During President Obama's recent trip to LA, he caused a massive gridlock while driving from one fundraiser to another. This past Friday, he returned to attend a fund raiser at USC for good old Barbara Boxer, and the gridlock was limited to a few square blocks here and there. Why? Because this time, Marine One, the presidential helicopter, was used to transport Obama from LAX to Burbank Airport and back to LAX.
Well, you say; that's necessary, right? Well, yes-to limit the gridlock, but keep in mind the amount of tax-payer money required to use Air Force One from Washington to LA, then Marine One to skip around LA. And this was all to hold a fundraising rally for Barbara Boxer.
Your tax dollars at work, folks.
And what a day it was. At USC, the crowd was warmed up by that professional crowd warmer-upper, Mayor Tony Villar aka Villaraigosa, noted playboy, failed lawyer and failed mayor, who is considered a possible Democratic presidential candidate simply because he is a young, handsome Latino.
This time, Mayor Tony led the crowd in that old traditional Democratic chant, "Si, se puede, Si se puede", which in Spanish, I guess means "Happy days are here again.".
(Save the cards and letters; I know what it means.)
And aside from Boxer, guess who else was there. "Run-Down" Jerry Brown himself, who gave a "rousing" speech in whcih he proclaimed that California, with its "$1.8 trillion economy", had plenty of money to provide all kinds of services for the least powerful among us-or some such nonsense (Can you say income redistribution?). He also said that with our "$1.8 trillion economy", we didn't need oil from Saudi Arabia; we could provide all the green energy we needed, blah blah blah, woof woof woof, quack quack quack. Of course, nobody told Jerry, who is running for governor again, that the state is on the edge of bankruptcy, people and businesses are leaving in droves, and the unemployment rate is 12.4%. Never mind all that.
After USC, it was off to Glendale for Obama, who was interviewed on a Spanish-language radio station by a guy named Piolin (Tweety Bird), a DJ, who was once an illegal alien from Mexico, and who was about to be deported at one point before got himself legitimized. At one point in the interview, he referred to Republicans as "enemies" of the Latino community. Where I come from, that's called race-baiting.
Then back to Burbank Airport to board Marine One, fly across the skies of LA to LAX and off to Las Vegas to join Harry Reid for a rally, then off to Washington State for Patty Murray, then.........
Do you really want to know the rest?
But all the while, Villaraigosa was at USC shouting,
"Si se puede. Si se puede."