This morning, my copy of the Dog Trainer (the LA Times, for the uninitiated) makes me want to pee on a tree.
Do reporters at the Dog Trainer follow the news? If you’re going to cover City Hall, shouldn’t you have some idea of what’s happened there recently?
Or maybe the Dog Trainer has signed up for Antonio’s re-election campaign, which isn’t necessary because he doesn’t have any opposition.
Here’s the headline: Villaraigosa says he won’t join Obama administration.
And according to the Dog Trainer, here’s why:
Villaraigosa said he had a “conversation” with Obama in mid-November about joining the new Democratic administration but told the incoming president that he would stay in Los Angeles to focus on his reelection campaign and ongoing efforts to address the city’s financial troubles and other pressing issues.
Then the Dog Trainer published this quote, noting the mayor “told the Times,” like it was something special and not incredibly self serving.
“I’m honored and flattered to have been considered for an appointment in the Obama administration,” Villaraigosa told The Times on Monday. “I made it clear I love what I do. And I feel that at this moment in my life, this is the job in which I can best serve my city and country.”
Did the reporter just fall to Earth? Maybe he never saw this story in the New York Times: For a Washington Job, Be Prepared to Tell All.
And maybe he forgot our mayor was involved in a nasty scandal a while back involving an attractive reporter, which led to divorce court.
You wouldn’t know it from the Dog Trainer, which just ignored Antonio, if he wanted to join our new president in Washington, would have to subject himself to the most intensive vetting in history.
Who knows? Maybe Antonio wouldn’t be concerned with answering the 63 incredibly personal questions. But since he’s already our mayor, shouldn’t he answer them for us?
Here’s the questionnaire, Mr. Mayor. Please send your answers to Bruno the Watchdog at firstname.lastname@example.org.