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Monday, October 16, 2006

Antonio's Ego Trip

THERE'S ONLY ONE thing worse than having to listen to canned political speeches and pretentious dignitary-speak. It's having to listen to them back-to-back in English and in Mandarin.

Accompanied by a coterie of business, labor and political allies, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is barnstorming through Asia as if it were Iowa before the caucuses and he were running for president. The trip is officially a trade mission, and it appears there are some real business connections and deals being made. But as is so often the case with Villaraigosa, it's ultimately all about him, all the time.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So what? Maybe MAV's stumping for an ambassadorship.