Gustavo slams Mayor Antonio Villa(Raigosa)

The erupting scandal in Los Angeles, involving mega-womanizing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, has resulted in an excellent article in the L.A. Times, which discusses the disillusionment of L.A. Latinos with Villaraigosa and L.A. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.

Even OC Weekly writer Gustavo Arellano has taken a well-deserved swing at the Villaraigosa pinata, “He is the most high profile Latino politician in the United States, and this is what he does? Jeesh,” Arellano said. “For somebody who has so carefully crafted his image as this golden boy of Latino politics, I find it astounding that Antonio could be so reckless in his personal life, especially when he campaigns as a family man.”

Well said Gustavo!

Many political pundits are now predicting that Villaraigosa is TOAST with women voters. And I think his endorsement of Hillary Clinton is going to backfire on her – big time. He is now a political leper.

If you are a fan of political chisme, check out Mayor Sam’s Sister City Blog. This post is an amazing run down of the Villaraigosa disaster. Many of the commenters are even calling him Tony Villa – dropping the “Raigosa” part of his name that belongs to his soon to be ex-wife (pictured at left). Others are calling him the “midget mayor.” I wonder if he is shorter than Jose Solorio?

As for Tony V’s girlfriend, Ch. 52 newscaster Mirthala Salinas, the news is not good. The Times is reporting that she has been suspended. “As we have stated, we are committed to journalistic excellence,” said Manuel Abud, general manager of KVEA Channel 52. “Given the seriousness of the allegations that have been made, we have decided to conduct an internal review of the decisions and events that led us to where we are today. In the meantime, Salinas has been placed on a leave of absence from her duties pending this review.”

The Times is also hosting a message board where Tony V is getting ripped without mercy. Salinas is faring no better. My favorite comment is: “The fact that Salinas slept with both Assemblyman Nunez and Villaraigosa shows that she is a social climbing unethical pig and the fact that these two men are also friends is gross!”

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