Gawker to Obama: No Villaraigosa

For a writer at a New York gossip blog, Gawker's Alex Pareene seems to have a strong opinion that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa should not be advising the president-elect. But then, the site's new managing editor is former Angeleno Gabriel Snyder, recently of W here and Variety before that. Snippet:

God, let's hope that his role in the Obama Administration is limited to that photo-op, because his success thus far is due mostly to how much the LA press sucks and the fact that no one out east pays attention to left coast politics. Did you hear about his sexy Telemundo Affair?

Maybe you did, and forgot about it, or forgot the details, because who cares about what the mayor of Los Angeles does?


Villaraigosa is precisely the kind of telegenic useless Democrat who can get David Hasselhoff and Natalie Cole to play his mayoral inauguration and who then spends his term gallivanting around the world building recognition and support for his causes without having any causes beyond promoting himself.

Here's our recent Villaraigosa bloggage.

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