Mayor Villaraigosa gave the Democratic Party radio address this morning and said, with regard to the war in Iraq, "it's time for a new direction." Bipartisanship was the bigger theme, as well as blowing his own horn. Though, it should be noted that the Democratic Party website has gender confusion issues, referring to him as Antonia: Transcript and audio. Excerpt:
When I came to office in 2005, I set the goal of making Los Angeles the greenest and cleanest big city in America.
Two years later, we're well on our way. We're forging ahead with a plan to reduce air pollution at our ports. We're moving aggressively to convert 20 percent of our electrical supply to renewable energy by 2010. And are working hand-in-hand with the world's other great cities to reduce our collective contributions to greenhouse gases.
In Los Angeles, we're not just fighting climate change - we're strengthening our economy, creating the conditions in which the industries of tomorrow can grow. What we're doing in my city is good for the economy, good for the environment, and good for America's national security. And there's no reason similar steps can't be taken in Washington, DC.
Here's the link for President Bush's Saturday radio address. Heck, if you want them for the future, here are the RSS feeds for both weekly spins: