To those readers not in Los Angeles (or those in Los Angeles, who come here for their news first...), Eric Garcetti won the election for mayor against his opponent, Wendy Gruel. As I noted yesterday, my friend Adam Belanoff who writes for Major Crimes and The Closer was heavily pushing Mr. Garcetti for purely personal reasons, having hired him much earlier to play the Mayor of Los Angeles.
Having seen the results this morning, my first reaction was -- How bizarre that he would now have to cast a new actor as Mayor of Los Angeles because the guy became Mayor of Los Angeles.
By the way, I was really surprised how low the vote total was, about 330,000. I know it was an off-year election and in the middle of May, and it was really just a run-off, not tied to a bigger election, but in a city with 3.8 million people to elect the mayor with 9% of the vote is paltry. In fairness, too, that might speak to people understand that the mayor in L.A. has less authority than in other cities.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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