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My Sunday Column: Mike Gatto and the condom measure — The Perils of Politician and How Hard It Is To Speak the Truth

Mike Gatto is a clever fellow. But like a lot of smart guys, he’s sometimes too clever for his good. A case in point came a week ago when the AIDS Healthcare Foundation denounced the assemblyman as “a pornographer’s best … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: Wishing PACs would pack it in — Mike Gatto and the Role of Outside Money in Burbank Elections

Just days before Burbank voters went to the polls, Mike Gatto was the star attraction for a Napa Valley retreat at a five-star hotel where, for $5,000 each, guests could schmooze with the assemblyman and four of his legislative pals. … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: The Gatto Plot Thickens — What Does ‘democracy’ Mean to the Democratic Party

The clumsy statements by Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s political team denying that he ran a slate of delegates for the 43rd Assembly District’s seats at the state Democratic Party convention — and that challengers were threatened and intimidated — also contained … Continue reading

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My Sunday Column: A Question of Legislative Grease — The Truth About Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Incredible Boast

There are no angels in politics, at least not for long. Power corrupts, even a little power, even the illusion of a little power can corrupt. That’s why everyone who gets in the political game becomes tainted to one degree … Continue reading

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