A fight worth watching
|Today's LA Times story about Fresno Mayor Alan Autry has a pretty priceless quote near the end.|
As to why Nuñez and Villaraigosa joined forces, Autry echoes a commonly held theory: Both want to trade up. Villaraigosa may want to run for governor in 2010, and Nuñez may want to be L.A.'s next mayor. If the school overhaul works out, both will have a proud showpiece to present to voters.
Autry, whose term expires in about 2 1/2 years, said that he isn't certain what he'll do next but that neither Villaraigosa nor Nuñez needs to worry about facing him in a future election.
"I'd be more worried about me going to Sacramento and kicking their ass," said Autry, who once played pro football for the Green Bay Packers.
Now a fight between former boxer Nunez and former football player Autry--that's a Sacramento tussle worth keeping an eye on.