Like a Rottweiler with a
steak bone, Channel 11′s John Schwada has bit into the “Ticket-gate Scandal”
and he’s got our mayor running like a
with his tail between his legs.
The question - if I
can stretch this ad nauseum – is
whether our District Attorney and U.S. Attorney are bulldogs or lap dogs?
And The Dog Trainer?
Well, they’re just copy-cats., or maybe the overly abused word for feline females.
Certainly not up to the job of watch-dog.
For those of you in bed at
10 last night or watching the Dodgers lose – again!! – this time to the Angels,
Schwada provided yet more evidence Antonio has been playing fast and loose with
the facts concerning all the free tickets he’s been receiving to sporting
events, concerts and awards ceremonies.
Antonio has argued all this
was, well, work: that he was performing his official duties as mayor. But
Schwada went back over his schedule and found - surprise! - that many
of those events were blacked out as “personal.”
Oops! He was covering his
butt on one issue and got something else stuck in the wringer on another.
And when confronted with
the evidence — and the fact that DA Steve Cooley is now looking into the
matter along with the Ethics Commission — Antonio yelped that everything he
does is official and ran away from the cameras like a frightened puppy.
See Antonio run and hide for
The Dog Trainer played up
the story up this morning, embarrassed that a TV guy -albeit a former print
slob - broke the story and has been ahead of them from Day One. The
best they’ve managed so far is a sarcastic, but relatively mild editorial.
Remember, Jimmy “Don’t Ever
Touch Me” Hahn paid for all his tickets and three PR guys close to his
administration got convicted of overbilling the DWP despite the fact their
company repaid the city 10 times what they were charged with overbilling — and
they weren’t even accused of getting a free tickets to a Little League game.
So, Antonio, what’s good
for the goose ….. (Yet another animal.) Just paying the city back doesn’t
work if you’ve committed a crime – and lots of smart people think you have.
Let’s see how smart Steve
Cooley is. After all, he thinks he’s smart and tough enough to be