Zuma Dogg: I couldn't care less what most of these dumb, phony City Councilmembers have to say regarding endorsements in the CD 2 City Council run-off in December. As a matter of fact, an L.A. City Endorsements by elected officials (Assembly/Council) can be valuable in vetting out and alerting the community as to who NOT to vote for. (For example, an endorsement of any Assemblymember is the first flag.)
So there was ONE councilmember I personally contacted via voice mail to see if he was going to be making an endorsement between Krekorian and Essel, and mentioned I hope he could go against the Democratic Party and endorse the candidate I KNEW he would really want to support, if he could.
So Bill just called to let me know that he announced, last week, that he WAS endorsing Chris Essel!
I thanked him for his "against the grain" position from his Democratic Party (who is endorsing Krekorian, and another bad sign).
CM Rosendahl said, "I've gone against them (the Democratic party) a lot. On Prop 11 (re-disrticting), the party was against it, but I was for it." Adding, "I don't knee jerk. The Democratic party has as many problems as the Republican party. I don't buy one party over the other. It depends on the issue. How it impacts people."
Regarding his decision to endorse Christine Essel over the party's pick of Paul Krekorian, "We don't need career politicians every step of the way. Chris is from the private sector, with a career's worth of experience. We need that type of outside experience in local government."
"Secondly, " adds Rosendahl, "she's a woman," and noted how we could always use more of that in the horseshoe, with only 2 of 14 CMs being women, currently."
Additionally, Bill said, "Chris already has an independent knowledge of City Hall as a outside business executive, not a career politician.
Bill told me he feels she will be a more independent councilmember in the way Rosendahl is. (And maybe you don't like his politics, but TRUST ME...the guy is a troublemaker in the Councilmember world and DOES go against party orders and will bring up all the wrong questions, from their standpoint.)
And he added that he didn't run for office until he was 60, and we need people like Chris with a long career in the business world -- here in the city -- as a private citizen and not more career/party politicians. The city gains a lot of experience and more people should do it.
SO THANK YOU BILL FOR DELIVERING ON THE REASON I PUT YOU IN YOUR OWN CATEGORY SEPARATE FROM THE OTHER COUNCILMEMBERS. Parks is good on budget and prudence, but Bill is the only CM who I actually LOVE as a person, and was hoping -- AND EXPECTING for him to go with Chris; and I was just hoping he would be stand up and take a stand, without worrying about anyone thinks. (In other words, Bill is the only CM I feel you can go to as a "human being," not calculated politician.)
Just think, if EVERYONE did that, the right person would make it into office, once in a while.
CHRISTINE ESSEL FOR L.A. CITY COUNCILMEMBER.
Zuma Dogg added, "I've had enough career politician, clown ASSemblymembers destroying the city and it's general fund for their pals in Sacramento. And Krekorian having NO PROBLEM -- EVEN THINKING about running this early into his term, just tells you EVERYTHING, people.
But you DUMMIES WANT to believe what a real, live, slick Assemblyman says during an election.
I've watched a bunch of people (THE L.A. VOTERS) fall for every trick, every step of the way, and I have been on the front lines debunking the bullshit and making decisions based on detached neutrality and I try not to be a jealous crybaby in my decisions.
AND YOU SAME OLD DUMMIES BETTER NOT BLOW IT BY FALLING FOR THE SAME OLD POLITICAL TRAPS YOU ALWAYS DO.
I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE PEOPLE I KNOW, WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE POLITICALLY SAVVY, ARE EVEN THINKING OF KREKORIAN OVER ESSEL?
AND YES, IT'S BETWEEN THOSE TWO...and you cannot wait until 2011 for a better candidate. It will be too late.
You have a BANKRUPTING, DO NOTHING...BIGGEST PART OF THE PROBLEM, STATE assEMBLY MEMBER WHO IS HOPING TO STAB HIS SUPPORTERS IN THE EYE BY WALKING AWAY FOR ANOTHER GIG, AFTER DEMONSTRATING THROUGH HIS VOTING RECORD (that I wonder if you looked at) WHAT A FULL OF SHIT, PHONY THIS GUY KREKORIAN IS.
YES, I AM SAYING THAT.
I NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE PROACTIVE HERE PEOPLE...
YOU KNOW ME....
YOU KNOW WHAT I STAND FOR...
I WANT THE EXPERIENCED BUSINESS WOMAN WHO IS OBVIOUSLY SMART ENOUGH TO GET PROMOTED ALL THE WAY UP AT PARAMOUNT IN THE FINANCIAL DEPARTMENTS.
YOU PEOPLE ARE TOO DUMB FOR YOUR OWN GOOD THAT YOU DON'T SEE THIS, WHEN IT'S ESSEL vs KREKORIAN.
AND YOU HAVE TO FACTOR IN THAT IT IS ZUMA DOGG SAYING IT!
And every time I call someone I respect most on the Essel vs Krekorian issue, EVERYONE is telling me I made the smart decision. I wish I could tell you these people's names, but they have to stay out of it professionally. But there is a reason I am calling certain people. And in MY poll of people ZUMA DOGG respects the opinions of (which is why I am calling them), it's been UNANIMOUS so far.
Sorry Paul, you are being thrown under the bus HARD by people who don't base their decision on puppies and cookies.
READ THIS: Christine Essel Campaign Speech by Zuma Dogg