Sunday, April 30, 2006

L.A. mayor picks NFL talks over immigrant boycott

Reuters reported Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles' first Latino mayor in the modern era, will skip huge pro-immigration rallies planned for Monday to meet with pro football officials in Dallas, leaving organizers feeling like "a ship without a captain."

He is smart. He knows that he could not be re-elected with just the Latino vote, and for him to look like he was responsible for something the organizers have said is a desire to cause severe disruptions to the city, would have been STUPID.
Oscar Sanchez, an organizer of the Great American Boycott in Los Angeles, said the mayor's office previously told the group he would speak at a downtown Los Angeles rally on Monday -- then backed out. Instead, the mayor will be in Dallas speaking with National Football League officials about the possibility of bringing a team back to Los Angeles.
The White Male vote must be bigger than the Latino vote

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