Lopez Vs. Antonovich
L.A. Times columnist, Steve Lopez is asking some not-so-tough questions to L.A. County's 5th District Supervisor - Michael D. Antonovich. Yet they are not really getting answered. While we only have Lopez's side of the story, we're going to take his word for it:
Antonovich is fond of putting staffers and clerks to work sending phonebook-size collections of his favorite "news" items to a few hundred friends and colleagues. Each time Uncle Mike gets the urge to regale pals with his ding-a-ling discoveries, it costs us several thousand dollars in printing and mailing costs, not to mention the much larger manpower tab. The material has included a report that the Russians removed Saddam's WMDs before the U.S. could locate them, a photo caption suggesting that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attended a "Marxist" law college, and my personal favorite — a story reporting that there's mathematical proof of God's existence.
Columnist Ann Coulter pops up regularly in the mailings, as do inspirational stories of spiritual healing.