Good boy, Kevin De Leon. You dropped out of consideration for CA State ASSEmbly Speaker because you know (and everyone else knows) you don't have what it takes. Fabian Nunez is NO WHERE to be seen in the California political scene (as in EVER AGAIN), so GOT NOTHING SON!!! Shady-as-hell, Fabian Nunez "bitch puppet" (and who knows WHAT those two have done together) DROPPED OUT of consideration to be the next State ASSEMBLY speaker, because Nunez is out of juice, everyone recognizes De Leon as a nice kiss-ass, but not too sharp.
Remember when John Perez was running for Assembly in the first place and they had to "bounce" the competition out of the way. (The competition dropped out, CAPISHE!)
AND NOW HE WILL BE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER!
There IS no REAL democracy in California. Just political thuggery.
Assemblyman John A. Perez's final opponent has bowed out, setting the stage for the first-term Democrat to be selected Assembly speaker today -- the first openly gay man to hold the post. [If De Leon won, he would have been, too...right?]
After behind-closed-door talks this week with Perez and other political leaders, Assemblyman Kevin de Leon agreed to bow out and is expected to nominate Perez in an Assembly Democratic Caucus today, Capitol sources said.
De Leon's decision ends one of the nastiest battles over the Assembly's top job in recent history, with allegations of backstabbing, double crossing and political deceit. [CAT FIGHT!]
Democratic colleagues praised Perez, who has served this year as caucus chairman, helping steer the 51-member group through often bitter disagreement as California's reeling economy forced billions in cuts to education and other public services. [I THOUGHT THE WHOLE BUDGET MESS WAS A DISASTER. SOME STEERING?]
"He's fair, he's inclusive, he's articulate, he's focused, he's a team player, and he's friends with everybody," said Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, D-Los Angeles. [BUT MOSTLY, HE'S THE MAYOR OF L.A.'s COUSIN -- AND DIDN'T YOU HEAR WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET IN HIS WAY IN A POLITICAL BATTLE?]
Lowenthal said that Perez's status as a first-year legislator was an asset because he can serve five years as Assembly leader before being termed out.
"I trust him," Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, said of Perez. "If he says that he's going to do something, I believe that he will." ["I TRUST HIM." SOMETHING YOU SHOULD NEVER BE QUOTED AS SAYING WHEN REFERRING TO AN ASSEMBLYMEMBER.]
The final days marked a political whirlwind that apparently pulled the rug from under de Leon, who was regarded as the clear frontrunner but never won commitments from a majority of the 51-member Democratic Caucus. (SO SORRY, KEVIN DE LEON...AND REMEMBER YOU SHADY BITCH...WHEN YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH..ZUMA DOGG HEARS IT..SO KEEP IT SHUT WHEN TALKING ABOUT ME, YOU CHUMPED OUT LOSER. Have fun doing what your boy "The Mayor's Cousin" tells you to do, and go cry to Fabian about it. HE HAS NOTHING BUT TIME TO CONSOLE AND COMFORT YOU.
Behind the scenes, the race appeared over shortly before Thanksgiving, when Villaraigosa hosted a private meeting of Perez, de Leon and former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, de Leon's childhood buddy and lifelong friend, Capitol officials said.
The session ended over a bottle of wine and Trojan condoms, officials said, with de Leon expected to become speaker and Perez targeted to run with no major Democratic opposition for the Senate seat of Cedillo, who has long coveted a move to the Assembly once he is termed out next year.
Despite the apparent understanding, de Leon was not able to quickly muster the caucus majority necessary to secure the post. [BECAUSE HE IS NOT A LEADER, AS HE HAS JUST PROVEN. ONLY A BOY IN THE SHADOW OF FABIAN, WHO IS NO LONGER THERE TO HOLD HIS (HAND?)
Torrico said many Democratic colleagues simply felt that de Leon, chairman of the powerful Assembly Appropriations Committee, had not led committees focused on major policy issues and was not "up to the job" of speaker. [I COULD HAVE TOLD YOU THAT THE FIRST TIME I SAW HIM SPEAK AT A MEETING HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO RUN, LAWFULLY.]
"Too many people believe that he didn't earn his stripes, that Fabian Nunez did all the heavy lifting for him," Torrico said. [OH SEE, that's what Zuma Dogg thought, too!]
SORRY KEVIN...COULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED TO A MORE DESERVING LOSER! And next time I decide to attend a meeting you are holding, make sure you take your head out of your ass, shut up...and MAKE SURE THAT DOOR IS OPEN AND UNLOCKED AND NO THUGS BLOCKING ME, because KEVIN, there is NO SUCH THING AS A PRIVATE MEETING IN A PUBLIC SPACE WITH A STATE ASSEMBLYMAN. SORRY, CHUMP! I CAN SEE WHY THEY HAD NO CONFIDENCE IN YOU.