Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, answering a question from Patt Morrison in the weekend LAT, says he has no real regrets about not running for mayor against Tom Bradley in 1989. As for 2013?:
I guess I must be a decent politician because I've survived all these years in a very competitive [district], but politics is not what I spend most of my time thinking about. Policy is. People come up to me every single day and ask me to consider the mayor's race — some serious people, people you just can't ignore. People feel you really need somebody who, to use Dick Riordan's term, is tough enough to turn it around. I will consider it, but it's not first and foremost on my agenda.
He names the late Democratic senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson and John F. Kennedy as his political heroes.