July 7, 2007


LA mayor’s image tarnished by affair (MICHAEL R. BLOOD, 7/07/07, The Associated Press)

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villarai­gosa likes to say “dream with me,” but it’s hard hear those words these days without a collective snicker. The telegenic mayor known for his Chiclet smile and boyish energy has run out on his wife and taken up with a sultry newscaster who announced the mayor’s separation on the air.

Two years ago, the mayor walked with his wife and two kids in hand and Cardinal Roger Mahoney at his side after being sworn in. Now front pages are filled with tales of an affair and the mayor’s less-than-forthright answers about the romance.

Who cares about California’s wildfire season when the mayor is fueling his own?

Note that where Jim McGreevey was playing hide the salami the Mayor at least took up with a smokin' hottie.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2007 8:28 AM

he should be Hillary's running mate.

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 7, 2007 8:44 AM

We'll see how long he remains the co-chair of her campaign committee.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 7, 2007 8:50 AM

I haven't seen any video - is she hotter than Donna or Judith were?

Has Villaraigosa told the media that he is a heterosexual American?

Is Cardinal Mahoney going to issue an annulment? Probably not - I think he has enough problems right now. But if Villaraigosa could change his last name to Kennedy....

Posted by: ratbert at July 7, 2007 9:06 AM

Judith Nathan? I'm hotter than her. Which is part of Rudy's surpassing weirdness.

Posted by: oj at July 7, 2007 9:39 AM

oj: Mirthala Salinas is a one hot tamale.

Posted by: pchuck at July 7, 2007 10:55 AM

Well, Rudy's choice for a cell bunkie might just be you. As opposed to, say, Judith Regan or Judith Miller. Who would pick Regan (other than Bernie, of course)?

Posted by: ratbert at July 7, 2007 4:55 PM

Miratha Salinas is rather cute.

Posted by: Mike Morley at July 7, 2007 7:01 PM

Let us note at least the appearance of conflicts of interest here.

Posted by: Lou Gots at July 8, 2007 4:58 AM