Monday, August 15, 2005

Chulo ... Big City Mayor

Q-vo gente ... Time magazine list Villaraigosa (Chulo) as one of the top 25 most influential "Hispanics" in EU. "Hispanic" .... orale ... pues if that's true eses, then that also means he may be the most influential Chicano in the universe ... que no ...

Per Time ...
Two weeks after Antonio Villaraigosa was elected mayor of Los Angeles in May, he traveled to Washington, where people lined up to acclaim him as the new standard bearer of Latino political power in the Democratic Party. Expectations were high that as L.A.'s first Latino mayor in more than 130 years, he would usher in a new era for Latinos, who historically have been underrepresented in politics. But Villaraigosa was quick to show that his agenda extends beyond the interests of a single ethnic group. At a lunch for 200 Latino leaders, among them U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral and Deputy Assistant to the President Ruben Barrales, he said, "It's not about Latino power. It's about building a coalition." Two hours later, he popped another bubble when he told a convention of more than 1,000 Democratic Party activists that when he looked around the room, there were too many whites and if they wanted to take back America, they would have to be more ethnically inclusive. Coming from one of the nation's most ethnically diverse cities, Villaraigosa, 52, stands for a bridge-building, post-ethnic style of politics. "My message is one of bringing people together," he says. "I am proud of who I am, but I don't wear it on my sleeve."

... and check this out eses, there's already plato between Chulo and LA City abogado Rocky Delgadillo ... simon seems like Barrio Rock is questioning Chulo's appointment of Valerie Velasco to the airport commission because of her previous lawsuit against LA World Airports ... Chulo's response to Barrio Rock: "I'm frankly a little concerned that my lawyer, because that's what he is, would say that ... But I hope that he was misquoted." Eehhooo, aver que pasa ...

Pues ... no. 1 on Time's list is Alberto Gonzales, W's homie... El Blaster Artie Moreno #11, comico George Lopez #12 y JLo made the list at #13 and Selma Hayek at #23 .... South West Voter Registration Jefe Antonio Gonzalez at #4 ... now this is interesting ... Antonio G ahead of Chulo ... maybe it's the pinche last name! Bill Richardson, New Mexico Gov and former Clinton homie, is #18 ...


I'm convinced that next year's list will include a hand full of homies de Barrio Chulo and hopefully from the golden ciudad tambien ...

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