Parks converts the opportunity

Councilman and Board of Supervisors candidate Bernard Parks scored some CNN time this morning during all the hot talk about that satirical New Yorker cover picturing Barack and Michelle Obama as Muslims, with a U.S. flag burning in fireplace. Parks put out the word this morning that he would call for a boycott of the magazine. Rick Orlov at the Sausage Factory gets to the nub:

Councilman Bernard Parks is rushing -- unbidden -- to the defense of Sen. Barack Obama against the "New Yorker" Magazine cover....

As part of their campaign, Parks and [Mark] Ridley-Thomas have also battled over who is closest to Obama. Parks claims to be the first local official to endorse Obama, while Ridley-Thomas lays claim to being a national co-chair of the campaign.

The Times' follow at L.A. Now doesn't make the campaign connection. Your move, Senator.

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