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This is the same L.A. mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, who liked to appear at the illegal alien marches and has made Los Angeles a sanctuary city. I guess sanctuary for those who a) don't respect American immigration law and now b) those who don't respect marriage vows. I suppose that pesky "''til death do we part" thing should be changed to "'til the pressures of the job or that affair I had or that there's-so-much-sexy-ass-out-here-I-don't-want-to-be-limited-now-that-I'm-a-political-superstar-
and-someday-might-be-governor-so-who-needs-the-old-ball-and-chain do we part" part.

I'm just sayin'. Luke Ford has the details.

Supplemental comment by Maynard:

The Los Angeles Times has run this gentle article describing Villaraigosa's marital woes. It says things like:

A spokesman would not elaborate on reasons behind the split, but the mayor and his wife, Corina, 49, a longtime teacher in the Montebello Unified School District, have struggled to keep their marriage together as he works long hours away from home....

...Villaraigosa declined at the time to discuss his marriage at length. But he acknowledged that he and Corina had weathered some difficult times, saying that "in a 20-year marriage, there are many ups and downs." And he added that his hectic job — he regularly works 15-hour days and often travels out of town on city business — had added to the strain.
Hmmmm...struggles and difficult times and strains and ups-and-downs...the kind of stuff that could happen to any hardworking man, right? Are they this generous when describing the antics of Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani, I wonder?

An extensive New Yorker article is less sanguine:

On the night of the primary election [at the beginning of his political career], Villaraigosa held a victory party at the Plaza de la Raza, a Latino cultural center. Xavier Becerra, a congressman from Los Angeles, gave a speech praising the courage of Antonio and his wife, Corina, who had been battling thyroid cancer throughout the campaign.

The next morning, Corina phoned friends, asking if they had any idea where Antonio was. She learned that he had left town for a few days with the wife of one of their close friends.

Villaraigosa's supporters were outraged. The Macho Dogs held a meeting; some wanted their money back, and there was talk of recalling him. Many were appalled at his recklessness. He had run as a family man, sending out pictures of himself with Corina and their two small children. (He also has two older daughters, whom he helps support, from relationships before he was married.) Initially, Villaraigosa defended his actions, saying, "It is a matter of the heart." He eventually acknowledged his error. That did not help much with many people, including his wife, who remained estranged from him for two and a half years. "He was a pariah," Cedillo told me.

Posted by Tammy · June 9, 2007 02:24 PM · Permalink
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SF's Mayor Gavin Newsom aslo cheated on his wife. But it's okay for you because he's not a Mexican, and you hate and want to kill all Mexicans.
 

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Personally I think Villaraigosa's recent performance has been subpar and I don't condone the **** ups in his personal life but honestly it isn't any of my business. But I believe him to be a visionary even if only a temporary one.......he is still one of the few local politicians out there that really gets the direction that LA has to be sheperded towards and for that I still support him politically.
 

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There are some things you should care about your mayor, this isn't one of them.

 

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Villar also has 2 daughters out of wedlock... oh and he also took and FAILED the bar exam 4 times. Yes, it doesn't take much to be a political leader in this state or country.
 

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There are some things you should care about your mayor, this isn't one of them.
I wouldn't say that......I think a person who is dishonest in their personal lives will probably be dishonest dealing w/ the public(even moreso) as well. Defitnately what you do in your personal life helps to make up a composite of ones profile. Isn't that why when you go for a job that say deals w/ money they check your background?
If any of this is true ,this surely starts to change my perception of the man. If he is this reckless w/ his personal life how reckless and inconsistent will he be dealing w/ the city or even state?
 

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Why is it reckless to have a change of heart. His love life has nothing to do with the city.
 

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I wouldn't say that......I think a person who is dishonest in their personal lives will probably be dishonest dealing w/ the public(even moreso) as well. Defitnately what you do in your personal life helps to make up a composite of ones profile. Isn't that why when you go for a job that say deals w/ money they check your background?
If any of this is true ,this surely starts to change my perception of the man. If he is this reckless w/ his personal life how reckless and inconsistent will he be dealing w/ the city or even state?
But see, this reminded me of Clinton's blowjob. I think there are aspects of our politician's personal lives that we should look at, but I just think this is too personal and we shouldn't really care about who he's sleeping with (as long as it's legal, that is).

And yes, this might be a negative point in his personal life, but I don't how this could affect his decisions as the mayor of LA.
 

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I wouldn't say that......I think a person who is dishonest in their personal lives will probably be dishonest dealing w/ the public(even moreso) as well. Defitnately what you do in your personal life helps to make up a composite of ones profile. Isn't that why when you go for a job that say deals w/ money they check your background?
If any of this is true ,this surely starts to change my perception of the man. If he is this reckless w/ his personal life how reckless and inconsistent will he be dealing w/ the city or even state?
I agree with this. I mean, for the most part a politician's personal life really is just that, his own personal business, but you can't deny that what a man does behind closed doors is still a integral part of his character. It has to be a dark time for him in light of his recent political and personal failures.
 

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Why is it reckless to have a change of heart. His love life has nothing to do with the city.

I think his "love" life his personal life has alot to do w/ the city. Assuming that he did not have an open relationship type of arrangement he acted carelessly and w/o regard to his wife. You can always be an adult and say,'Listen wife, I've had a change of heart I'd like to move on'. Not go missing for 3 days like some teenager when your wife is calling everyone trying to find out where you are. And in the case of Clinton, why couldn't he just say 'I will not answer that question', plain and simple. Or 'this is a matter between me and my wife'....instead of going on television and just lying lying lying and for what? It all came out that the girl sucked his dick anyway...:eek:hno: Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. And if you'd rather not answer something, say 'I'd rather not answer that at this time'. What is so hard about that?
 

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Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. And if you'd rather not answer something, say 'I'd rather not answer that at this time'. What is so hard about that?
Sound very biblical to me... but I agree.:lol:
 

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So the Mayor and the Wife had a change of heart, who cares. Divorces are up the roof anyhow, so people get a life and move on. Besides a divorced/separation doesn't make you less of a person anyhow. Like I mentioned before that maybe this incident is going to allow the Mayor to focus and lobby for more transportation money. He has no one to come home to and he roll up his sleeves and get down and dirty!!!!

Hooray For Tony!!! :carrot:
 

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I think his "love" life his personal life has alot to do w/ the city. Assuming that he did not have an open relationship type of arrangement he acted carelessly and w/o regard to his wife. You can always be an adult and say,'Listen wife, I've had a change of heart I'd like to move on'. Not go missing for 3 days like some teenager when your wife is calling everyone trying to find out where you are. And in the case of Clinton, why couldn't he just say 'I will not answer that question', plain and simple. Or 'this is a matter between me and my wife'....instead of going on television and just lying lying lying and for what? It all came out that the girl sucked his dick anyway...:eek:hno: Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. And if you'd rather not answer something, say 'I'd rather not answer that at this time'. What is so hard about that?
Yeah, but you see when people cheat they don't say "hey, I don't like you anymore" They try to avoid that part and make it more fun. I just think he wanted to have fun.
 

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I just think he wanted to have fun.
You're making him sound as if he is 4.........so I guess if he just wanted to have fun someone should have bought him a shovel and pale and built a sandbox for him.
 

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So the Mayor and the Wife had a change of heart, who cares. Divorces are up the roof anyhow, so people get a life and move on. Besides a divorced/separation doesn't make you less of a person anyhow. Like I mentioned before that maybe this incident is going to allow the Mayor to focus and lobby for more transportation money. He has no one to come home to and he roll up his sleeves and get down and dirty!!!!

Hooray For Tony!!! :carrot:
should there be a clause in the town chata? elected officals must be single, or would that just encourage the NAMBLA types?
 

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