Hell hath no fury like liars and deceivers questioning the integrity of honest people, as the City Council proved once again Tuesday.
They accused LAX officials of favoritism in awarding a $271 million contract for a new heating and air conditioning system, implied one of the nation’s largest and politically powerful contractors was blackmailed into dropping out of the bidding and accused the winning bidder of being a bunch of white racists.
They even got their daily laugh mocking Tom LaBonge for a rare moment when he actually made sense when they didn’t have a single fact to call into question the integrity of LAX officials or the bidding process.
After nearly two hours of an attempted public lynching of Airport Director Gina Marie Lindsey, only Alarcon, Cardenas, Perry and Reyes remained so oblivious to the facts that voted to nullify the contract.
Just before the 9-4 vote, Lindsey looked them in the eye and told them sharply in so many words to go to Hell where they belonged.
Still, the point was made to every bureaucrat in City Hall that they need to make sure that contracts go to the pals of the City Council like Tutor-Perini and its principal owner Ron Tutor or they too will face the humiliation of a public inquisition.
Tutor himself and his now famous lobbyist Veronica Becerra were absent as was the man she is dating, Dennis Zine, who was forced to recuse himself because of the obvious conflict of interest.
So if you wonder sometimes why so much of what City Hall does is poorly managed, wonder no more: Why would smart, capable managers stick around the moral sewer at City Hall if they could get another job.