|Does Joe now pucker up for Encinitas instead?|
So what is a blog editor to do? Why run 'em both, of course. Wouldn't you? Sure you would. Right?
First we have the following report from the Encinitas Advocate from down just north of San Diego way (link).
Interesting, especially for longtime Tattler readers. As you know, Joe's political acumen and dedication to The Foothill Village has been celebrated for years. We have spent a lot of time to covering his small town local government career.
So who cares that he mysteriously resigned his seat on the Sierra Madre City Council, left the country, and has now returned to betray our love and devotion by giving his heart to an entirely new city? Well, we do. The tramp.
I mean, what did this town, which Joe once referred to as a "precious jewel so near and dear to our hearts," do to deserve such a heartless and wholesale rejection? Can't we all just form a love train and choo-choo that fickle fink right back here where he belongs?
One of our favorite blogs, Encinitas Undercover, is not quite as vanilla as The Advocate in its appraisal of the return of Joe Mosca to the world of local governance and political ambition. Here is how they announced this story yesterday (link).
Yes, Joe Mosca will certainly align himself with the (oxymoron alert) "Smart Growth" faction of the Encinitas City Council. That is if he does what everyone there seems to think he will do and runs for a CC seat.
Why? Probably for the same reason Joe did just that here. It's where big development and political establishment money is to be found, and he apparently believes that if he sells out his new town the local Democratic Party establishment will reward him with an Assembly seat nod.
Obviously the tiresomely ambitious Joe Mosca has now become that proverbial old dog incapable of learning any new tricks. Plus Joe still can't seem to admit to the fact that as a politico he will never amount to anything except the very smallest of potatoes.
The LA Times announces the arrival of the FBI in Arcadia's GemCoin scandal
We have been on the Johnny GemCoin Scandal for a while now. Which is why the following Los Angeles Times article is particularly gratifying. This story is going mainstream, and the FBI has stepped in. It just gets no better. All that is left now are some City Hall perp walks.
I guess there is nothing like the FBI showing up to make someone think about doing a little late in the game distancing.
For the rest of this entirely delicious LA Times article click here.