Violent crime in L.A. is down
27% (35% in the Valley
) over last year, and yet, Villaraigosa has opened up a solid double-digit lead over Mayor Hahn, according to the latest polls
Is it stating the obvious to say that Hahn is in deep trouble? Yes it is, but I'm going to say it anyway:
Hahn is in deep trouble. You know it's bad when he stirs himself from his usual somnolent stupor, and starts announcing "plans" to fix this or that city woe. Case in point is his tepid, half-baked scheme to fix the patient-killing King/Drew Medical Center
: he wants to create what is essentially a City Surgeon General, in order to advocate for better health care facilities.
No matter that the troubled hospital is not run by the city. He's just trying to look like he's doing something, anything
in office besides sleeping and engaging in widespread cronyism.
Too little, too late Mayor Hahn.
Even Magic Johnson has jumped ship
, saying the Mayor "doesn't have the energy for the job".Et tu
, Magic? Et tu
Yes sir, Hahn is definitely in deep trouble.