California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-San Francisco)
In a conference call today with reporters California’s Senior Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein’;s endorsement of Hillary Clinton did not quite go as planned. In fact, it was dogged by questions about Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, his divorce and his girl friend Telemundo political reporter Mirthala Salinas.
A reporter asked Clinton whether she was concerned about the recent scandal following Villaraigosa’s divorce and his admission of a relationship with a Spanish-language television reporter, and whether she’d spoken with him.
Feinstein angrily interjected.
“I’m surprised at you for that question. My goodness, Hillary is running for president of the United States she doesn’t need to get into this,” Feinstein snapped.
“I echo my friend Dianne’s comments, but let me say that I have spoken with the mayor,” Clinton said.
“I also am well aware that he is the mayor of our second-largest city, and I think that his work on behalf of many of the issues that I care about is very significant so I will continue to welcome his support.”
Of course, Hillary will “welcome” his support. But, it is Flap’s guess that Mayor Villar and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (who earlier this year admitted to an affair with the wife of his campaign manager) will have little to do with the campaign and appear very sparingly with the Senator from New York.
By the way, Hillary, when you talked to the Mayor did you tell him that you commiserate with Corinna?
And a print rendering of this original cartoon by Patrick O’Connor of the Los Angeles Daily News can be purchased by clicking the link here.