GB becoming President of the US.
Well, OK, more legitimacy, because at least Jim got more votes than the other guy.
But it’s the sordid, dirty way in which he got those votes that has me seeing red. I guess the real comparison is with Bush Sr., not Bush Jr.
Like W’s daddy, Jim closed the gap and overtook his opponent with a series of smear ads. Bush the Elder had his Willie Horton ads, Jimmy Junior had his crack-pipe ads.
(Note: Jim Hahn’s opponent, Antonio Villaraigosa, really did ask President Clinton to consider commuting a drug-dealer’s sentence. So did Archbishop Mahony and a passel of local politicians. Good for them! I’m against the drug war and mandatory sentences anyway.)
The dirty campaign tactic that most people don’t know about was when Jimmy sent a flyer to white voters in the San Fernando Valley that had a photo of Antonio standing next to the Watts Towers. Now, that’s rich. At the same time Jimmy is going all-out for African-American votes, he’s playing “scare politics,” threatening white voters with African-American imagery.
I wish I didn’t have to work tomorrow. I’d show up at Jimmy’s inauguration with a sign saying, “Congratulations, Mayor Crack-Pipe!” I’m a home-town boy – anytime this guy gets close to me in the next four years, I’m going to yell, “Hey, Mayor Crack-Pipe, are you proud of yourself?”
Jimmy Crack-Pipe, and I don’t care.
Fellow Angelenos: your postings?